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Muczynski: Complete Piano Sonatas / Lopes


Release Date: 05/14/2019 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 1771  
Composer:  Robert Muczynski
Performer:  Zachary Lopes
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Composer Robert Muczynski (1929-2010) garnered national and international recognition for his compositions, which have been heard throughout the world. Muczynski studied composition at DePaul University with Alexander Tcherepnin, crediting Tcherepnin for inspiring his career. He performed his first Piano Concerto with the Chicago Symphony in 1958 and was a noted film composer. He became composer-in-residence at the University of Arizona in 1965, where he spent the remainder of his professional career. Some may call Muczynski's music traditionalist or conventional, but there is no arguing his music is truly authentic, expressive, invigorating, and meticulously crafted. Pianist Zachary Lopes offers the first recording of his piano sonatas Read more since the composer's own recording done in 2000. Lopes is an active soloist and collaborative artist and has given performance and master-classes across the U.S., South America, and Europe. He has held teaching positions at Wittenberg University and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and serves as President of the Kentucky Music Teachers Association. He studied at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is on the faculty at Western Kentucky University. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 1, Op. 9 by Robert Muczynski
Performer:  Zachary Lopes (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 2, Op. 22 by Robert Muczynski
Performer:  Zachary Lopes (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965-1966; United States 
3.
Sonata for Piano no 3, Op. 35 by Robert Muczynski
Performer:  Zachary Lopes (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 

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