Garlands for Steven Stucky
Gloria Cheng, piano
BRIDGE 9509


$ 14.99
Garlands for Steven Stucky <br> Gloria Cheng, piano <br> BRIDGE 9509

Best of 2018 - Sequenza 21

Garlands for Steven Stucky is a tribute to the late-American composer, Steven Stucky.  The project was spearheaded by Grammy-winning pianist Gloria Cheng, who has recorded the 32 new pieces that make up this star-studded “garland”.  In addition, Ms. Cheng is joined by soprano Peabody Southwell and oboist Carolyn Hove in a recording of Mr. Stucky’s Two Holy Sonnets of Donne (1982).  Musician royalties for the sale of this recording go to the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s “Steven Stucky Composer Fellowship Fund.”

Reviews:

"Thirty-two new piano pieces composed in tribute to the late Steven Stucky, imbued with the anger, confusion and sorrow of grief, and the joy of memory. Intense and eloquent.” - BBC Music Magazine

This recording is a remarkable collection of utterances by composers old and young; ultimately, it will bring Stucky’s work to a wider audience.” - theWholeNote

The sheer number of composers and variety of styles is a testament to the spectrum of classical professionals who were influenced by Stucky and affected by his passing. The album ends with a 1982 work by Stucky...it is a moody, expressive work, easily the high point of the album. Its theme of transcending death at the very end of the second sonnet is a moving way to end the record.” - American Record Guide

 


Esa-Pekka Salonen Iscrizione
Stephen Andrew Taylor Green Trees Are Bending
Jesse Jones Reverie
Donald Crockett Nella Luce
Julian Anderson Capriccio
Andrew Waggoner …and Maura brought me cookies (Remembering Steve)
Charles Bodman Rae Steven Stucky in memoriam
John Harbison Waltz (in memoriam Steve Stucky)
Fang Man That raindrops have hastened the falling flowers: in memory of Steven Stucky
Brett Dean Hommage à Lutosławski
Gabriela Lena Frank Harawi-cito de charanguista ciego
William Kraft Music for Gloria (in memoriam Steven Stucky)
Steven Mackey A Few Things (in memory of Steve)
Eric Nathan In memoriam
Chen Yi In Memory of Steve
Joseph Phibbs Elegy, in memory of Steven Stucky
Hannah Lash November
Michael Small Debussy Window
Julia Adolphe Snowprints
Pierre Jalbert Inscription
James Matheson CHAPTER I: In which our hero dies and encounters Palestrina, Brahms, Debussy, Lutosławski and other dead loves; looks out to see the entire universe before him, and prepares to visit all of the amazing shit therein
Christopher Rouse Muistomerkki
Harold Meltzer Children’s Crusade
David S. Lefkowitz In Memoriam: Steven Stucky
Kay Rhie Interlude
Colin Matthews some moths for Steve
Louis Chiappetta This is no less curious
David Liptak Epitaph
Judith Weir Chorale, for Steve
Daniel S. Godfrey Glas
Anders Hillborg Just a Minute
Magnus Lindberg Fratello
Steven Stucky Two Holy Sonnets of Donne

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