Tour de Force
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Pianist Eliza Garth gives stunning performances of two new works for piano by Sheree Clement and Perry Goldstein.

Through her recordings and her appearances in major cities in the U.S., Europe and Asia, pianist Eliza Garth is well known as an artist with a passionate voice and adventurous spirit, championing some of the most demanding works in the repertoire of our time. For her debut recording with Albany Records, Garth has chosen two works -- a set of Piano Preludes by Sheree Clement and a major work by Perry Goldstein. Clement, a graduate of Peabody, the University of Michigan and Columbia, has heard her works performed by some of the most noted new music ensembles in the U.S. including the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, and the League of Composers Orchestra, among many others. Using intricate shimmering colors over re-imagined fragments of tunes, her music builds surprising narratives. It unfurls, percolates, and nudges, allowing listeners to rediscover the present. Perry Goldstein studied at the University of Illinois, UCLA, and Columbia. His music appears on 19 commercial recordings and he has written music for noted new music performers such as Gilbert Kalish and the Emerson String Quartet. On the faculty at SUNY-Stony Brook, Goldstein has been involved in a variety of activities in the service of contemporary music. His composition on this recording, Of Points Fixed and Fluid, is built on dramatic possibilities obtained when disparate ideas are forced to coexist and interact.
Contents:
Sheree Clement, composer
Piano Preludes
Eliza Garth, piano

Perry Goldstein, composer
Of Points Fixed and Fluid
Eliza Garth, piano

Review:
"Pianist Eliza Garth’s latest Albany Records release, “Tour de Force,” is the perfect music for the Rites, and the Rights, of Spring. In this season of protest and forthcoming change, the album consists of music by two contemporary composers, from whom, through Garth’s hands, we get a sense of turmoil and a world to come.…Garth’s phrasing, nuance, dynamic expertise, and virtuosity answer the challenges posed by each of these composers, in an album where I hear echoes of the passion of the Parkland students, the turmoil of our current political situation, and the warmth of the Summer to come, all distilled in one beautifully movable feast.…" (QonStage.com)