Higdon: Piano Trio, Voices, Impressions
Adam Neiman, Alisa Weilerstein, Anne Akiko Meyers, Cypress String Quartet, Hsin-Yun Huang, Melissa Kleinbart, Nicholas Kitchen & Wilhelmina Smith
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||Piano Trio: I. Pale Yellow||Adam Neiman, Alisa Weilerstein & Anne Akiko Meyers||7:53||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Piano Trio: II. Fiery Red||Adam Neiman, Alisa Weilerstein & Anne Akiko Meyers||5:26||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Voices: I. Blitz||Hsin-Yun Huang, Melissa Kleinbart, Nicholas Kitchen & Wilhelmina Smith||6:18||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Voices: II. Soft Enlacing||Hsin-Yun Huang, Melissa Kleinbart, Nicholas Kitchen & Wilhelmina Smith||6:16||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Voices: III. Grace||Hsin-Yun Huang, Melissa Kleinbart, Nicholas Kitchen & Wilhelmina Smith||5:01||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Impressions: I. Bright Palette||Cypress String Quartet||8:39||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Impressions: II. Quiet Art||Cypress String Quartet||8:06||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Impressions: III. To the Point||Cypress String Quartet||3:34||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Impressions: IV. Noted Canvas||Cypress String Quartet||6:23||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Great Music! Dazzlingly Fantastic Performance!
Jennifer Higdon's offers fresh hope for the future of contemporary music. She has a knack for finding new life in traditional tonality. The music on this recording is on a par with her popular symphonic works including the Concerto for Orchestra. It is at times lyrical and other times displays a ferocious 'bartokian' savagery. It is also technically very demanding. In this case, Adam Naiman and company have prove themselves fully up to the task, creating a recording that seems always fresh and spontaneous even upon repeated listening. The Piano Trios and String Quartets in this recording have the earmarks of becoming 21st century classics for these forms.