American Piano Works of The 1940s

Sara Laimon (piano)

Catalog #: TROY0685
Release Date: August 1, 2004
Format: Digital

Pianist Sara Laimon is an active performer in both solo and chamber music. She has performed in Canada, the United States, England, France, Japan, Mexico and Poland, and she has represented the U.S. Information Agency as an Artistic Ambassador in India and Nepal. Laimon is a founding member and co-artistic director of the acclaimed New York-based group Sequitur and has been guest artist with numerous other ensembles. As a sought-after performer of new music, she has worked with composers such as Ligeti, Berio, Bresnick and Kirchner, as well as performing and recording music of many emerging American composers. The New York Times described her 2001 live performance of this disc's repertoire as "a sense of knowing exactly where she wanted to go: music-making as intelligent as it was technically proficient". Born in Vancouver, Laimon is a graduate of the Vancouver Academy of Music, the University of British Columbia, Yale School of Music and SUNY Stony Brook, where she received a DMA under Gilbert Kalish. She was a member of the piano faculty at the Yale School of Music and the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg before joining the McGill Faculty of Music in 2001, where she is currently chair of the Piano Area.


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Track Listing

Title Composer Performer
Fantasy Rondo for Piano Lukas Foss Sara Laimon, piano
Piano Sonata Elliott Carter Sara Laimon, piano
Seven anniversaries Leonard Bernstein Sara Laimon, piano
Evocatons Four Chants for Piano Carl Ruggles Sara Laimon, piano
Piano Sonata Leon Kirchner Sara Laimon, piano


  • "Sarah Laimon plays all these pieces with rich tone, subtle nuance, and unwavering intelligence."

    – American Record Guide

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