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John McCabe: Upon Entering a Painting. Piano Music. Piano 4 Hands: Joseph Tong and Waka Hasegawa. © 2011 Quartz Music

This Quartz CD Upon Entering a Painting introduces six separate and different keyboard works by John McCabe, based on the composer's own mastery of the instrument. McCabe's creative imagination, bearing in mind his own professional pianistic accompaniments, came to light, as he explains, in 1963 with a set of variations. This does not only concern form in choice of subject matter, but came as a result of his own pictorial imagination to stimulate his visionary treatment of the range and tonal properties in bringing the instrument into perspective as a driving force.

Sometime in the early 1970s I had the privelege of producing two orchestral works -- Symphony No 2 and Notturni ed Alba for EMI Records, and awoke to the knowledge that his orchestral mastery was very compelling and highly professional...

Copyright © 22 July 2012 Bill Newman,
London UK

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JOHN McCABE: UPON ENTERING A PAINTING

JOHN MCCABE

QUARTZ MUSIC LTD

PIANO MUSIC

UNITED KINGDOM

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