AMERICAN HIGHWAYS #98 WILLIAM BOLCOM:
I’ve admired Bill Bolcom for years, both for his amazing versatility (racconteur, improvisor, pianist) and his brilliant compositions.
He’s well-known for his cabaret songs, his ragtime works, and many other humorous and entertaining pieces. But today I’d like to consider some of his more weighty works: the Piano Concerto, the first Violin Sonata, and Décalage for cello.
Jan Jeroen (J.J.) Spijkervet & Immersive Sound
“American Highways” Jingle
Sounds About Right
composed for Concertzender
1. Andante Spianato, Allegro
Marc-André Hamelin; Dmitry Sitkovetsky: Ulster Orchestra
Hyperion – CDA67170
Violin Sonata No. 1
III. Quasi-Variations: Scenes From a Young Life
NAXOS Naxos – 8.559150
Norman Fischer cello; Jeanne Kierman, piano
Graceful Ghost Rag