David Rakowski
Etudes, Vol. 2
BRIDGE 9157


$ 14.99

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

“Superbly crafted, difficult to play, but fun to listen to, the études 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.” - Chicago Tribune


“Amy Dissanayake plays all of this music with commitment and joie de vivre. She sounds like she’s having a great time, and her tone never hardens under pressure. Having responded favorably to David Rakowski’s first volume of études, I can recommend this second installment without hesitation. Good stuff!” - ClassicsToday.com (9/9)

 

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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

BRIDGE 9157

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9121, 9310, 9477