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Wydawnictwo: Bridge
Nr katalogowy: BRIDG 9556
Nośnik: 1 CD
Data wydania: sierpień 2021
EAN: 90404955624
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Epoka muzyczna: współczesna
Obszar (język): angielski (USA)
Instrumenty: fortepian
Rodzaj: sonata

Bland: Piano Sonatas

Bridge - BRIDG 9556
Wykonawcy
Kevin Gorman, piano
Piano Sonata No. 17 in A minor
Piano Sonata No. 18 in G minor
Bland's virtuoso sonatas present a fascinating blend of arch romanticism, piano heroics, and passionate utterance. Premiere recordings by the young American pianist, Kevin Gorman.

William Bland’s cycle of 24 piano sonatas, one in each of the major and minor keys, was composed between the years 1998 and 2014. Since the completion of the cycle, some of the earlier sonatas have been revised, and in some cases recomposed. The initial composition of the 24 sonatas filled 431 pages in Bland’s small, finely rendered manuscript. The cycle is the West Virginia-born composer’s magnum opus, and is a summation of an extraordinarily wide range of cultural influences. Only a handful of the sonatas have been performed to date, most notably by Bland, and by the American pianists David Holzman and Kevin Gorman. The composer’s own 4 2007 performances of Sonata #4 in E-flat Major - Four “Goodbye” Concert Rags, and Sonata #14 in B-flat Major (BRIDGE 9223) were the only recordings from the cycle before the appearance of the present disc. All of Bland’s 24 sonatas are relatively large-scale works, written utilizing schemes of 4, 5 or 6 movements, The composer writes that “the individual motivation for each sonata varied, including visual imagery, literature, and just pure music.”

Recorded at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, NY, December 17 and 18, 2020. Piano: Steinway D.

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