Jessica Johnson (piano)

Catalog #: TROY1953
Release Date: December 1, 2023
Format: Digital

Sojourn features new works for piano all written in the 21st century, six of which are newly commissioned. Pianist Jessica Johnson performs these works on a DS Standard 5.5 piano keyboard. This alternatively sized piano keyboard allows a whole new level of artistic and technical freedom for pianists with small handspans. Johnson, who serves on the piano faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studied at the University of Michigan and East Carolina University. She is an advocate for new music, an active clinician, and has held residencies at major universities and colleges throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. She is a three-time winner of American Music Teacher's Article of the Year Award.


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Track Listing

Title Composer Performer
Isabelle Eberhardt Dreams of Piano Missy Mazzoli Jessica Johnson (piano)
Azuretta Regina Harris Baiocchi Jessica Johnson (piano)
The Currents Sarah Kirkland Snider Jessica Johnson (piano)
109 Improvisations for solo piano Elena Ruehr Jessica Johnson (piano)
Italian Portraits for solo piano Lawren Brianna Ware Jessica Johnson (piano)
Circle ∆ Square Serra Hwang Jessica Johnson (piano)
Sojourn for piano and percussion Serra Hwang Jessica Johnson (piano); Anthony Di Sanza (percussion)
On Being — this flood of stillness Laura Schwendinger Jessica Johnson (piano)
Equatorial Jungle for piano and percussion Laura Schwendinger Jessica Johnson (piano); Anthony Di Sanza (percussion)

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