F. Chopin, Waltz in f minor, op. 70, no. 2. Live Recording from Elon University, Sept. 30, 2014.
The two etudes by Ligeti and his 9th Musica Ricercata were recorded live at the Hochstein School of Music in Rochester, New York.
Ligeti, Etude No. 4 (“Fanfares”)
Ligeti, Etude No. 5 (“Arc-en-ciel”)
Ligeti, Musica Ricercata, IX
Beethoven, Sonata in A-flat Major, Op. 110, First Movement, Moderato cantabile, molto espressivo
The following excerpts by German composer Michael Quell are from a concert at soundSCAPE, a contemporary-music festival that took place in the town of Pavia, Italy, in 2008.
Quell, “anisotropie”, excerpt from Mvt 1
Quell, “anisotropie”, excerpt from Mvt 2
Quell, “anisotropie”, excerpt from Mvt 3
The following clips are part of a piece, dedicated to me, by Christopher Dietz, titled Five reflections on the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (2009). I premiered the piece at Elon University, on September 15, 2010, in Whitley Auditorium.
Wake! for the sun, the shepherd of the sky,
Has penned the stars within their fold on high,
And, shaking darkness from his mighty limbs,
Scatters the daylight from his burning eye.
II. The Coldest Lover
While still thy body’s breath is warm and sweet,
Follow thy pleasures with determined feet,
Ere death, the coldest lover in the world,
Catches thee up with footsteps still more fleet.
IV. Cradle Song
The grave of beauty is its cradle too.
And new is old, and old is ever new,
Little grows great, and great grows small again,
And I to-day—perchance to-morrow You!
“Deploration” by Christopher Brakel
For harpsichord, amplified viola, and computer-generated sounds. With John Graham, viola.