Playlist 20 March

Artist. Piece. Composer. CD title. Date released. Label

Eighth Blackbird. Coming Together. Frederic Rzewski. Rzewski: Fred – Music of Frederic Rzewski. 2000. Cedille

Maggini Quartet. String Quartet No. 2, “Spring Waters”. William Alwyn. Alwyn: String Quartets Nos. 1-3. 2008. Naxos

Eroica Trio. An Eroica Trio: I. Astor II. Maurice. Raimundo Penaforte. Eroica Trio: Pasion. 2000. Angel/EMI Classics

John Bruce Yeh. The Forgiveness Train for two clarinets. Teresa Reilly. Chicago Clarinet Classics. 2023. Cedille

Jeroen van Veen. Minimal Preludes, Book III: Prelude No. 26 in B-Flat Minor. Jeroen van Veen. Van Veen: Piano Music. 2014. Brilliant Classics

Todd Welbourne et al. A Three Point Perspective. Joseph Koykkar. Expressed in Units. 1992. Northeastern Records

Quatuor Tana. WTC 9/11 for string quartet and prerecorded tape. Steve Reich. Steve Reich WTC 9/11. 2016. Megadisc Classics

Fuse Ensemble. No Matter Where. Gina Biver. The Music of Gina Biver. 2018. Ravello Records

Antal Zalai & Jozsef Balog. Rhapsody No 2 Sz89. Béla Bartók. Bartok: Complete Works for Violin, Vol. 3. 2013. Brilliant Classics

Parker Quartet. Capriccio, Pt. 2: Terpsichore. Jeremy Gill. Jeremy Gill: Capriccio. 2015. Innova

Ensemble Modern. Times Beach. Frank Zappa. Zappa The Yellow Shark. 1993. Rykodisc

Apartment House. String Quartet No. 1, “In Praise of Poor Scholars”. Peter Garland. Garland: String Quartet No. 1 & 2. 2009. Cold Blue Music


Ariel Lanyi at Farley’s Salon Piano Series

A full house witnessed the breathtaking talent of Ariel Lanyi March 5 as he offered a program of late classical and full-blooded Romantic music at Farley’s House of Pianos. Sunday’s recital included Beethoven’s Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2; César Franck’s Prélude, aria et final, Op. 23, and Robert Schumann’s Symphonic Études, Op. 13.

Born in Jerusalem in 1997, Lanyi studied at the High School and Conservatory of the Jerusalem Academy of Music. He completed his studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London in 2021. Among Lanyi’s many instructors are Robert Levin, Murray Perahia, Imogen Cooper, and the late Leon Fleisher. His awards include First Prize at the 2018 Grand Prix Animato Competition in Paris; First Prize in the Dudley International Piano Competition; and a finalist award at the Rubinstein Competition.

Beethoven’s 1795 Sonata grows from an Allegro (think woodland creatures) to the hymn-like Largo to the Scherzo Allegretto – Trio, which clearly nods to the music of Haydn, to whom it was dedicated.

Lanyi was fun to watch. When his right hand was busy, the left made a graceful arc in the air, where it hung, until dropping lightly to the keyboard at the right moment. And his face anticipated the phrase to come, with a smile, or a furrowed brow.

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Playlist 6 March

Artist. Piece. Composer. CD title. Date Released. Label

Eighth Blackbird. Les moutons de Panurge. Frederic Rzewski. Fred. 2005. Cedille

Alban Berg Quartett. Notturno (Quartetto III) [Live at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 1994]. Luciano Berio. Lutosławski: Streichquartett – Urbanner: Streichquartett No. 4 – Berio: Notturno. 1997. Warner Classics

Trio Solisti. Piano Trio No. 2 in B Minor, Op. 76. Joaquin Turina. Café Music. 2009. Bridge Records

Helene Grimaud & Konstantin Krimmel. La Belle Dame Sans Merci. Valentin Silvestrov. Silvestrov: Silent Songs. 2023. DG

Liza Ferschtman. Sequenza VIII for Violin. Luciano Berio. Biber  Bartók  Berio  Bach. 2014. Challenge Classics

Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich cond. David Zinman. Oboe Concerto in D major. Richard Strauss. Richard Strauss Metamorphosen. 2002. Arte Nova

Juilliard String Quartet. String Quartet No 7 in es. Paul Hindemith. Paul Hindemith The String Quartets. 2017. Wergo

Trio Appassionata. Piano Trio. Leon Kirchner. Gone into night are all the eyes. 2014. Odradek Records

Amalia Hall & David Starobin. Schrodinger’s Cat. Poul Ruders. Poul Ruders Volume 9. 2014. Bridge Records

Nathaniel Bartlett. Vermont Counterpoint. Steve Reich. Nathaniel Bartlett: Precipice – Modern Marimba. 2006. Albany Records

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra directed by Marin Alsop. Symphony No 3. Philip Glass. Glass: Symphonies Nos 2 and 3. 2004. Naxos

Playlist 27 February

Artist. Piece. Composer. CD title. Date Released. Label

Andras Schiff. Sonata 1.X.1905. Leos Janacek. A Recollection. 2001. ECM

Arabella Steinbacher and Robert Kulek. Sonata for violin and piano in E flat Op 18. Richard Strauss. Franck, R. Strauss Sonatas for violin & piano. 2014. Pentatone

Jennifer Koh. Cloud Trio. Jennifer Koh. Saariaho x Koh. 2018. Cedille

Meta4. String Quartet No 1 op 7. Bela Bartok. Bartok String Quartets No 1 & 5. 2014. Hanssler Classic

Ensemble Avantgarde. For Frank O’Hara. Morton Feldman. Morton Feldman: Chamber Music. 1996. wergo

Matt Haimovitz. Partita No. 2 for Solo Cello: Movement V. Philip Glass. Philip Glass: Partitas for Solo Cello. 2017. Orange Mountain Music

Roman Mints & Alexander Kobrin. Sonata for violin & piano in D Op 11 No 2. Paul Hindemith. Hindemith Complete Works for Violin & Piano. 2019. Quartz

Trio de l’île. 4 Estaciones Porteñas (Arr. J. Bragato for Piano Trio): No. 1, Primavera Porteña. Astor Piazzola. Babadjanian, Chebotaryan & Piazzolla: Piano Trios. 2020. Divine Art

Emerson String Quartet. Quartet No 1 in C Major Op 49. Dmitri Shostakovich. Shostakovich String Quartets. 2000. Deutsche Grammophon

Playlist 20 February

Artist. Piece. Composer. CD title. Date released. Label

Tamsin Waley-Cohen. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra. John Adams. Roy Harris & John Adams: Violin Concertos. 2016. Signum Records

Kronos Quaertet. Mishima Quartet. Philip Glass. Kronos Quartet: 25 Years. 1998. Warner (Nonesuch)

The Backman Trio. Allegro in D Major. Jean Sibelius. Fantasia, British and Finnish Piano Trios. 2014. Fuga

Geraldine Walther, viola, and David Korevaar, piano. Sonata for Viola and Piano Op 25 No 4 (1922). Paul Hindemith. Sonatas for Viola and Piano. 2015. MSR

Martin Goldray. Emblems (Ars Emblematica). Milton Babbitt. Milton Babbitt: Piano Music Since 1983. 1997. NWCRI

New York Philharmonic & Leonard Bernstein. Quiet City. Aaron Copland. Copland: Symphony No. 3; Quiet City. 1986. Deutsche Grammophon Classics

Quartetto Italiano. Slow Movement for String Quartet. Anton Webern. Webern: Complete Music for String Quartet. 1971. Decca Music Group Ltd.

Tchaikovsky Trio. Piano Trio No. 2 In E Minor, Op. 67. Dmitri Shostakovich. Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2, Piano Quintet, Op. 57. 1990. Ondine

Leonard Elschenbroich. Suite in the Old Style. Alfred Schnittke. Alfred Schnittke: Musica Nostalgica. 2017. Onyx Classics

Ralph van Raat, Lunapark & Arnold Marinissen. Hard Cuts: III. Like Bees. Frederic Rzewski. Frederic Rzewski: 4 Pieces, Hard Cuts & The Housewife’s Lament. 2014. Naxos

Playlist 13 February

Artist. Piece. Composer. CD title. Date released. Label

Leonard Pennario and St Louis Symphony Orhestra. Piano Conerto No 3. Bela Bartok. Prokofiev Bartok. 2000. Angel  – EMI

QX String Quartet. Berlin Symphony of a Great City. Matthew Malsky. Malsky: Music for String Quartet. 2010. Centaur Records, Inc.

Vladimir Ashkenazy. Trio No 1 in c minor. Dmitri Shostakovich. Shostakovih Piano Trios 1 & 2. 2016. Decca

Sabrina-Vivian Höpcker & Dominic Cheli. The Elastic Hours: I. What Friday Brought. Mark Abel. The Cave of Wondrous Voice. 2020. Delos

Bryan Pezzone. Zuòwàng. Nicholas Chase. Nicholas Chase: Tiny Thunder. 2023. cold blue

Theatre of Voices, Paul Hillier and Pro Arte Singers. Ode IX, from Kanon pokajanen. Arvo Pärt. I Am The True Vine. 1999. Harmonia Mundi

Apollo Chamber Players. String Quartet in E-flat Major. Malek Jandali. Ancestral Voices. 2017. Navona

Zodiac Trio. Visions from the Aboriginal Dreamtime. Andrew List. Dreamtime. 2016. Blue Griffin Recording, Inc.

Nuné Melik. Violin Sonata in B-Flat Minor. Arno Babadjanian. Hidden Treasure. 2017. Nuné Melik

William Winant. The Basketweave Elegies. Peter Garland. The Basketweave Elegies. 2023. cold blue

Playlist 6 February

Artist. Piece. Composer. CD title. Date released. Label

Bryan Pezzone. Zuthwang. Nicholas Chase. Nicholas Chase Tiny Thunder. 2023. cold blue

Leila Josefowicz (violin) w/ John Novacek (piano). Themes and Variations. Olivier Messiaen. Recital. 2005. Warner Classics

Kim Kashkashian, Sivan Magen & Marina Piccinini. Garten von Freuden und Traurigkeiten. Sofia Gubaidulina. Tre Voci: Toru Takemitsu – Claude Debussy – Sofia Gubaidulina. 2014. ECM New Series

Thimble Islands Saxophone Quartet. Random Thoughts. Frank Vasi. Spectra Vol 2. 2018. Navona

The Knights. String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata” (Arr. Eric Jacobsen, Orch. Michael P. Atkinson). Leos Janacek. The Kreutzer Project. 2022. AVIE Records

William Winant. Basketweave Elegies I-V. Peter Garland. Peter Garland The Basketweave Elegies. 2023. cold blue

Duo Cantando. Piano Concerto #1 Part III. Chick Corea. Duo Cantando. 2017. Nippon Columbia

The Nash Ensemble. Sérénade pour trio à cordes en ut majeur, Op. 10: II. Romanza: Adagio non troppo. Erno Dohnanyi. Dohnányi: Quatuor à cordes, Sérénade & Sextuor. 2018. Hyperion

Cuarteto Latinoamericano. String Quartet No. 1 in G Major: IV. Moderato. Ruperto Chapi. Chapí: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2. 2015. Sono Luminus

Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra. Symphonic Poem (Echoes from a Haunted Past). Mark John McEnroe. Mark John McEncroe: Dark Clouds in Life. 2017. Navona

William Winant. Drifting Music. Michael Byron. Halcyon Days. 2023. cold blue

Claus Myrup & Vagn Sørensen. HillShapes-WindStillness. Anders Nordentoft. Anders Nordentoft: Light Imprisoned. 2014. Dacapo

Trio Wanderer. Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 45: III. Modérément lent. Gabriel Pierne. Fauré & Pierné: Piano Trios. 2014. harmonia mundi

Playlist 30 January

Artist. Piece. Composer. CD title. Date. Label

Gidon Kremer & USSR State TV & Radio Symphony. Concerto for violin & orchestra. Kara Karayev. Plays 20th-Century Composers. 2011. Brilliant Classics

Inscape Chamber Orchestra. Exasperating Perpetuation. John K Leupold II. Exasperating Perpetuation. 2016. Ravello

Summa Trio. Buddha of the Future. Carl Vollrath. Vollrath: Souls in Transitions. 2019. Navona

Itzhak Perelman & Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Concerto for Violin No 2 in G minor I. Allegro moderato. Sergey Prokofiev. Mendelssohn Prokofiev Violin Concertos. 1993. Erato

Transient Canvas. Rebounds. Jonathan Bailey Holland. Right Now, in a Second. 2020. New Focus Recordings

Ralph van Raat. The Housewife’s Lament. Frederic Rzewski. Rzewski Four Pieces, Hard Cuts. 2014. Naxos

Vadim Gluzman & Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. Violin Concerto No 1 in D Major. Sergei Prokofiev. Prokofiev Violin Concertos etc. 2016. BIS

Parker Quartet. Capriccio Part I (selections). Jeremy Gill. Jeremy Gill: Capriccio. 2015. Innova

Trio Parnassus. Piano Trio op 11. Cecile Chaminade. Chaminade: Piano Trios. 2017. Musikproduktion Dabringhaus und Grimm

Aznavoorian Duo. Elegy, Aria &Dance. Arno Babajanian. Gems from Armenia. 2022. Cedille

Nathaniel Bartlett. Opening. Philip Glass. Nathaniel Bartlett: Precipice – Modern Marimba. 2006. Albany Records

Quatuor Bozzini. Just So. Cassandra Miller. Cassandra Miller ‘Just So’. 2018. Another Timbre

Playlist 23 January

Artist. Piece. Composer. CD title. Date. Label

Ralph van Raat. Four Pieces No. 1. Frederic Rzewski. Rzewski Four Pieces, Hard Cuts. 2014. Naxos

David Leisner & Zuill Bailey. Twilight Streams. David Leisner. Arpeggione. 2016. Azica

James Cuddeford, Claire Edwardes, Michael K Harvey. Not Broken Bruised Reed. Bruce Crossman. Living Colours: Pacific Sound & Spirit. 2017. Navona

Asasello-Quartett. String Quartet No. 3, Op. 30: I. Moderato. Arnold Schonberg. Insights. 2016. Genuin

Chicago Symphony Chorus. Cantata Profana. Bela Bartok. The Wooden Prince; Cantata Profana. 1992. Deutsche Grammophon

Andy Harnsberger. Words Unspoken. Andy Harnsberger. Phoenix. 2016. Garnet House Productions

Teng Li & Meng-Chieh Liu. Five Love Songs. Viktor Ullmann. 1939. 2015. Azica Records

Trio Casals. Monday Morning. Michael Cohen. Moto eterno. 2021. Navona

Quartet Dafo. String Quartet I. Overture. Benjamin Boretz. Open Space 23. 2008. Open Space

New York New Music Ensemble. Bouquet for eight players. Eleanor Cory. Of Mere Being. 2008. Albany Records

Leonidas Kavakos & Enrico Pace. Waltzes from Der Rosenkavalier. Richard Strauss. Virtuoso. 2016. Decca

Michelle LaCourse & Martin Amlin. Truffles. James Grant. Chocolates: Music for viola and piano. 2009. MSR Classics

Playlist 16 January

Artist. Piece. Composer. CD title. Date Released. Label

Tara Smith Godinez. In the Village of Hope. Michael Byron. In the Village of Hope. 2015. cold blue

Rohan de Saram & Benjamin Frith. Malinconia Op 20. Jean Sibelius. Keys Sibelus Brahms. 2014. First Hand

Arcadian Winds. The Old Man is Dancing. Samuel A Livingston. Gentle Winds: Chamber Music. 2018. Navona

Asasello-Quartett. String Quartet No. 3, Op. 30: IV. Rondo. Arnold Schonberg. Insights. 2016. Genuin

Ensemble Modern. Eislermaterial: Anmut sparet nicht noch Mühe. Heiner Goebbels. Goebbels: Eislermaterial. 2002. ECM New Series

Keith Jarrett. 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87: No. 24 in D Minor. Dmitri Shostakovich. Dmitri Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87. 1992. ECM New Series

Krutzen/McGhee Duo. Canzone de Petra. Owen Underhill. Canada New Works for Flute & Harp. 2006. Skylark

Ergon Ensemble. Earth Endures; Stars Abide. Mark Zanter. Fleeting Realms Chamber Works Vol 2. 2021. Navona

Alban Berg Quartett. String Quartet No. 4 (Live at Vienna Konzerthaus, 1993). Erich Urbanner. Lutosławski: Streichquartett – Urbanner: Streichquartett No. 4 – Berio: Notturno. 1997. Warner Classics

Chicago Symphony Orchestra cond. Fritz Reiner. Concerto for Orchestra I. Introduzione. Bela Bartok. Bartok Concerto for Orchestra, Music for Strings Percussion Celesta. 1986. RCA

Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio. Sonata for solo violin. Erwin Schulhoff. Going Solo:  Unaccompanied Works for Violin and Viola. 2012. MSR Classics

Matt Goeke & Beth Levin. Divertimento for cello and piano. Scott Brickman. 96 Strings and 2 Whistles. 2016. Ravello

The Newstead Trio. For the earth is hollow and I have touched the sky. Simon Andrews. and that moment when the bird sings. 2018. Navona