Garrick Ohlsson: Close Connections
Titanic American pianist, Garrick Ohlsson, presents an exceptionally personal album. The pianist writes: "Each of the five pieces on this recording is a work I have been closely associated with. Two were written for me and I've played all of them frequently. Music of our time always needs advocates; it needs live performance, but it also needs a way to exist for reference beyond the printed score. Each of these five composers has given me an inestimable gift. It's time for me to give thanks, in return." Mr. Ohlsson's virtuosic performances are accompanied by his very personal written commentary on the composers, their music, and their times.
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Louis Weingarden: Triptych (1969)
Robert Helps: Shall We Dance (1994)
Stefan Wolpe: Passacaglia (1936)
William Hibbard: Handwork (1996)
Oldřich František Korte: Sonata (1951-53)