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MIN KWON, piano
CARL PATRICK BOLLEIA, piano
SOYEON PARK, piano
ERIKSON ROJAS, piano
REED TETZLOFF, piano
MING XIE, piano

 

It is with great pride that I present CME pianists’ debut recording. This album is a musical celebration – an expression of gratitude for the musical gifts we have been blessed to develop and share. CME is about Moving Musicians Forward, and enriching our community in turn. Since its founding in 2010, the organization has amassed more than 100 alumni, each of which has taken part in one or more of our programs, including Winter Festival and Academy in New York, Vienna ConcertoFest in Austria and CME Residency at Art Avila in Curacao. Our musicians hail from all over the world: Australia, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Korea, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan and the United States. The roster of CME Young Artists, representing some of today’s most promising musicians, is drawn from our alumni and grant applications. I am passionate about music, and about sharing it. I strive to support young artists who work tirelessly to continue a time-honored tradition of musical excellence. If you are holding this CD in your hands, you have already joined our circle of sharing.
Min Kwon [ Founder and Director, CME Center for Musical Excellence ]


ABOUT THE MUSIC
It is with enjoyment, discovery and friendship — a spirit of true Hausmusik, in which the music on this recording is presented. What follows is a celebration uniting composers and pianists from 17 countries in an incredible display of musical cross-pollination. With works of diversity and individualism, solo repertoire is juxtaposed with music for four-hands, alternating between selfexpression and collaboration. It is fitting that the four-hand works are all dances. Just as dance partners strive to be one entity, four-hand partners venture for that same sense of unity, so as to convey not just two pianists at one piano, but a “single, four-handed monster”, as referred to by the composer-theorist, Edward Cone.

 

PROGRAM

 

CLÉMENT DOUCET (1895-1950)
Chopinata

WIM STATIUS MULLER (b. 1930)
Nostalgia (from the Antillean Dances, Op.2)

VLADIMIR HOROWITZ (1903-1989)
Variations on a Theme from Carmen (1968 version)

SAMUEL BARBER (1910-1981)
Hesitation Tango (from Souvenirs, Op.28)

NIKOLAI KAPUSTIN (b. 1936)
Variations, Op.41

SERGEI RACHMANINOFF (1873-1943)
Polka Italienne

FRANCIS POULENC (1899-1963)
Improvisation No.15 “Homage á Edith Piaf”

EARL WILD (1915-2010)
7 Virtuoso Etudes on Gershwin Songs
Etude No.4 - Embraceable You (from Girl Crazy)
Etude No.7 - Fascinatin’ Rhythm (from Lady, Be Good!)

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897)
Hungarian Dance No.1 in G minor, WoO 1
Hungarian Dance No.4 in F minor, WoO 1

FREDERIC RZEWSKI (b. 1938)
Down by the Riverside (from Four North American Ballads, 1979)

DARIUS MILHAUD (1892-1974) Abridged version; arranged by Kwon and Bolleia
Le boeuf sur le toit, Op.58

ALBERTO GINASTERA (1916-1983)
Danza de la moza donosa (from Argentinian Dance No.2)

ERNESTO LECUONA (1895-1963)
Ante el Escorial
Malagueña
Mazurka en Glissando

ÁSTOR PIAZZOLLA (1921-1992) arr. piano 4-hands: K. Yamamoto
Libertango

ENCORES - Arranged for solo piano by Robert Aldridge

 

HAROLD ARLEN (1905-1986)
Over the Rainbow

HENRI MANCINI (1924-1994)
Moon River

CME Presents Piano Celebration I

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