Fred Lerdahl Volume 7: Inner Life; Quattro Mani
Fred Lerdahl's "Inner Life" is a cycle of three pieces for two pianos, composed between 2020 and 2022. The work was written for and dedicated to the spectacular duo Quattro Mani (pianists Steven Beck and Susan Grace). Lerdahl refers to the composition as "my pandemic piece". During the course of the 50-minute cycle, the music moves between contemplative moodiness, and brilliant outbursts of glittery virtuosic figuration. This recording documents a truly inspired collaboration between Lerdahl, (recently called "one of America's great secret treasures" (Gramophone), and two musicians called "one of the most enduring and leading keyboard duos anywhere” (Fanfare).