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Farrin: This is the story she began, etc / Tanya Bannister

Album Summary

>Del Tredici, David : Three Gymnopedies, for piano
>Theofanidis, Christopher : All dreams begin with the horizon, for piano
>Farrin, Suzanne : This is the story she began, for piano
>Silver, Sheila : Preludes (6) for piano "D'apres poemes de Baudelaire"
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Tanya Bannister's career began with her victories at the Concert Artists Guild International Competition and the New Orleans International Piano Competition, confirming her status among the leading pianists of her generation. Ms. Bannister has a special affinity for contemporary music. As she says, "I find the experience of working with composers to be an enlightening and energizing one..." Three works on this recording Del Tredici, Farrin, and Theofanidis were commissioned for her by Concert Artists Guild.

"Tanya Bannister plays the piano with an energy and command of color that dares the listener not to be delighted...Suzanne Farrin's 2005 This is the story she began, that title inspired by Ovid, has a fantasy-like construction, with a harmonic sensibility that suggests Messiaen. It is music of concision, power, and no little beauty, especially at the hands of Bannister. Sheila Silver takes French impressionism as a starting point for her preludes, especially the first one, which is evocative of the sea. Her horizons expand from there, as the inspiration of nature takes her into the realm of dream-like meditation and more adventuresome harmonies. The clarity of her writing, though, never shuts out the listener, allowing for a relatively easy access to her ample imagination." - Peter Burwasser, Fanfare



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Works Details

>Del Tredici, David : Three Gymnopédies, for piano
  • Performer: Tanya Bannister (Piano)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003

>Theofanidis, Christopher : All dreams begin with the horizon, for piano
  • Performer: Tanya Bannister (Piano)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007

>Farrin, Suzanne : This is the story she began, for piano
  • Performer: Tanya Bannister (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2005

>Silver, Sheila : Preludes (6) for piano "D'après poèmes de Baudelaire"
  • Performer: Tanya Bannister (Piano)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1991