Solo Piano Music
MICHAEL WHITE Solo Piano Music TROY1220 - Price: $16.99
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Mirian Conti gives authoritative and beautiful performances of White's solo piano music.

Born in Chicago, Michael White attended the Chicago Music College and at the Juilliard School where he worked with Peter Mennin and Vincent Persichetti. He was composer-in-residence for the public schools of Seattle and Amarillo, where he began composing operas. He subsequently taught at Oberlin and the Philadelphia Musical Academy and is now at Juilliard. Since 2007 White has composed entirely for solo piano and the results are heard on this recording. In pianist Mirian Conti, White has an unexcelled champion for his music.
Contents:
Michael White, composer
Sonatina
Mirian Conti, piano

Michael White, composer
Nocturne & Tango
Mirian Conti, piano

Michael White, composer
Scenes from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Mirian Conti, piano

Michael White, composer
Partita
Mirian Conti, piano

Michael White, composer
Four Fantasies
Mirian Conti, piano

Michael White, composer
Piano Quartet
Kinga Augustyn, violin, Wei-Yang Andy Lin, viola, Andrew Janss, cello, Mirian Conti, piano

Review:
"Michael White himself notes that...many intelligent critics have also proclaimed the demise of the Piano Quartet, and therefore decided to write his own Piano Quartet to prove all of them wrong. And prove them wrong he does. He...demonstrates that with a small ensemble of instruments, a composer's mastery can really shine through." (Classical Music Sentinel)

"This recital of piano works shows [Michael White] to be a skillful craftsman in a witty, bright, brittle manner...This is an exceptionally well played and well recorded release." (American Record Guide)
 
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