VA - I Still Play (2020)
Title: I Still Play
Year Of Release: 2020
Genre: Classical, Jazz, Piano
Quality: Mp3 320 kbps / FLAC (tracks) / 24bit FLAC to soon...
Total : 39:13
Total Size: 90.5 / 115 MB
1, Move - performed by Timo Andres (Nico Muhly) 2:35
2, Wise Words - performed by Timo Andres (Timo Andres) 2:51
3, Rimsky or La Monte Young - performed by Timo Andres (Louis Andriessen) 2:07
4, I Still Play (Pocket Variations) - performed by Jeremy Denk (John Adams) 5:23
5, Evening Song No. 2 - performed by Timo Andres (Philip Glass) 4:47
6, Song for Bob - performed by Timo Andres (Laurie Anderson) 2:50
7, L.A. Pastorale - performed by Brad Mehldau (Brad Mehldau) 3:55
8, For Bob - performed by Timo Andres (Steve Reich) 2:30
9, 42 Years - performed by Brad Mehldau (Pat Metheny) 6:36
10, Her Wits (About Him) - performed by Timo Andres (Donnacha Dennehy) 4:51
11, Recessional - performed by Randy Newman (Randy Newman) 0:59
Nonesuch Records releases I Still Play, an album comprising eleven new solo piano compositions written by artists who have recorded for the label, on May 22, 2020. The pieces were written in honor of the label's long President Bob Hurwitz on the occasion of his 2017 shift into the Chairman Emeritus role after running the label for thirty-two years. I Still Play features works by John Adams, Laurie Anderson, Timo Andres, Louis Andriessen, Donnacha Dennehy, Philip Glass, Nico Muhly, Brad Mehldau, Steve Reich, Pat Metheny, and Randy Newman. The pieces have been recorded by Andres and fellow Nonesuch artist Jeremy Denk, as well as by Mehldau and Newman themselves.
I Still Play is available to pre-order now from iTunes and the Nonesuch Store, where it includes an instant of Nico Muhly's Move; it will also stream at Spotify and Apple Music. You can follow along in the score as Andres performs it here:
The pieces were first performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in 2017, at a concert celebrating Hurwitz's tenure at the label. His long friend and colleague, current Nonesuch President David Bither, says, "Bob's great friend John Adams deserves credit for the idea at the core of this recording. I enlisted his help in thinking of how we might honor Bob. A few weeks later he suggested that we ask the composers who had worked so closely with Bob to each write him a new piece of music. An honorable suggestion, but with a twist.
"Bob is a pianist and since he was a child has played virtually every day of his life," Bither continues. "He has said many s that this practice has had a profound influence on how he listens to music. John's suggestion was that each composer write something that was not a concert piece but that an accomplished pianist like Bob might play."
Timo Andres, who recorded the majority of the compositions for this record, says in his liner note, "Each of these eleven tributes to Bob Hurwitz was written for an audience of one, on a particular Steinway in a specific Upper West Side living room. Each distills an aspect of its author's voice to a concentrated miniature. The prevailing tone is conversational rather than declamatory, though it's a wide-rag conversation. Large questions are posed but rarely answered in full." He adds, "If the listener has the odd feeling of having stumbled into an exchange between two friends and missing an inside joke or shared reference here and there-that's not far from the truth."
I Still Play FLAC.rar - 115.0 MB
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