Picker: Keys to the City, Four Etudes for Ursula, etc / Ursula Oppens

Album Summary

>Picker, Tobias : Etudes (4) for Ursula
>Picker, Tobias : Old and Lost Rivers
>Picker, Tobias : Pieces (3) for Piano
>Picker, Tobias : Where the Rivers Go
>Picker, Tobias : ... when soft voices die..., for piano
>Picker, Tobias : The Blue Hula for Piano solo
>Picker, Tobias : Concerto for Piano no 2 "Keys to the City"
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

New York City native Tobias Picker was described by the Wall Street Journal as, "our finest composer for the lyric stage" and by BBC Music Magazine as, "displaying a distinctively soulful style that is one of the glories of the current musical scene." This new Wergo recording with pianist Ursula Oppens traces an evolution in the composer's writing for piano from the virtuosic challenges of his 'Four Etudes for Ursula' and the jazzy, urbane landscape of 'Keys to the City' to the lyrical simplicity of 'Old and Lost Rivers' or 'The Blue Hula'. This disc features mostly first recordings and is an invaluable contribution to the discography of contemporary American music.



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Works Details

>Picker, Tobias : Etudes (4) for Ursula
  • Performer: Ursula Oppens (Piano)
  • Notes: American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY (09/11/2007-09/12/2007)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1996

>Picker, Tobias : Old and Lost Rivers
  • Performer: Ursula Oppens (Piano)
  • Notes: American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY (09/11/2007-09/12/2007)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1986

>Picker, Tobias : Pieces (3) for Piano
  • Performer: Ursula Oppens (Piano)
  • Notes: American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY (09/11/2007-09/12/2007)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1990

>Picker, Tobias : Where the Rivers Go
  • Performer: Ursula Oppens (Piano)
  • Notes: American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY (09/11/2007-09/12/2007)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1995

>Picker, Tobias : ... when soft voices die..., for piano
  • Performer: Ursula Oppens (Piano)
  • Notes: American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY (09/11/2007-09/12/2007)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1977

>Picker, Tobias : The Blue Hula for Piano solo
  • Performer: Ursula Oppens (Piano)
  • Notes: American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY (09/11/2007-09/12/2007)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1990

>Picker, Tobias : Concerto for Piano no 2 "Keys to the City"
  • Performers: Tobias Picker (Piano); Ursula Oppens (Piano)
  • Notes: American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY (09/11/2007-09/12/2007)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1983