Piano music by
John Corigliano -
'Oppens and Lowenthal give strong performances of this music.'
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...
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