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Betty R. Wishart (b.1947): Sonata; Night Visions; Toccata II; Toccata III; "Piano Sonorities" / Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi, piano

Audio Samples

  1. Betty Wishart — Piano Sonata No. 2: I. Prelude $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Betty Wishart — Piano Sonata No. 2: II. Capriccio $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Betty Wishart — Piano Sonata No. 2: III. Finale $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Betty Wishart — Night Visions Suite: I. — $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Betty Wishart — Night Visions Suite: II. — $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Betty Wishart — Night Visions Suite: III. — $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Betty Wishart — Night Visions Suite: IV. — $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Betty Wishart — Toccata III $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Betty Wishart — Piano Sonata. Adagio - Scherzo - Adagio
  10. Betty Wishart — Variations on a Folk Melody: Theme $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Betty Wishart — Variations on a Folk Melody: Var. 1 $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Betty Wishart — Variations on a Folk Melody: Var. 2 $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Betty Wishart — Variations on a Folk Melody: Var. 3 $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Betty Wishart — Variations on a Folk Melody: Var. 4 $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Betty Wishart — Variations on a Folk Melody: Var. 5 $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Betty Wishart — Variations on a Folk Melody: Var. 6 $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Betty Wishart — Variations on a Folk Melody: Var. 7 $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Betty Wishart — Variations on a Folk Melody: Var. 8 $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Betty Wishart — Variations on a Folk Melody: Var. 9 $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Betty Wishart — Variations on a Folk Melody: Var. 10 $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Betty Wishart — Variations on a Folk Melody: Var. 11 $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Betty Wishart — Variations on a Folk Melody: Var. 12 $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Betty Wishart — Remembrance $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Betty Wishart — Toccata II $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Wishart, Betty R. : Sonata for Piano no 2
>Wishart, Betty R. : Night Visions Suite, for piano
>Wishart, Betty R. : Toccata for piano no 3
>Wishart, Betty R. : Sonata for Piano ("The Kohinoor")
>Wishart, Betty R. : Variations on a Folk Melody, for piano
>Wishart, Betty R. : Remembrance, for piano
>Wishart, Betty R. : Toccata for piano no 2
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Notes & Reviews:

On her debut release on Ravello Records, PIANO SONORITIES, composer Betty R. Wishart presents a collection of her solo piano works, performed by award-winning pianist Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi, which highlights the composer's use of distinctive harmonic structures, tension, and space. In many of Wishart's works including Toccata II, Toccata III, Sonata, and Night Visions, the composer employs the intervals of seconds, fourths, and sevenths to create melodic and harmonic material which unifies the style of her writing while creating a variety of colors and textures throughout the album. Variations on a Folk Melody is based on a straight-forward pentatonic hymn-like tune, delivering twelve variations that explore polytonality, contrapuntal devices, and diverse pianistic possibilities. Works such as Remembrance, Sonata ("the Kohinoor"), and Sonata II are expressive works that depict an exploration of the human condition, discussing loss and grief, as well as contemplation, doubt, and resolution.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Scott Concert Hall, Campbell University, in Buies Creek (07/16/2015).



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Works Details

>Wishart, Betty R. : Sonata for Piano no 2
  • Performer: Jeri-Mae Astolfi (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Wishart, Betty R. : Night Visions Suite, for piano
  • Performer: Jeri-Mae Astolfi (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Wishart, Betty R. : Toccata for piano no 3
  • Performer: Jeri-Mae Astolfi (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Wishart, Betty R. : Sonata for Piano ("The Kohinoor")
  • Performer: Jeri-Mae Astolfi (Piano)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Wishart, Betty R. : Variations on a Folk Melody, for piano
  • Performer: Jeri-Mae Astolfi (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Wishart, Betty R. : Remembrance, for piano
  • Performer: Jeri-Mae Astolfi (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 2000

>Wishart, Betty R. : Toccata for piano no 2
  • Performer: Jeri-Mae Astolfi (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 2000