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Folding Time - Muczynski: Maverick Pieces, Op. 37; Chopin: Ballade, Op. 52; Schumann: Humoreske, Op. 20; Timo Andres; Phil Young / Clara Yang, piano

Album Summary

>Muczynski, Robert : Maverick Pieces, for piano, Op. 37
>Andres, Timo : How can I live in your world of ideas?, for piano
>Chopin, Frédéric : Ballade for Piano no 4 in F minor, B 146/Op. 52
>Young, Phil : Reflection on a Tang Poem, for piano
>Schumann, Robert : Humoreske for piano in B flat major, Op. 20
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Chinese-American pianist Clara Yang offers a recording of works for solo piano for her second disc on Albany Records. Folding Time explores the connection between the past and the present. American composers Robert Muczynski, Timo Andres, and Phil Young have distinct compositional styles, yet their works contain elements that convey a sense of nostalgia for past musical eras - particularly the Romantic. The three modern pieces are interspersed with two major 19th century Romantic works by Chopin and Schumann. Anachronistic forays are often part of the compositional landscape today. We look back to the past, but the past is also alive in our present day. Praised for her "effortless and smooth" technique and her "devastatingly limpid and pliable" tone, Ms. Yang has performed in notable venues and series around the world. She has appeared as a soloist with orchestras including the Eastman Philharmonia, the Longview Symphony and the North Carolina Symphony; has presented solo recitals in numerous major conservatories, universities. and music festivals internationally and has appeared as a collaborative artist with many noted performers. She will give the world premiere performance of a new concerto by Chen Yi with the China Philharmonic Orchestra during the 2016- 17 season. A graduate of Eastman, Yale, and the University of Southern California, Ms. Yang is on the faculty of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill, North Carolina (01/05/2015-01/07/2015).



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Works Details

>Muczynski, Robert : Maverick Pieces, for piano, Op. 37
  • Performer: Clara Yang (Piano)
  • Notes: Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill, North Carolina (01/05/2015-01/07/2015)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1977

>Andres, Timo : How can I live in your world of ideas?, for piano
  • Performer: Clara Yang (Piano)
  • Notes: Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill, North Carolina (01/05/2015-01/07/2015)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007

>Chopin, Frédéric : Ballade for Piano no 4 in F minor, B 146/Op. 52
  • Performer: Clara Yang (Piano)
  • Notes: Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill, North Carolina (01/05/2015-01/07/2015)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842-1843

>Young, Phil : Reflection on a Tang Poem, for piano
  • Performer: Clara Yang (Piano)
  • Notes: Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill, North Carolina (01/05/2015-01/07/2015)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2014

>Schumann, Robert : Humoreske for piano in B flat major, Op. 20
  • Performer: Clara Yang (Piano)
  • Notes: Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill, North Carolina (01/05/2015-01/07/2015)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1839