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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Just Opened: Week of April 1

No, it's not an April Fools joke!  This month we're using a different format for our Just Opened New Releases.  Because we have so many solo piano releases, we're featuring them after-the-news-at-noon as "A Pleasure of Pianos."   Solo piano releases are so plentiful that we could actually continue this noon series for at least 3 months... but we'll start with one and then share the others in different formats.   Meanwhile, the Friday afternoon hours this month will be a continuation of our usual weekday melange of great works from our library.  Enjoy this pleasure of pianos this April.

Book II Johann Sebastian Bach
David Korevaar, piano
MSR 1021
ISBN# 6 81583 10212 1
David Korevaar's Official Website
Andrew Rangell, piano
ISBN# 0 90404 92052 3
More info on Andrew Rangell
Piano Sonatas and Sonatinas 3
Susan Kagan, Piano
NAXOS 572204
ISBN# 7 47313 22047 2
Susan Kagan's Official Website
My Delight of the Week!  
All of the featured pianists this month are superlative.  This is the 2nd CD from this series that we have featured this month, and I am especially enjoying getting to know the work of Ries, this over-looked contemporary (and friend) of Beethoven.  This period bridging the Classical and Romantic periods is melodically rich.

Romantic Transcriptions for Piano
Jue Wang, piano
MSR 1404
ISBN# 6 81585 14042 0
Jue Wang's Official Website

Volume 2
James Brawn, piano
MSR 1466
ISBN# 6 81585 14662 0
James Brawn's Official Website

Thanks to SU practicum Jennifer Reeves for pulling together the pix and info. on these releases, Just Opened.
Kara Dahl Russell

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