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Piano music by
John Corigliano -
recommended by
KAREN HAID

'Oppens and Lowenthal give strong performances of this music.'

Winging It - Piano Music of John Corigliano. © 2011 Cedille Records

Eclectic and accessible, the music of John Corigliano embraces contemporary style while not forsaking earlier epochs. His most recent CD, Winging It, offers a retrospective look at his piano music. Performed by Ursula Oppens with assistance from Jerome Lowenthal in the works for two keyboards, this Cedille Records recording spans fifty years of his compositions for the piano.

While the CD as a whole is certainly one to recommend in this genre, the work that stands out for its creativity and effective use of quotation is the Fantasia on an Ostinato of 1985. Credit here also goes to Oppens, as the central section of the piece is aleatoric...

Copyright © 15 August 2011 Karen Haid,
Las Vegas, USA

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CD INFORMATION: WINGING IT: PIANO MUSIC OF JOHN CORIGLIANO

JOHN CORIGLIANO

CEDILLE RECORDS

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

PIANO

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