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Hartke: Piano & Chamber Music - Horse with the Lavender Eye, etc

> The Horse with the Lavender Eye - I. Music of the Left: Left-handen
> The Horse with the Lavender Eye - II. The Servant of 2 Masters: Quite manic
> The Horse with the Lavender Eye - III. Waltzing at the Abyss: Gingerly, but always moving along
> The Horse with the Lavender Eye - IV. Cancel My Rumba Lesson: 2 Left Feet
> Post-Modern Homages - Sonatina-Fantasia: Giubilante
> Post-Modern Homages - Gymnopedie No. 4: Suave
> Post-Modern Homages - Template: Presto
> Estudo-Scherzo in B flat minor - Estudo-Scherzo in B flat minor
> Post-Modern Homages - Sonatina DCXL: Boppin' along
> Piano Sonata - I. Prelude: Massive -
> Piano Sonata - II. Scherzo: Epicycles, Tap-dancing, and a Soft Shoe - Deft and lively -
> Piano Sonata - III. Postlude: Floating
> The King of the Sun - I. Personages in the night guided by the phosphorescent tracks of snail: Stealthily
> The King of the Sun - II. Dutch interior: Phantasmagorical
> The King of the Sun - III. Dancer listening to the organ in a Gothic cathedral: Granitic
> The King of the Sun - Interlude
> The King of the Sun - IV. The flames of the sun make the desert flower hysterical: Fiery
> The King of the Sun - V. Personages and birds rejoicing at the arrival of night: Quietly energetic, with an air of innocence

Album Summary

>Hartke, Stephen : The Horse with the Lavender Eye, episodes (4) for violin, clarinet & piano
>Hartke, Stephen : Post-modern Homages, for piano in 2 sets
>Oswald, Henrique : Estudio-Scherzo for piano in B flat minor
>Hartke, Stephen : Sonata for Piano
>Hartke, Stephen : The King of the Sun, for piano quartet
Performers Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Stephen Hartke is widely recognised as one of the leading composers of his generation. His individual voice is marked by a sense for melody and colour that follows in the tradition of Bartok and Messiaen. This collection offers the listener different sides of Hartke's chamber music performed by one of America's premiere chamber ensembles, the Los Angeles Piano Quartet. The surreal trio 'The Horse with the Lavender Eye' of 1997 and the four selections from 'Post-modern Homages' for solo piano here receive their premiere recording.

Gramophone Magazine
The performances are precise and probing, abetted by lucid sound and a booklet-note from Xak Bjerken that offers context and poses questions in equal measure.



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>Hartke, Stephen : The Horse with the Lavender Eye, episodes (4) for violin, clarinet & piano
  • Performers: Ellen Jewett (Violin); Xak Bjerken (Piano); Richard Faria (Clarinet)
  • Notes: Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York, NY (01/06/2006-01/07/2006)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1997

>Hartke, Stephen : Post-modern Homages, for piano in 2 sets :: Sonatina - Fantasia. Giubilante
  • Performer: Xak Bjerken (Piano)
  • Notes: Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York, NY (01/06/2006-01/07/2006)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1984-1992

>Hartke, Stephen : Post-modern Homages, for piano in 2 sets :: Gymnopédie no 4. Suave
  • Performer: Xak Bjerken (Piano)
  • Notes: Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York, NY (01/06/2006-01/07/2006)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1984-1992

>Hartke, Stephen : Post-modern Homages, for piano in 2 sets :: Template. Presto
  • Performer: Xak Bjerken (Piano)
  • Notes: Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York, NY (01/06/2006-01/07/2006)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1984-1992

>Oswald, Henrique : Estudio-Scherzo for piano in B flat minor
  • Performer: Xak Bjerken (Piano)
  • Notes: Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York, NY (01/06/2006-01/07/2006)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Hartke, Stephen : Post-modern Homages, for piano in 2 sets :: Sonatina DCXL. Boppin' along
  • Performer: Xak Bjerken (Piano)
  • Notes: Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York, NY (01/06/2006-01/07/2006)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1984-1992

>Hartke, Stephen : Sonata for Piano
  • Performer: Xak Bjerken (Piano)
  • Notes: Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York, NY (01/06/2006-01/07/2006)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1998

>Hartke, Stephen : The King of the Sun, for piano quartet
  • Ensemble: Los Angeles Piano Quartet
  • Notes: Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York, NY (01/06/2006-01/07/2006)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1988