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Maximum, Minimum, Modern / Cho


Release Date: 03/08/2016 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 1617   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  John CoriglianoMichael IppolitoJohn AdamsLowell Liebermann,   ... 
Performer:  Sung-Soo Cho
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Korean pianist Sung-Soo Cho performs an intriguing recital of compositions by American composers that range from works with very progressive musical language to ones that integrate influences of folk and honky-tonk -- in other words, the full spectrum of modern American classical music. The oldest work on the program was written in 1967 and the most recent in 2015. John Corigliano, Michael Ippolito, John Adams, Lowell Liebermann, Steve Reich, Elliott Carter, and David Rakowski are all represented on this recording. These composers have a strong advocate in Sung-Soo Cho, who was awarded "Best American Contemporary Performance: at the Cincinnati World Piano Competition” and "Best Performance of the Commissioned Work: at the Texas Read more State International Piano Competition.” An award winner of numerous international competitions, Cho has appeared as a soloist in Asia, the U.S., and Europe. A graduate of Seoul National University and Manhattan School of Music, he is currently pursuing his D.M.A. degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He is on the faculty at Notre Dame College. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Fantasia on an Ostinato by John Corigliano
Performer:  Sung-Soo Cho (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; USA 
2.
The Distance of the Moon by Michael Ippolito
Performer:  Sung-Soo Cho (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2015 
3.
China Gates by John Adams
Performer:  Sung-Soo Cho (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977; USA 
4.
Nocturne for Piano no 7, Op. 65 by Lowell Liebermann
Performer:  Sung-Soo Cho (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1999; USA 
5.
Piano Phase by Steve Reich
Performer:  Sung-Soo Cho (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; USA 
6.
Caténaires by Elliott Carter
Performer:  Sung-Soo Cho (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
7.
Etudes for Piano, Book 3: no 21, Twelve-Step Program by David Rakowski
Performer:  Sung-Soo Cho (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1999; USA 
8.
Etudes for Piano, Book 3: no 30, A Gliss is Just a Gliss by David Rakowski
Performer:  Sung-Soo Cho (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2000; USA 

Customer Reviews

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 Very dissappointed! October 19, 2016 By David B Smith (Kailua, HI) See All My Reviews "The one audio sample given was NOT representative of the rest of this CD. As a matter of fact was the only piece I could tolerate. The rest is an over repetitive, dissonant auditory assault. The one piece is wonderful but not worth the purchase and experience of the rest of this album!" Report Abuse
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