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Stefan Wolpe
Compositions for Piano (1920-1952)
David Holzman, piano

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2003 Grammy Nominee: Best Solo Instrumental Performance
2003 AFIM INDIE Award Winner: Best Classical CD
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David Holzman is widely regarded as a leading authority in the performance of Stefan Wolpe's music. Holzman's latest Wolpe CD presents the American pianist's titanic new account of Battle Piece, as well as the premiere recording of Wolpe's brilliant Sonata No. 1 "Stehende Musik" (1925) - a clear progenitor of late 20th century minimalism. This CD includes extensive liner notes by Wolpe's biographer, Austin Clarkson, as well as notes by David Holzman. Also included on this special 100th anniversary CD are a wild assortment of rarely heard Wolpeana, including The Good Spirit of a Right Cause (1942); Adagio (1920); Tango (1927); Waltz for Merle (1952); and Zemach Suite (1939). This CD is a must have for fans of virtuoso piano playing.



“For those who dare to venture into the rarefied world of Stefan Wolpe, they could hardly do better than with this exceptional Bridge Records release.” - AllMusic

“Holzman’s committed, intelligent playing makes this disc not only valuable to Wolpe admirers, but an entertaining and fun listening experience, something you can rarely say about a recording dedicated to avant-garde piano music.” - (10/10 Highest Rating)

“Wolpe’s music is no easy stuff. It calls for considerable strength on the pianist’s part, and also – more importantly – much conviction. David Holzman has both and his committed readings of these demanding pieces are clearly the result of a painstaking and thorough immersion in Wolpe’s intricate music. A very fine release, indeed.” - MusicWeb International


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Stefan Wolpe

In celebration of the Wolpe Centenary (1902-2002)
Sonata No. 1 "Stehende Musik" (1925)
Battle Piece (1943-47)
The Good Spirit of a Right Cause (1942)
Adagio. Gesang, weil ich etwas Teures verlassen muss (1920)
Tango (1927)
Waltz for Merle (1952)
Zemach Suite (1939)

David Holzman, piano


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9452, 9420, 9344, 9308, 9215, 9209, 9043