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Portraits - Piano Music Of Glass, Ravel, Et Al / Levingston


Release Date: 05/09/2006 
Label:  Orange Mountain Music   Catalog #: 25   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Philip GlassMaurice RavelOlivier MessiaenErik Satie
Performer:  Bruce Levingston
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Philip Glass's 'A Musical Portrait of Chuck Close' is the product of many years of friendship between two important artists of our time. Pianist Bruce Levingston's performance on this new release serves as a tribute to the profound influences Philip Glass and Chuck Close have had upon one another's work. Since meeting in the 1960's in the Soho Artists community of lofts and studios, Close has continually created portraits of Glass. The piece is a musical depiction of the spirit of Chuck Close and of the integrity of his creative process. This recording also showcases musical portraits by three French masters, Ravel, Messiaen, and Satie, whose works influenced generations of composers and which are played by Mr. Levingston's understanding Read more touch. One of this country's leading exponents of contemporary music, Bruce Levingston has premiered numerous works at prestigious venues throughout the world including Carnegie Hall and New York's Lincoln Center. Many of today's acclaimed composers have written works for him including Pulitzer Prize-winners William Bolcolm, David Del Tredici, George Perle, and Charles Wuorinen. The New York Times has praised Mr. Levingston as 'a thoughtful pianist' with 'sensuous sound' while The San Francisco Examiner has extolled his 'probing performances of the central Romantic repertory in which high virtuosity is put to expressive ends.' Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
A Musical Portrait of Chuck Close by Philip Glass
Performer:  Bruce Levingston (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
2.
Miroirs: La vallée des cloches by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Bruce Levingston (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; France 
3.
Miroirs: Alborada del gracioso by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Bruce Levingston (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; France 
4.
Vingt regards sur l'enfant Jésus: no 4, Regard de la vierge by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Bruce Levingston (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; France 
5.
Vingt regards sur l'enfant Jésus: no 3, L'échange by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Bruce Levingston (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; France 
6.
Catalogue d'oiseaux: no 6, L'alouette lulu by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Bruce Levingston (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956-1958; France 
7.
Sarabandes (3) for Piano: no 2 by Erik Satie
Performer:  Bruce Levingston (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1887; France 
8.
Gnossiennes (6) for Piano: no 4, Lent by Erik Satie
Performer:  Bruce Levingston (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1891; France 
9.
Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 1, Lent et douloureux by Erik Satie
Performer:  Bruce Levingston (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 

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