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Journey to America / Kim


Release Date: 05/05/2017 
Label:  Centaur Records   Catalog #: 3531  
Composer:  Benjamin LeesJames PrimoschHenry CowellLibby Larsen
Performer:  Youmee Kim
Number of Discs: 1 
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Youmee Kim is the Assistant Professor of Piano at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Born in Korea, she received degrees from Ewha Women’s University, Indiana University, and The Ohio State University in piano performance. She specializes in twentieth century American piano music, which has prompted her to release this album dedicated solely to that endeavor. Especially notable on this release is the inclusion of James Primosch’s five-movement work “Pure Contraption, Absolute Gift,” which is receiving here its world premiere recording. The work was commissioned by Youmee Kim and eleven other pianists. Works by Libby Larsen, Henry Cowell, and Benjamin Lees are also featured. Youmee Kim is the Assistant Professor of Piano at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Born in Korea, she received degrees from Ewha Women’s University, Indiana University, and The Ohio State University in piano performance. She specializes in twentieth century American piano music, which has prompted her to release this album dedicated solely to that endeavor. Especially notable on this release is the inclusion of James Primosch’s five-movement work “Pure Contraption, Absolute Gift,” which is receiving here its world premiere recording. The work was commissioned by Youmee Kim and eleven other pianists. Works by Libby Larsen, Henry Cowell, and Benjamin Lees are also featured. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Odyssey no 1 by Benjamin Lees
Performer:  Youmee Kim (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; USA 
2.
Odyssey no 2 by Benjamin Lees
Performer:  Youmee Kim (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986; USA 
3.
Pure Contraption, Absolute Gift by James Primosch
Performer:  Youmee Kim (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
4.
Irish Legends (3) for Piano by Henry Cowell
Performer:  Youmee Kim (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917-1922; USA 
5.
Mephisto Rag by Libby Larsen
Performer:  Youmee Kim (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2000; United States 

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