David Rakowski
Etudes, Vol. 2
BRIDGE 9157


$ 14.99

ClassicsToday.com review: 9/9

David Rakowski's growing catalog of Études for piano has inspired performances and recordings by leading pianists on both sides of the Atlantic. Volume One of Amy Dissanayake's Rakowski Études series (BRIDGE 9121) drew raves for both Rakowski's quirky and witty music and Dissanayake's bold virtuoso pianism. "Superbly crafted, difficult to play, but fun to listen to, the etudes are laced with a dry wit. Brilliant pianist Amy Dissanayake dispatches them with a kind of elegant ferocity that takes your breath away. A splendid introduction to a composer with a fresh, distinctive voice." —John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune

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David Rakowski, composer

#40 "Strident"
#37 "Taking the Fifths"
#39 "Sixth Appeal"
#1 "E-machines"
#33 "Sliding Scales"
#3 "Nocturnal"
#6 "Mano à mano"
#10 "Corrente"
#8 "Close Enough for jazz"
#9 "Pollici e mignoli or The Virus That Ate New York"
#34 "Chorale Fantasy"
#31 "Usurpation"
#47 "Fra Diabolis"
#4 "Trillage"
#5 "Figure 8"
#38 "Silent But Deadly"
#7 "Les Arbres embués"
#32 "Boogie Ninths"
#2 "BAM!"
#46 "Durchrauscht die Luft"
#41 "Bop It"
#43 "Wiggle Room"
#48 "What Half-Diminishes One (Half-Diminishes All)"
#50 "No Stranger To Our Planet"

Amy (Dissanayke) Briggs, piano

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