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CORIGLIANO, J.: Piano Music (Oppens, Lowenthal) - Winging It / Chiaroscuro / Fantasia on an Ostinato / Kaleidoscope / Etude Fantasy

Composer(s):Corigliano, Jr., John
Artist(s) Lowenthal, Jerome, piano • Oppens, Ursula, piano
Period(s) Contemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue CDR90000-123
Label Cedille
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 9.99
 

 

   




Review By Grego Applegate Edwards',Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review,June 2011

John Corigliano has proven to us all that orchestrally and operatically he has a keen sense for the dramatic, a sharp ear for what sounds well together and how it might be developed. He has a strong sense of the past and utilizes it to breathe life into present-day concert music. I don’t suppose anyone would contest at this point that he is one of America’s leading living composers.

But what of his chamber music? We all know composer who have excelled with the gigantism of massed forces only to falter when simple resources are at his disposal. One or two listens to Winging It (Cedille 90000 123), a recital of his solo piano music beautifully played by Ursula Oppens, will dispel any doubts on that score.

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Review By Grego Applegate Edwards',Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review,June 2011

John Corigliano has proven to us all that orchestrally and operatically he has a keen sense for the dramatic, a sharp ear for what sounds well together and how it might be developed. He has a strong sense of the past and utilizes it to breathe life into present-day concert music. I don’t suppose anyone would contest at this point that he is one of America’s leading living composers.

But what of his chamber music? We all know composer who have excelled with the gigantism of massed forces only to falter when simple resources are at his disposal. One or two listens to Winging It (Cedille 90000 123), a recital of his solo piano music beautifully played by Ursula Oppens, will dispel any doubts on that score.

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Review By Jeff Simon,The Buffalo News,June 2011

If you listen to the composer, it seems that nothing could be more erroneous than assuming John Corigliano’s life as a musician was a sure thing just because his father, John Sr., was Leonard Bernstein’s concertmaster with the New York Philharmonic and his mother Rose Buzen was a pianist and piano teacher. We learn a great deal from his notes to this superb disc of his fascinating piano music by two of the great current pianists of contemporary repertoire—Ursula Oppens and, in Corigliano’s two-piano pieces, Jerome Lowenthal. Neither parent wanted Corigliano to go into music. He had piano lessons with his mother, but “we fought and I quit.” Still, he loved to improvise on the piano which is where his vivid piece “Winging It” came

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