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Zvonimir Nagy: Vestiges - Works For Solo Piano

Burleson,Geoffrey / Kwan,Mabel
Release Date: 12/09/2014 
Label:  Msr   Catalog #: 1515   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Zvonimir NagyJohn Nagy
Performer:  Geoffrey BurlesonZvonimir NagyMabel Kwan
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The pieces on this album of solo piano music are arranged in an infinite loop of interwoven historical threads. Earlier pieces mingle provocatively with later ones, and the final and most recent work on the album, of the lake III (2014), ends with an inversion of the sparse opening notes of the first work, of the lake I (2007, rev. 2014). The last piece could lead seamlessly into the first, making it possible for us to circumnavigate the loop again. Listeners may enjoy playing the album on “repeat” in order to take full advantage of this arrangement, but to understand the evolution of Nagy’s music over the 16-year period covered here (1998-2014), it may be best to consider the works in the order in which they were composed. From that Read more perspective, we may observe Nagy’s progression away from traditional musical rhetoric and toward a kind of music that encourages a contemplative resting in time – that is, away from becoming and toward being. The common element in all of this is an intense, abiding, almost ethical obsession with harmonic color. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
of the lake I by Zvonimir Nagy
Performer:  Geoffrey Burleson (Piano), Zvonimir Nagy (Piano), Mabel Kwan (Piano)
Written: 2007/2014 
2.
Illusion by Zvonimir Nagy
Written: 2002 
3.
And so she said… by Zvonimir Nagy
Written: 2005 
4.
Vestiges by Zvonimir Nagy
Written: 2003-2004 
5.
of the lake II by Zvonimir Nagy
Written: 2010 
6.
touché (touched) by John Nagy
Written: 2003 
7.
Canon – Inner Self by Zvonimir Nagy
Written: 2007 
8.
Sonata for Piano by Zvonimir Nagy
Written: 1998 
9.
of the lake III by Zvonimir Nagy
Written: 2014 

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