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Amy Williams: Crossings - Richer Textures, BrigidÆs Flame, Falling, Astoria, et al.; JACK Quartet; Jeffrey Jacobs; Amy Williams

Audio Samples

>Williams, Amy : Richer Textures, for string quartet
>Williams, Amy : Brigid's Flame, for piano
>Williams, Amy : Falling, for piano
>Williams, Amy : Astoria, for piano
>Williams, Amy : Crossings, for piano
>Williams, Amy : Abstracted Art, for piano
>Williams, Amy : Cineshape 2, for piano & string quartet

Album Summary

>Williams, Amy : Richer Textures, for string quartet
>Williams, Amy : Brigid's Flame, for piano
>Williams, Amy : Falling, for piano
>Williams, Amy : Astoria, for piano
>Williams, Amy : Crossings, for piano
>Williams, Amy : Abstracted Art, for piano
>Williams, Amy : Cineshape 2, for piano & string quartet
Performers Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The compositions of Amy Williams have been presented at renowned contemporary music venues in the United States, Australia and Europe. Her works have been performed by leading contemporary music soloists and ensembles including the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the International Contemporary, the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble and the California E.A.R. Unit. Ms. Williams is the recipient of a Howard Foundation Fellowship, a Fromm Music Foundation Commission and a Creative Development Grant from the Heinz and Pittsburgh Foundations. She received her Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo and is on the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh. This recording, the first devoted exclusively to her music, features compositions for piano and strings, all given virtuosic performances by some of the finest performers of contemporary music including the JACK Quartet, Jeffrey Jacobs, Amy Williams and the Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo.

American Record Guide, November/December 2013
'Crossings', the title piece in this album of piano and string music from 2001-12 by Pittsburgh composer Amy Williams, describes the crossing of two things - two hands since it's a piano duet and two worlds since it's a contemporary homage to Bach. It could also refer to crossings in the other pieces. We hear references to film, poetry, Art Tatum, and much else. 'Astoria', one of the most striking pieces, is inspired by Piazzolla: it's certainly an icy notion of a tango. Performances and recording are excellent.



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Works Details

>Williams, Amy : Richer Textures, for string quartet
  • Ensemble: Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2011

>Williams, Amy : Brigid's Flame, for piano
  • Performer: Amy Williams (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2009

>Williams, Amy : Falling, for piano
  • Performer: Amy Williams (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2012

>Williams, Amy : Astoria, for piano
  • Performer: Jeffrey Jacob (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Williams, Amy : Crossings, for piano
  • Ensemble: Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo
  • Running Time: 8 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2009

>Williams, Amy : Abstracted Art, for piano
  • Ensemble: Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo
  • Running Time: 7 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2001-2002

>Williams, Amy : Cineshape 2, for piano & string quartet
  • Performer: Amy Williams (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 2007