Note from David Yang: Ensemble Epomeo 2007-2017
David Yang reflects on 10 years with a string trio
In preparation for our March 30th solo piano recital with Michael Brown (Avery Fisher Career Grant, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Marlboro Festival), I asked Michael to share some of his favorite performances by other artists of works on the program. Tradition plays a significant role in classical music, either in its observance - or deliberate disregard. As performers, there is often a direct link through teachers and colleagues back to composers such as Brahms, Bartok, Liszt, even Beethoven. And as with food, there are national styles that determine one’s approach to making music. Seeing Michael’s recommendations gives us an insight into what drives his own search for expression. See below for links to Michael's recommended performances.
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David Yang, Artistic Director
Frederic Chopin: Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, Op. 60
Michael’s recommendation (Nelson Freire, piano): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqLmF_702mE
Michael Brown: Mini Barcarolle
This is Michael’s own work so we’ll have to wait to hear him play it live
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C♯ minor "Quasi una fantasia", Op. 27, No. 2 “Moonlight"
Michael’s recommendation (Wilhelm Kempff, piano):
Movement 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6txOvK-mAk
Movement 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=352qLWqKN-U
Béla Bartók: "Out of Doors” Suite
Michael’s recommendation (Jerome Lowenthal, piano):
With Drums and Pipes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5G06g65yyXA
Night’s Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsx-8Z4JWXU
The Chase: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK8hlot4tlQ
Liszt: Legend No. 2, St. Francis of Paola Walking on the Waves
Michael’s recommendation (Alfred Brendal, piano): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GcDsqkOcjI
October update from one our 2018 artists and preview of Winter Baroque 2018
With Jay Reise’s retirement concert at the University of Pennsylvania coming up in a few days, I thought this would be a good time to look back at one of the most extraordinary pieces I have ever commissioned. Jay was Newburyport Chamber Music Festival’s composer-in-residence in 2015. Based on a Japanese folk tale with Rip van Winkle overtones, “The Gift to Urashima Tarō” was the result of a collaboration between NCMF and EXIT Dance.