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Paganimania / Christopher Janwong Mckiggan


Release Date: 02/03/2015 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 1543   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Robert BeaserMoon Young HaKarim Al-ZandNarong Prangcharoen,   ... 
Performer:  Christopher Janwong Mckiggan
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The young piano virtuoso Christopher Janwong McKiggan commissioned seven composers from many different cultural backgrounds (American, Canadian, Thai, Chinese, Korean and Middle Eastern) to write a work for piano based on Paganini's 24th Caprice for solo violin. The variety of the compositions that resulted is fascinating and links multiple national traditions around a central theme, while maintaining uniqueness. Born in England, McKiggan grew up in Thailand. He has studied at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Rice University, where he is now pursuing a DMA in piano performance. A recipient of numerous prizes and awards, including the Gold Medal in the Seattle International Piano Competition, McKiggan is committed to contemporary Read more music and has performed numerous world premieres, including the Asian premiere of Robert Beaser's Piano Concerto at the 2012 Beijing Modern Music Festival. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Pag-Rag, for piano by Robert Beaser
Performer:  Christopher Janwong Mckiggan (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Duncan Hall, Rice University, Houston, T 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
2.
Scčne V, for piano by Moon Young Ha
Performer:  Christopher Janwong Mckiggan (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Duncan Hall, Rice University, Houston, T 
Length: 7 Minutes 15 Secs. 
3.
Paganini Reverie, for piano by Karim Al-Zand
Performer:  Christopher Janwong Mckiggan (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Duncan Hall, Rice University, Houston, T 
Length: 5 Minutes 49 Secs. 
4.
Pact Ink, for piano by Narong Prangcharoen
Performer:  Christopher Janwong Mckiggan (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Duncan Hall, Rice University, Houston, T 
Length: 8 Minutes 35 Secs. 
5.
Jade Clappers, for piano by Zhou Jing
Performer:  Christopher Janwong Mckiggan (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Duncan Hall, Rice University, Houston, T 
Length: 9 Minutes 2 Secs. 
6.
Niccolo, for piano by S. Peace Nistades
Performer:  Christopher Janwong Mckiggan (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Duncan Hall, Rice University, Houston, T 
Length: 13 Minutes 21 Secs. 
7.
Capricious Invariance, for piano by James Mobberley
Performer:  Christopher Janwong Mckiggan (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Duncan Hall, Rice University, Houston, T 
Length: 16 Minutes 0 Secs. 

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