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River Of Light - American Short Works For Violin & Piano / Fain, Wang

Puts / Glass / Kernis / Zhurbin / Fain / Wang
Release Date: 08/30/2011 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559662   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Kevin PutsPhilip GlassAaron Jay KernisLev Zhurbin,   ... 
Performer:  Tim FainPei-Yao Wang
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Tim Fain has constructed an adventurous and exciting recital of American violin music. It takes in the concert version of Philip Glass’s Einstein on the Beach—Fain “played the hell out of the piece”, the composer says—as well as William Bolcom’s nostalgic Graceful Ghost Rag. Variety and lyricism are the watchwords of the selection, exemplified by the soaring lyricism of Kevin Puts’s Aria and by Lev Zhurbin’s lovely Sicilienne. Together, all these pieces offer a vibrant portrait of contemporary repertoire. Tim Fain has constructed an adventurous and exciting recital of American violin music. It takes in the concert version of Philip Glass’s Einstein on the Beach—Fain “played the hell out of the piece”, the composer says—as well as William Bolcom’s nostalgic Graceful Ghost Rag. Variety and lyricism are the watchwords of the selection, exemplified by the soaring lyricism of Kevin Puts’s Aria and by Lev Zhurbin’s lovely Sicilienne. Together, all these pieces offer a vibrant portrait of contemporary repertoire. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Aria, for Violin and Piano by Kevin Puts
Performer:  Tim Fain (Violin), Pei-Yao Wang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
2.
Einstein on the Beach: Knee Play 2 by Philip Glass
Performer:  Tim Fain (Violin), Pei-Yao Wang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976 
3.
Air by Aaron Jay Kernis
Performer:  Tim Fain (Violin), Pei-Yao Wang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995/2000; USA 
4.
Sicilienne by Lev Zhurbin
Performer:  Tim Fain (Violin), Pei-Yao Wang (Piano)
Period: 21st Century 
Written: 2000 
5.
River of Light by Richard Danielpour
Performer:  Tim Fain (Violin), Pei-Yao Wang (Piano)
Period: 21st Century 
Written: 2007 
6.
Ghost Rags (3): The Graceful Ghost Rag by William Bolcom
Performer:  Tim Fain (Violin), Pei-Yao Wang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1970; USA 
7.
Legacy by Jennifer Higdon
Performer:  Tim Fain (Violin), Pei-Yao Wang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1999; USA 
8.
The Light Guitar by Patrick Zimmerli
Performer:  Tim Fain (Violin), Pei-Yao Wang (Piano)
Period: 21st Century 
Written: 2006 
9.
Wistful Piece, Op. 16 no 2 by Ruth Shaw Wylie
Performer:  Tim Fain (Violin), Pei-Yao Wang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953 

Sound Samples

Aria
Einstein on the Beach: Knee Play 2
Air
Sicilienne
River of Light
Graceful Ghost Rag
Legacy
The Light Guitar: I. Doloroso
The Light Guitar: II. Dreamily
The Light Guitar: III. Fast
Wistful Piece, Op. 16, No. 2

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