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'Terra Incognita' Schubert: Impromptus D.935; Thomas Osborne (b.1978): The Ends of the Earth / Derek Kealii Polischuk, piano

Album Summary

>Schubert, Franz : Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 935/Op. 142
>Osborne, T. : The Ends of the Earth, impromptus (4) for piano
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Notes & Reviews:

A new solo piano CD presents an intriguing juxtaposition of the traditional and the new, as pianist Derek Kealii Polischuk performs Schubert's legendary Four Impromptus D. 935 Opus. 142, coupled with a world premiere recording of a new work commissioned by the pianist specifically for the purpose of serving as a companion to the Schubert masterpieces - the four movement "Terra Incognita" by Thomas Osborne. Taking its title from terminology used in Medieval map-making, "Terra Incognita," which translates to "unknown land," is a term often encountered in the far edges of the map, where science blends with the mapmaker's imagination. These fascinating documents are the main inspiration for the work, which invites the listener to join the pianist on his journey to the far boundaries of piano playing, as he applies untraditional techniques and stirs the imagination.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Blue Griffin's Studio, The Ballroom, Lansing, Michigan (06/2012).



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Works Details

>Schubert, Franz : Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 935/Op. 142
  • Performer: Derek Polischuk (Piano)
  • Running Time: 39 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 12/1827

>Osborne, T. : The Ends of the Earth, impromptus (4) for piano
  • Performer: Derek Polischuk (Piano)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2011