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Helps / Wolpe / Hibbard / Ohlsson
Release Date: 12/11/2012 
Label:  Bridge   Catalog #: 9380   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Louis WeingardenRobert HelpsStefan WolpeWilliam Hibbard,   ... 
Performer:  Garrick Ohlsson
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Titanic American pianist, Garrick Ohlsson, presents an exceptionally personal album. The pianist writes: "Each of the five pieces on this recording is a work I have been closely associated with. Two were written for me and I’ve played all of them frequently. Music of our time always needs advocates; it needs live performance, but it also needs a way to exist for reference beyond the printed score. Each of these five composers has given me an inestimable gift. It’s time for me to give thanks, in return." Mr. Ohlsson's virtuosic performances are accompanied by his very personal written commentary on the composers, their music, and their times. Titanic American pianist, Garrick Ohlsson, presents an exceptionally personal album. The pianist writes: "Each of the five pieces on this recording is a work I have been closely associated with. Two were written for me and I’ve played all of them frequently. Music of our time always needs advocates; it needs live performance, but it also needs a way to exist for reference beyond the printed score. Each of these five composers has given me an inestimable gift. It’s time for me to give thanks, in return." Mr. Ohlsson's virtuosic performances are accompanied by his very personal written commentary on the composers, their music, and their times. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Triptych by Louis Weingarden
Performer:  Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969 
2. Shall We Dance by Robert Helps
Performer:  Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; USA 
3. Passacaglia by Stefan Wolpe
Performer:  Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936 
4. Handwork by William Hibbard
Performer:  Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; USA 
5. Sonata for Piano by Oldrich Korte
Performer:  Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; Czech Republic 

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