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Jessica Krash: What I Wanted to Tell You - Chamber & piano music / Jessica Krash, piano; Ian Swensen, violin

Audio Samples

>Krash, Jessica : Second Hand, for piano
>Krash, Jessica : Cheyenne Rabbi 1940s, for violin & piano
>Krash, Jessica : Be Seeing You, for piano & string quartet
>Krash, Jessica : Really, Truly, for violin & piano
>Krash, Jessica : Dangerous Curves, for piano
>Krash, Jessica : What I Wanted to Tell You, for cello & piano
>Krash, Jessica : Bagatelles (5), for violin, cello & piano

Album Summary

>Krash, Jessica : Second Hand, for piano
>Krash, Jessica : Cheyenne Rabbi 1940s, for violin & piano
>Krash, Jessica : Be Seeing You, for piano & string quartet
>Krash, Jessica : Really, Truly, for violin & piano
>Krash, Jessica : Dangerous Curves, for piano
>Krash, Jessica : What I Wanted to Tell You, for cello & piano
>Krash, Jessica : Bagatelles (5), for violin, cello & piano
Performers Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

A native of Washington, DC, composer and pianist Jessica Krash was awarded a Wammie (Washington Area Music Association's Grammy) in 2010. Her work has been presented in both traditional and experimental settings in New York, Germany, Austria and all the major performance venues and museums in Washington, DC. She lectures on topics of music and the brain, music history and the insights we get from dangerous, banned and provocative music. She is on the faculty at George Washington University and has previously been a faculty member at George Mason University and the Levine School of Music. She is a graduate of Harvard, Juilliard and the University of Maryland, where she earned her doctorate in composition. The major work on this recording, Be Seeing You, for string quartet and piano, was commissioned by the National Gallery of Art and the National Museum of Women in the Arts and is inspired by 14 depictions of women found in these two museums.

American Record Guide, March/April 2014
Jessica Krash is composer and pianist. She is from Washington, DC and currently on the faculty of George Washington University, where she teaches music history courses including one on "dangerous music" - that is, "banned and provocative music from many genres, places, and times in history". She sounds like an interesting and unusual teacher. The style of Krash's music is relatively lyrical and consonant in harmony. If I were to generalize, it would be to say that her style is listenable and moving. It is well worth hearing. The players seem to be fine, and Krash herself is a pianist of delicacy and warmth.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Blue House Productions, Silver Spring, MD; College Park, MD; Opusrite.



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Works Details

>Krash, Jessica : Second Hand, for piano
  • Performer: Jessica Krash (Piano)
  • Ensemble: Sunrise Quartet
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Krash, Jessica : Cheyenne Rabbi 1940s, for violin & piano
  • Performers: Jessica Krash (Piano); Ian Swensen (Violin)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Krash, Jessica : Be Seeing You, for piano & string quartet
  • Performer: Jessica Krash (Piano)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music

>Krash, Jessica : Really, Truly, for violin & piano
  • Performers: Jessica Krash (Piano); Elisabeth Adkins (Violin)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Krash, Jessica : Dangerous Curves, for piano
  • Performer: Jessica Krash (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Krash, Jessica : What I Wanted to Tell You, for cello & piano
  • Performers: Tanya Anisimova [Cello/Composer] (Cello); Jessica Krash (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Krash, Jessica : Bagatelles (5), for violin, cello & piano
  • Performers: Paul Cigan (Clarinet); Carole Evans (Violin); Mark Evans (Cello); Jessica Krash (Piano)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary