Piano Music, Vol. II
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Experience Shawn's personal, confessional approach with this second volume of his music for piano.

This CD of recent piano music by Allen Shawn provides the opportunity for repeated consideration of his very personal, confessional approach to the piano, as well as the sequel to musical topics more implicit than explicit in his first piano solo recording on Albany Records. Shawn's music reveals a unique and complete musical universe, the result of perfect fusion of the musical sensibility of the composer and the intellectual image of the work. Shawn's rare gift is his ability to confide his innermost thoughts and feelings through music that is at once well-crafted and emotionally accessible.
Contents:
Allen Shawn, composer
Piano Sonata No. 2
Allen Shawn, piano

Allen Shawn, composer
Messages
John Van Buskirk, piano

Allen Shawn, composer
Piano Sonata No. 3
Allen Shawn, piano

Allen Shawn, composer
Nostalgic Pieces
Allen Shawn, piano

Allen Shawn, composer
Three Elegies
Allen Shawn, piano

Review:
"Shawn is...an exceptional pianist, one of the best of those combining top-flight performance and compositional skills. ...Shawn is a deeply expressive, substantive composer who writes music that remains with you and invites contemplation and relistening. ...I find this a great disc of new keyboard works that I hope will also make its way into the ears, and ultimately hands, of pianists everywhere." (Fanfare)
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