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Art Fire Soul - Piano Works of Judith Lang Zaimont

MS 1366 (2 discs)

DDD
stereo
FIRST RELEASE

Playing time: 79'57"/75'39" - TT 155'36"
Tracks: 20 + 30
Booklet pages: 16
© 2011 Judith Lang Zaimont
Reviewer: Howard Smith
Review of Art Fire Soul - Piano Works of Judith Lang Zaimont published on 18 February 2016

Listen: Judith Lang Zaimont: Hesitation Rag (CD2 track 27, 2:40-3:34)

Elizabeth Moak, piano

Judith Lang Zaimont (born 1945):

CD1 - concert pieces

Sonata (1999-2000)
1 Ricerca
2 Canto
3 Impronta digitale

Calendar Collection (1976) - Spring
4 March: The Winds Depart
5 April: The First Bird-song
6 May: The May-fly

Jupiter's Moons (2000)
7 The Moons Swim in Orbit
8 Europa
9 Leda
10 Io
11 Ganymede
12 Callisto

Calendar Collection - Summer
13 July: Holiday
14 August: Anthem
15 September: The Winds Arise

16 Wizards - Three Magic Masters (2003)
Spell Caster (Rhetorical)
Spell Weaver (Lyrical)
Magister Sorcerer (Energetic)

Calendar Collection - Autumn
17 October: Autumn Thoughts
18 November: Secret Thunder
19 December: Sleighride

20 Nocturne: La fin de siècle (1979)

CD2 - character pieces

A Calendar Set - 12 Virtuosic Preludes (1974-75)
1 January: 'Whose morning drumbeat, following the sun, and keeping company with the hours, circles the earth' (Daniel Webster)
2 February: Palace of Ice
3 March: 'The braggart March' (Robert Burns Wilson)
4 April: 'You know how it is with an April day' (Robert Frost)
5 May: 'As full of spirit as the month of May, and gorgeous' (William Shakespeare)
6 June: 'Then, if ever, come perfect days' (James Russell Lowell)
7 July: The Glorious Fourth!
8 August: 'Dry August and warm' (Thomas Tusser)
9 September: 'Where blue is darkened on blueness / down the way Persephone goes just now / in first-frosted September' (D H Lawrence)
10 October: 'The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves' (Humbert Wolfe)
11 November: 'November's sky is chill and drear' (Sir Walter Scott)
12 December: The Carols

13 Cortège for Jack (2010) (first recording)

14 Jazz Waltz (from Suite Impressions, 1996)

American City: Portrait of New York (1957/2010) (first recording)
15 Rush Hour
16 Harbor Fog
17 Coffee House
18 Central Park
19 'Scrapers
20 Garment Factory

21 Hitchin' - A Travellin' Groove (2007)

In My Lunchbox (2003) (first recording)
22 Swimming Tuna
23 Celery Stalks
24 The Banana Song
25 Mandarin Orange
26 Dessert - Sugar Rush

27 Hesitation Rag (1998)

28 Reflective Rag (1975)

29 Judy's Rag (1974)

30 Serenade (2006)

CD1 recorded 13-17 June 2011 at Bailey Performing Arts Center, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia, USA
CD2 recorded 21-24 March 2011 at Snow Recital Hall, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas, USA


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