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Piano Music Of Ricky Ian Gordon

Audio Samples

>Gordon, Ricky Ian : Dances (5) for Piano
>Gordon, Ricky Ian : Desire Rag, for piano
>Gordon, Ricky Ian : The Caste System, for piano
>Gordon, Ricky Ian : Orpheus and Euridice
>     They Dance
>Gordon, Ricky Ian : Ring-A-Ding-Ding for piano, 4 hands

Album Summary

>Gordon, Ricky Ian : Dances (5) for Piano
>Gordon, Ricky Ian : Desire Rag, for piano
>Gordon, Ricky Ian : The Caste System, for piano
>Gordon, Ricky Ian : Orpheus and Euridice
>Gordon, Ricky Ian : Ring-A-Ding-Ding for piano, 4 hands
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This CD presents world-premiere recordings of the complete-to-date collection of piano music by Ricky Ian Gordon, and brings to light a lesser-known facet of one America's most beloved composers of opera and song. Mr. Gordon's piano writing combines his innate feel for vocal melodic lines and complex orchestral textures with an intimate knowledge of the instrument, creating a diverse repertoire that is highly appealing to the listener while being demanding on the performer. John Nauman, critically-acclaimed, award-winning pianist, excels at meeting these challenges and demands, bringing his very personal and poetic rendering of these works. This CD was produced by Sergei Kvitko and recorded at Blue Griffin's Studio The Ballroom with the loving guidance of the composer.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Blue Griffin's Studio 'The Ballroom' (08/2010).



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Works Details

>Gordon, Ricky Ian : Dances (5) for Piano
  • Performer: John Nauman (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1997

>Gordon, Ricky Ian : Desire Rag, for piano
  • Performer: John Nauman (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Gordon, Ricky Ian : The Caste System, for piano
  • Performer: John Nauman (Piano)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Gordon, Ricky Ian : Orpheus and Euridice :: They Dance
  • Performer: John Nauman (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Gordon, Ricky Ian : Ring-A-Ding-Ding for piano, 4 hands
  • Performers: John Nauman (Piano); Sergei Kvitko (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary