Deep River: Music for Violin and Piano by Composers of African Descent / Merwin Siu, violin; Phoenix Park-Kim, piano

Audio Samples

>Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel : Deep River, for piano (Negro Melodies), Op. 59/10
>Dett, R. Nathaniel : Cinnamon Grove, suite for piano
>Swanson, Howard : Nocturne for violin & piano
>Smith, Hale : Epicedial Variations, for violin & piano
>Baker, David : Ethnic Variations on a Theme of Paganini, for violin & piano (after Paganini's 24th Caprice)
>Marsalis, Ellis : Fourth Autumn for piano

Album Summary

>Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel : Deep River, for piano (Negro Melodies), Op. 59/10
>Dett, R. Nathaniel : Cinnamon Grove, suite for piano
>Swanson, Howard : Nocturne for violin & piano
>Smith, Hale : Epicedial Variations, for violin & piano
>Baker, David : Ethnic Variations on a Theme of Paganini, for violin & piano (after Paganini's 24th Caprice)
>Marsalis, Ellis : Fourth Autumn for piano
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This recording offers a program of music by black composers for piano and violin. Violinist Merwin Siu has appeared with the Toledo Symphony, the New Mexico Symphony and the Cleveland Pops and has been featured on performing arts series throughout the Midwest. Pianist Phoenix Park-Kim has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the U.S., South Korea, Taiwan, Italy, Switzerland and Russia. A competition winner, she has been featured with the Kansas City Philharmonic, the Marion Philharmonic and the UMKC Chamber Orchestra.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Studio D, Summitville, IN (2006-2010).



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Works Details

>Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel : Deep River, for piano (Negro Melodies), Op. 59/10
  • Performers: Phoenix Park-Kim (Piano); Merwin Siu (Violin)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Dett, R. Nathaniel : Cinnamon Grove, suite for piano
  • Performer: Phoenix Park-Kim (Piano)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928

>Swanson, Howard : Nocturne for violin & piano
  • Performers: Phoenix Park-Kim (Piano); Merwin Siu (Violin)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1951

>Smith, Hale : Epicedial Variations, for violin & piano
  • Performers: Phoenix Park-Kim (Piano); Merwin Siu (Violin)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1979

>Baker, David : Ethnic Variations on a Theme of Paganini, for violin & piano (after Paganini's 24th Caprice)
  • Performers: Phoenix Park-Kim (Piano); Merwin Siu (Violin)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1982

>Marsalis, Ellis : Fourth Autumn for piano
  • Performer: Phoenix Park-Kim (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary