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Parts to Play / Lee, Locker


Release Date: 06/08/2018 
Label:  Navona   Catalog #: 6165  
Composer:  Sergei ProkofievTimo AndresLibby LarsenJudith Lang Zaimont,   ... 
Performer:  Moonkyung LeeMartha Locker
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

On Parts to Play, critically acclaimed violinist Moonkyung Lee turns from the symphonic environment of the critically lauded label debut, Tchaikovsky, on which she performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, to a more intimate setting, with only pianist Martha Locker as her partner on a selection of works that include both stunning solo performances and intricate yet simple duets. Choosing to include Prokofiev’s “Sonata for Solo Violin” amid compositions from six contemporary composers who collectively represent three decades of works is indicative of Lee’s ability to tease out the subtle nuances of every piece she performs. The three-movement suite moves from the simplicity of Moderato’s Classical sonata format through the more Read more lyrically, introverted Andante Dolce to the clever finale, Con Brio. Similarly, her transit through Benjamin Ellin’s composition for solo violin, “Three States at Play,” is a nuanced journey through three movements, in which the more serene second movement is bookended by two outer movements that are quite rhythmically active. When performing duets with Locker, such as on Rain Worthington’s “Jilted Tango,” Lee’s violin seamlessly integrates with the piano to create an atmosphere both spirited and poignant, capturing the “push and pull in a dance of love” implied by its title. Another sort of dance entirely is captured on the duo’s performance of the vibrant and upbeat “Grand Tartanella.” Moonkyung Lee’s career includes numerous accolades, awards and scholarships including the Yale Chamber Music Celebration, and an NYU/Steinhardt Doctoral Fellowship for Doctoral Studies, of which she was the first ever classical string performer recipient. Her extensive array of performances, both in Europe in the US, include collaborations with many eminent ensembles, conductors and performers. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin solo in D major, Op. 115 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Moonkyung Lee (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; USSR 
2.
Sonata for Violin by Timo Andres
Performer:  Moonkyung Lee (Violin), Martha Locker (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
3.
Blue Piece by Libby Larsen
Performer:  Moonkyung Lee (Violin), Martha Locker (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
4.
Grand Tarantella by Judith Lang Zaimont
Performer:  Moonkyung Lee (Violin), Martha Locker (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
5.
Jilted Tango by Rain Worthington
Performer:  Moonkyung Lee (Violin), Martha Locker (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
6.
Viva, for violin by Michael Daugherty
Performer:  Moonkyung Lee (Violin)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
7.
Three States At Play by Benjamin Ellin
Performer:  Moonkyung Lee (Violin)
Period: 21st Century 
Written: England 

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