Notes and Editorial Reviews
The outstanding characteristics of this debut CD of Jocelyn Swigger lie in the extraordinary, highly charged energy she applies to all of this music. She begins with two exuberant movements from Le tombeau de Couperin by Ravel followed by the standard Mozart F Major delivered with effortless vitality. Bach's Partita No. 2 has a serene Sarabande played with the left pedal all the way through giving it a gloss and mellow polish. The last three pieces are rarely heard bon-bons; a smooth, artful presentation of Godard's Berceuse from“Jocelyn”, a charmingly raucous, sparkling Bettina Polka of Smetana, and a ferociously electrifying Boogie-Woogie Etude of Morton Gould.
"On the technical front, Swigger is as accomplished as any
I’ve heard in this repertoire." " ...quite assured and sensitive to the nuances of the notes..." "...very fine playing." -- Jerry Dubins, Fanfare Jan/Feb 2010
Works on This Recording
Boogie Woogie Etude by Morton Gould
Jocelyn Swigger (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1943; USA
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs.
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