Benjamin Broening: Recombinant Nocturnes / Daniel Koppelman; Ruth Neville

> Double Nocturne - Double Nocturne
> Nocturne Fragments - Mercurial
> Nocturne Fragments - Remote
> Nachtlied - Nachtlied
> Nocturne Fragments - Gentle, tolling flexible
> Nocturne Fragments - Flexible, mysterious, resonant
> Nocturne/Doubles - Nocturne/Doubles
> Nocturne Fragments - Aggressive, bright, eventually giving way
> Nocturne Fragments - Eternal
> Nocturne Fragments - Tenderly, Part I
> Third Nocturne - Third Nocturne
> Nocturne Fragments - Nocturne Fragments: Tenderly, Part II
> Nocturne Loops, "Night Falls" - Nocturne Loops, "Night Falls"

Album Summary

>Broening, Benjamin : Double Nocturne, for 2 pianos
>Broening, Benjamin : Nocturne Fragments, for solo piano
>Broening, Benjamin : Nachtlied (Second Nocturne), for piano, 4 hands
>Broening, Benjamin : Nocturne and Doubles, for piano & electronics
>Broening, Benjamin : Third Nocturne, for piano & electronics
>Broening, Benjamin : Nocturne Falls (Nocturne Loops), for 4 pianos
Performers Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Expertly performed by the virtuoso duo runedako (Ruth Neville and Daniel Koppelman) the six works on this disc (for various permutations of one or two players on one, two, or four pianos, with and without electronics), try to answer the question "When is a repeat not a repeat?" The interconnected pieces all share the same musical DNA: materials, gestures, rhythmic ideas and brief melodic fragments drift from one piece to another in the set, constantly recombining in new ways to create music that ranges from delicate tintinnabulations at the threshold of audibility to passages of explosive virtuosity.

From the aphoristic Nocturne Fragments interspersed throughout the disc, to the powerful, monolithic chords evoking Messiaenic ecstasy of Double Nocturne, to the deceptively simple mystery of Night Falls (Nocturne Loops), this contemporary take on the Nocturne unfolds beautifully. But it's not the only possible ordering. Try playing the disc on shuffle mode and you'll hear some new and beautiful transitions between movements and pieces, new musical connections too!

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Camp Concert Hall, Modlin Center for the Arts, Universi (05/22/2010-05/24/2010).



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Works Details

>Broening, Benjamin : Double Nocturne, for 2 pianos
  • Ensemble: Runedako Duo
  • Notes: Camp Concert Hall, Modlin Center for the Arts, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia (05/22/2010-05/24/2010)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 2009-2010

>Broening, Benjamin : Nocturne Fragments, for solo piano
  • Performer: Daniel Koppelman (Piano)
  • Notes: Camp Concert Hall, Modlin Center for the Arts, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia (05/22/2010-05/24/2010)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 2010

>Broening, Benjamin : Nachtlied (Second Nocturne), for piano, 4 hands
  • Ensemble: Runedako Duo
  • Notes: Camp Concert Hall, Modlin Center for the Arts, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia (05/22/2010-05/24/2010)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 2008

>Broening, Benjamin : Nocturne Fragments, for solo piano
  • Performer: Daniel Koppelman (Piano)
  • Notes: Camp Concert Hall, Modlin Center for the Arts, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia (05/22/2010-05/24/2010)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 2010

>Broening, Benjamin : Nocturne and Doubles, for piano & electronics
  • Performers: Ruth Neville (Piano); Ruth Neville (Electronics)
  • Notes: Camp Concert Hall, Modlin Center for the Arts, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia (05/22/2010-05/24/2010)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 2002

>Broening, Benjamin : Nocturne Fragments, for solo piano
  • Performer: Daniel Koppelman (Piano)
  • Notes: Camp Concert Hall, Modlin Center for the Arts, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia (05/22/2010-05/24/2010)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 2010

>Broening, Benjamin : Third Nocturne, for piano & electronics
  • Performers: Daniel Koppelman (Piano); Daniel Koppelman (Electronics)
  • Notes: Camp Concert Hall, Modlin Center for the Arts, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia (05/22/2010-05/24/2010)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 2009

>Broening, Benjamin : Nocturne Fragments, for solo piano
  • Performer: Daniel Koppelman (Piano)
  • Notes: Camp Concert Hall, Modlin Center for the Arts, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia (05/22/2010-05/24/2010)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 2010

>Broening, Benjamin : Nocturne Falls (Nocturne Loops), for 4 pianos
  • Performer: Daniel Koppelman (Piano)
  • Notes: Camp Concert Hall, Modlin Center for the Arts, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia (05/22/2010-05/24/2010)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 2010