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Ryan MacEvoy McCullough in Concert / Debussy, Magin, Haydn, Bach, Beethoven, Schubert

> Estampes - No. 3. Jardins sous la pluie (Gardens in the Rain)
> Estampes - No. 1. Pagodes
> 5 Preludes - No. 1. Allegro
> 5 Preludes - No. 2. Allegretto tranquillo
> 5 Preludes - No. 3. Allegro agitato
> 5 Preludes - No. 4. Andante
> 5 Preludes - No. 5. Prestissimo
> Keyboard Sonata No. 33 in C minor, Hob.XVI:20 - I. Moderato
> Keyboard Sonata No. 33 in C minor, Hob.XVI:20 - II. Andante con moto
> Keyboard Sonata No. 33 in C minor, Hob.XVI:20 - III. Finale: Allegro
> The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, BWV 870 - 893 - Prelude No. 1 in C major, BWV 870
> The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, BWV 870 - 893 - Fugue No. 1 in C major, BWV 870
> Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101 - I. Etwas lebhaft und mit der innigsten Empfindung
> Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101 - II. Lebhaft. Marschmassig
> Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101 - III. Langsam und sehnsuchtsvoll
> Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101 - IV. Geschwind, doch nicht zu sehr, und mit Entschlossenheit
> 4 Impromptus, Op. 142, D. 935 - 4 Impromptus, Op. 142, D. 935: No. 1 in F minor

Album Summary

>Debussy, Claude : Estampes (3) for Piano
>Debussy, Claude : Pagodes, for piano, L. 100/1
>Magin, Milosz : Preludes (5), for piano
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 33 in C minor, H 16 no 20
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, BWV 870-893
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 28 in A major, Op. 101
>Schubert, Franz : Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 935/Op. 142
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

"I spoke with pianist and conductor Jeffrey Kahane after Ryan's legendary performance of Beethoven's 4th piano concerto at Ambassador Hall in Pasadena. Jeffrey Kahane told me he was deeply moved by Ryan's playing, and wrote later 'I was enormously impressed and genuinely touched by the depth of Ryan McCullough's musicianship, the authenticity and sincerity of his musical voice and his burgeoning mastery of his chosen instrument.' Whether Ryan remains a concert pianist or also becomes a conductor, I suspect this approach to his music will remain with him always. After the myriad galas, Ryan was invited to perform the opening night recital for the new Broad Stage concert hall in Santa Monica. He chose repertoire from this album for his concert program." - Bob Attiyeh, producer

American Record Guide, July / August 2012
This performance admirably avoids the tendency in some young pianists to equate the seriousness of Beethoven with an assertive weight often verging on the percussive. MacEvoy's restrained approach captures the reverie-like contemplation of the opening movement, brings a light playfulness to an Alla Marcia that is more "Schumannesque" than many "thumping" approaches I have heard, and reveals the witty humor in the joyous final movement. His dynamics, moreover, rarely rise above a forte, making the full fortissimo in the climax of the fugal final movement all the more impressive.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Colburn School, Los Angeles (02/2008).



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Works Details

>Debussy, Claude : Estampes (3) for Piano
  • Performer: Ryan McCullough (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1903

>Debussy, Claude : Pagodes, for piano, L. 100/1
  • Performer: Ryan McCullough (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1903.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1903

>Magin, Milosz : Preludes (5), for piano
  • Performer: Ryan McCullough (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1963

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 33 in C minor, H 16 no 20
  • Performer: Ryan McCullough (Piano)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1771

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, BWV 870-893
  • Performer: Ryan McCullough (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1740

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 28 in A major, Op. 101
  • Performer: Ryan McCullough (Piano)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1816

>Schubert, Franz : Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 935/Op. 142
  • Performer: Ryan McCullough (Piano)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 12/1827