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American Highways

vr 12 jan 2018 18:00 uur

In episode #106 of American Highways, pianist Guy Livingston brings us piano music by eccentric, innovative, and inspiring American composer William Bolcom.

 

Bolcom was awarded the 1988 Pulitzer Prize in Music for his 12 New Etudes for piano, and his music has always revolved around the instrument on which he still performs as a soloist and accompanist.

 

Opening and closing music: improvisations by Guy Livingston

 

William Bolcom
Recuerdos
I. Choro – Homage to Nazareth
II. Recuerdos; II. Paseo – a la memoire de Louis-Moreau Gottschalk
III. Valse Venezolano – a la memoire de Ramon Delgado Palacios
Elisabeth and Marcel Bergmann, duo pianists
Naxos 8559244

William Bolcom
3 Dance Portraits; No. 3. Abbacadabra
Ursula Oppens, pianist
Naxos NAM 8559832-34

William Bolcom
12 Piano Etudes (revised 1966 version)
Christopher Taylor, pianist
Naxos NAM 8559832-34

 

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