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Lomon: Shadowing / Hutchins

Release Date: 03/10/2017 
Label:  Navona   Catalog #: 6080  
Composer:  Ruth Lomon
Performer:  Eileen HutchinsPatrick OwenKatherine WintersteinScott Woolweaver,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Navona Records proudly presents renowned composer Ruth Lomon's Shadowing, her debut album on the label. The release showcases her remarkable skill in writing for the piano, pushing the instrument's timbre and color to its limits to create animated sound worlds such as those of the title work, Shadowing. Lomon writes of the colors in the pieces: "'Shadowing' means to have such a light touch, such a light tread, that one can move freely through the forest, observing without being observed...It is the equivalent of manifesting and then becoming like smoke, and then manifesting again..." Lomon incorporates more radical colors - such as prepared piano - in Five Ceremonial Masks, which is inspired by masks used by the Navajo people in Read more their Yeibichai Night Chant ceremonies. Native American imagery also appears in the second movement of Esquisses, "La Fête," in which the rhythmic and melodic properties of the music are inspired by the Turtle Dance as seen by Lomon at New Mexico's Taos Pueblo. The first movement of Esquisses, "Les Cloches," incorporates overtone partials and change-ringing patterns of European flared tower bells, creating a distinctive pianistic color, culminating in the introspective, balladic "Memoires de..." to conclude the piece. Read less

Works on This Recording

Sunflower Variations by Ruth Lomon
Performer:  Eileen Hutchins (Piano)
Shadowing by Ruth Lomon
Performer:  Patrick Owen (Cello), Katherine Winterstein (Violin), Scott Woolweaver (Viola),
Eileen Hutchins (Piano)
Esquisses by Ruth Lomon
Performer:  Eileen Hutchins (Piano)
Ceremonial Masks (5) by Ruth Lomon
Performer:  Eileen Hutchins (Piano), Ruth Lomon (Piano)

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