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Justin Dello Joio: Two Concert Etudes, Etc / Ohlsson, Et Al

Release Date: 03/13/2007 
Label:  Bridge   Catalog #: 9220   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Justin Dello Joio
Performer:  Garrick OhlssonCarter BreyJeremy DenkAni Kavafian
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Looking for serious, skillfully structured, idiomatically conceived keyboard music that infuses the Barber/early-Carter tradition with thornier narratives and more dissonant flavors? If so, you'll probably respond to the two concert etudes and piano sonata of Justin Dello Joio, especially as Garrick Ohlsson plays them: with panache, conviction, and virtuosic power. The four-movement piano trio entitled The March of Folly offers a greater emotional and stylistic range, from the first movement's madcap, multi-colored glissandos that leapfrog between musicians like hot potatoes to the epilogue's long, sustained lines in extreme registers. Ani Kavafian, Jeremy Denk, and Carter Brey obviously relish the challenges that Dello Joio serves up, and Read more they bring plenty of energy and nuance to the interpretive table. Excellent sound and notes further distinguish this fine release.

--Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

Concert Etudes (2) for Piano by Justin Dello Joio
Performer:  Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2001; USA 
Length: 10 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Music for Piano Trio "March of Folly" by Justin Dello Joio
Performer:  Carter Brey (Cello), Jeremy Denk (Piano), Garrick Ohlsson (Piano),
Ani Kavafian (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2001; USA 
Length: 23 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Sonata for Piano by Justin Dello Joio
Performer:  Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 25 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: USA (1987).
Composition revised: USA (2005). 

Sound Samples

Two Concert Etudes: I. Momentum
Two Concert Etudes: II. a Farewell (Et Farvel)
Music for Piano Trio "The March of Folly": I. the March of Folly
Music for Piano Trio "The March of Folly": II. Respite
Music for Piano Trio "The March of Folly": III. the March of Folly: To the Abyss/Cataclysm
Music for Piano Trio "The March of Folly": IV. Epilogue: Prayer for Chiara
Sonata for Piano: I. Theme and 5 Variations
Sonata for Piano: II. Romance
Sonata for Piano: III. Finale Fantasia

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