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Violin Recital: Fain, Tim - PUTS, K. / GLASS, P. / KERNIS, A.J. / ZHURBIN, L. / DANIELPOUR, R. / BOLCOM, W. / HIGDON, J. (River of Light)

Composer(s):
Artist(s) Wang, Pei-Yao, piano • Fain, Tim, violin
Period(s) 20th CenturyContemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber MusicInstrumental
Catalogue 8.559662
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
CD
USD 9.99
 

 
MP3
USD 6.99
 

 


Tim Fain has constructed an adventurous and exciting recital of American violin music. It takes in the concert version of Philip Glass’s Einstein on the Beach—Fain “played the hell out of the piece”, the composer says—as well as William Bolcom’s nostalgic Graceful Ghost Rag. Variety and lyricism are the watchwords of the selection, exemplified by the soaring lyricism of Kevin Puts’s Aria and by Lev Zhurbin’s lovely Sicilienne. Together, all these pieces offer a vibrant portrait of contemporary repertoire.


   




Review By dmx,August 2011

River of Light features music by American composers including Phillip Glass, William Bolcom, Kevin Put, and Lev Zhurbin. The pieces are played by violinist Tim Fain and pianist Pei-Yao Wang. While the album features all 20th-century pieces, it remains very accessible and easy to listen to…








 

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