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Roger Reynolds (Composer): Epigram and Evolution: Complete Piano Works *

Track List

>Fantasy for Pianist
>Epigram and Evolution
>Traces, For Piano, Flute, Cello, Live Electronics & Tape
>Less Than Two, For 2 Pianos, 2 Percussions & Tape
>Angel of Death, For Piano, Chamber Orchestra & 6-Channel Computer Processed Sound, The

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

These piano pieces were written at every turning point in Roger Reynolds' creative life, marking his evolution. The music is driven by relentless attacks toward catharsis, but also bittersweet chords, and trembling, rolling, wandering or sweeping masses of sound. We feel as though we are being pushed around by forces beyond human imagination. This sense of being carried away by an uninterrupted undercurrent may be the image of the world we live in. The featured pianists are the legendary Yuji Takahashi (who also contributed a rare new recording for the set), and contemporary music specialists Eric Huebner and Marilyn Nonken.

Album Notes

Personnel: Marilyn Nonken (piano); Yuji Takahashi (piano); John Charles François (piano); Daryl Pratt (percussion); Allan Johnson (electronics).

Audio Mixer: Josef Kucera.

Audio Remixer: Josef Kucera.

Liner Note Author: Yuji Takahashi .

Recording information: Slee Hall, Buffalo (06/2004).

Illustrators: Gen-Ichiro Yagyu; Anne Marie Stein.

Photographer: Anne Marie Stein.


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