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Road Movies: Music for violin & piano by Corigliano, Adams, Chaplin, Novacek and Newton / Ning Kam: violin Albert Tiu: piano

Album Summary

>Corigliano, John : Sonata for violin & piano
>Adams, John : Road Movies
>Chaplin, Charlie : Modern Times
>Novacek, John [Piano] : Rags (4) for violin & piano
>Traditional, American : New Britain (Amazing Grace) [The Sacred Harp] (Philadelphia)
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Road Movies was nearly entitled "The Four Johns" due to the amusing coincidence that it features music by John Corigliano, John Adams, John Novacek, and John Newton. Apart from being the wonderful title of Adams' sonata for violin and piano, Road Movies is a fitting description of the journey these artists take the listener through, from the fiendishly mercurial Corigliano sonata to Adams' cooler-than-thou duo for violin and piano and Novacek's celebration of ragtime. Also included on this disc is Claus Ogermann's beautiful arrangement of Charlie Chaplin's "Smile" from his movie Modern Times and Ning Kam's own energetic arrangement of the world's best-known hymn, written by the oldest John on this disc.

The Times
Electrifying ... gutsy and communicative.

American Record Guide, November/December 2013
Singapore-born Ning Kam studied at Curtis with Jaime Laredo and later got her Masters at the Cleveland Institute, where she studied with Donald Weilerstein. She has been praised in these pages before. Mr Piu is a native of the Philippines, currently lives in Singapore, and has taught in the Juilliard precollege division. The program closes with MsKam's bluesy and playful variations for solo violin on 'Amazing Grace' (whose composer was, for your information, one John Newton). It would make a terrific encore, as I'm sure it has.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Singapore (05/30/2012-06/02/2012).



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Works Details

>Corigliano, John : Sonata for violin & piano
  • Performers: Ning Kam (Violin); Albert Tiu (Piano)
  • Notes: The Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Singapore (05/30/2012-06/02/2012)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1963

>Adams, John : Road Movies
  • Performers: Ning Kam (Violin); Albert Tiu (Piano)
  • Notes: The Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Singapore (05/30/2012-06/02/2012)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1995

>Chaplin, Charlie : Modern Times :: Smile
  • Performers: Ning Kam (Violin); Albert Tiu (Piano)
  • Notes: The Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Singapore (05/30/2012-06/02/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Novacek, John [Piano] : Rags (4) for violin & piano
  • Performers: Ning Kam (Violin); Albert Tiu (Piano)
  • Notes: The Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Singapore (05/30/2012-06/02/2012)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Traditional, American : New Britain (Amazing Grace) [The Sacred Harp] (Philadelphia)
  • Performer: Ning Kam (Violin)
  • Notes: The Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Singapore (05/30/2012-06/02/2012)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 44 sec.
  • Written: 1860