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Perspectives / Dawn Wohn, Esther Park


Release Date: 11/01/2019 
Label:  Delos   Catalog #: 3547  
Composer:  Reena EsmailEllen Taaffe ZwilichVítezslava KaprálováJung Sun Kang,   ... 
Performer:  Dawn Dongeun WohnEsther Park
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The contributions of female composers have long been neglected. Violinist Dawn Wohn and pianist Esther Park have begun to change that with Perspectives, a beautiful album featuring works from a vast variety of female composers including Nocturne by Lili Boulanger and Legenda by Vitezslava Kapralova- both composers died tragically while in their 20s. Commissioned especially for this album, Star-Crossed by Jung Sun Kang tells the story of two unlucky lovers. Deserted Garden and Elfentanz by Florence Price highlights the talents of this African American composer whose works are just beginning to receive the attention they deserve. This diverse release also includes works by Amy Beach, perhaps America’s best-known female composer, a Read more two-movement piece by Pulitzer-prize winning composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, and works by Chihchun Chi-sun Lee, Reena Esmail, and Vivian Fine.Wohn and Park have been making music together since their days as students in Juilliard’s Pre-College program. This exceptional album will almost certainly introduce listeners to some pieces they have never heard and expand the horizons for the great diversity in works by female composers.

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REVIEW:

Perspectives is a fascinating CD by violinist Dawn Wohn and pianist Esther Park that explores the differing cultures and perspectives of women composers, reaching back to the 19th century and into the 21st.

Wohn plays with warmth, a crystal-clear tone and a fine sense of line and phrase in an immensely satisfying recital, with equally fine playing from her musical partner Park.

– The Whole Note [CA] (Terry Robbins) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Jhula Jhule by Reena Esmail
Performer:  Dawn Dongeun Wohn (Violin), Esther Park (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
2.
Episodes (2) for Violin & Piano by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich
Performer:  Dawn Dongeun Wohn (Violin), Esther Park (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
3.
Legend for Violin and Piano op. 3a by Vítezslava Kaprálová
Performer:  Dawn Dongeun Wohn (Violin), Esther Park (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; Czech Republic 
4.
Star-Crossed by Jung Sun Kang
Performer:  Dawn Dongeun Wohn (Violin), Esther Park (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
5.
Provintia "Sunset of Chihkan Tower" by Chihchun Chi-sun Lee
Performer:  Dawn Dongeun Wohn (Violin), Esther Park (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
6.
Deserted Garden by Florence Beatrice Price
Performer:  Dawn Dongeun Wohn (Violin), Esther Park (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
7.
Elfentanz by Florence Beatrice Price
Performer:  Dawn Dongeun Wohn (Violin), Esther Park (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
8.
Nocturne for Violin & Piano by Lili Boulanger
Performer:  Dawn Dongeun Wohn (Violin), Esther Park (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
9.
Portal by Vivian Fine
Performer:  Dawn Dongeun Wohn (Violin), Esther Park (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
10.
Romance for Violin and Piano, Op. 23 by Amy Marcy Beach
Performer:  Dawn Dongeun Wohn (Violin), Esther Park (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1893; United States 

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