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George King - JUBILEES

George King - JUBILEES

Genre : Classical
Catalogue: ODRCD308
UPC: 855317003080
Release Date : 5 / Nov / 2013
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  1. 01. Magnus Lindberg – Piano Jubilees – I quarter note = 96
  2. 02. Magnus Lindberg – Piano Jubilees – II quarter note = 64
  3. 03. Magnus Lindberg – Piano Jubilees – III quarter note = 128
  4. 04. Magnus Lindberg – Piano Jubilees – IV dotted quarter note = 64
  5. 05. Magnus Lindberg – Piano Jubilees – V quarter note = 162
  6. 06. Magnus Lindberg – Piano Jubilees – VI half note = 64
  7. 07. Philip Cashian – Six pieces after paintings by Ben Hartley (World Premiere) – I Cock-a-Dandy
  8. 08. Philip Cashian – Six pieces after paintings by Ben Hartley (World Premiere) – II. Dragonfly and Legs
  9. 09. Philip Cashian – Six pieces after paintings by Ben Hartley (World Premiere) – III. Dogdays
  10. 10. Philip Cashian – Six pieces after paintings by Ben Hartley (World Premiere) – IV. Beware of the Twins
  11. 11. Philip Cashian – Six pieces after paintings by Ben Hartley (World Premiere) – V. Cocoa Quiet
  12. 12. Philip Cashian – Six pieces after paintings by Ben Hartley (World Premiere) – VI. Kite and Swallows
  13. 13. George Benjamin – Shadowlines, 6 canonic preludes for piano – I. Cantabile
  14. 14. George Benjamin – Shadowlines, 6 canonic preludes for piano – II. Wild
  15. 15. George Benjamin – Shadowlines, 6 canonic preludes for piano – III. Scherzando
  16. 16. George Benjamin – Shadowlines, 6 canonic preludes for piano – IV. Tempestoso
  17. 17. George Benjamin – Shadowlines, 6 canonic preludes for piano – V. Very freely, solemn and spacious
  18. 18. George Benjamin – Shadowlines, 6 canonic preludes for piano – VI. Gently flowing, flexible
  19. 19. George King – 6 Piano Etudes (World Premiere) – I. Etude No 1: quaver = 180
  20. 20. George King – 6 Piano Etudes (World Premiere) – II. Etude No 2: crotchet = 180
  21. 21. George King – 6 Piano Etudes (World Premiere) – III. Etude No 3
  22. 22. George King – 6 Piano Etudes (World Premiere) – IV. Etude No 4: As I crossed a bridge of dreams
  23. 23. George King – 6 Piano Etudes (World Premiere) – V. Etude No 5: Cryptamnesiasms
  24. 24. George King – 6 Piano Etudes (World Premiere) – VI. Etude No 6: The Glass Enclosure

GEORGE KING – JUBILEES

Lindberg, Cashian, Benjamin, King

British pianist George King brings together a series of 21st century pieces, including the first recording of Philip Cashian’s Ben Hartley pieces and of his own piano etudes. In his search for the ‘new’ in music, as a Jazz and Classical composer/pianist, George shares with the listener the sheer pleasure of performing these pieces, always maintaining coherence and pianistic brilliancy, and shares the excitement of discovering great piano writing with challenging and very diverse original music. 

Booklet in German, and French.
Program notes by Joanna Wyld.

Reviews

“Beyond performing the score in a remarkably precise and focused way, your recording also shows a depth of understanding of the music for which I send you my warmest thanks and congratulations.”
George Benjamin / 13 October 2013

“… Benjamin’s ‘Shadowlines’ offers a range of virtuoso techniques and stylings; as, too, does King’s ‘6 Piano Études’, from the hypnotic tranquillity of the 4th Étude and the Feldman-esque stillness of the 5th Étude to the writhing runs of the 6th Étude’s torrential hubbub.”
The Independent – Andy Gill / 8 November 2013

“… Here are four cycles of short, intelligently crafted and musically refined pieces… Composer/pianist George King’s interpretations are a shade faster and geared more towards the ‘big picture’ than the more deliberate, close-up detail game plan of Ralph van Raat’s recording, and every hit as convincing.”
Gramophone – Jed Distler / March 2014

“… [George King’s] last piece (number six) requires great technical skill… the repeated notes and the rhythmic games of mad speed, asymmetric and accurate at the same time, bring reminiscences of Ligeti and leave the listener excited and captivated. A luxurious finale.”
Ritmo – Inés Ruiz Artola / March 2014

“These are highly-pleasurable readings of new music that take the pianist to new sonic boundaries.”
The Northern Echo – Gavin Engelbrecht / 27 March 2014

01. Magnus Lindberg – Piano Jubilees – I quarter note = 96 // George King - JUBILEES
  1. 01. Magnus Lindberg – Piano Jubilees – I quarter note = 96 // George King - JUBILEES
  2. 02. Magnus Lindberg – Piano Jubilees – II quarter note = 64 // George King - JUBILEES
  3. 03. Magnus Lindberg – Piano Jubilees – III quarter note = 128 // George King - JUBILEES
  4. 04. Magnus Lindberg – Piano Jubilees – IV dotted quarter note = 64 // George King - JUBILEES
  5. 05. Magnus Lindberg – Piano Jubilees – V quarter note = 162 // George King - JUBILEES
  6. 06. Magnus Lindberg – Piano Jubilees – VI half note = 64 // George King - JUBILEES
  7. 07. Philip Cashian – Six pieces after paintings by Ben Hartley (World Premiere) – I Cock-a-Dandy // George King - JUBILEES
  8. 08. Philip Cashian – Six pieces after paintings by Ben Hartley (World Premiere) – II. Dragonfly and Legs // George King - JUBILEES
  9. 09. Philip Cashian – Six pieces after paintings by Ben Hartley (World Premiere) – III. Dogdays // George King - JUBILEES
  10. 10. Philip Cashian – Six pieces after paintings by Ben Hartley (World Premiere) – IV. Beware of the Twins // George King - JUBILEES
  11. 11. Philip Cashian – Six pieces after paintings by Ben Hartley (World Premiere) – V. Cocoa Quiet // George King - JUBILEES
  12. 12. Philip Cashian – Six pieces after paintings by Ben Hartley (World Premiere) – VI. Kite and Swallows // George King - JUBILEES
  13. 13. George Benjamin – Shadowlines, 6 canonic preludes for piano – I. Cantabile // George Benjamin
  14. 14. George Benjamin – Shadowlines, 6 canonic preludes for piano – II. Wild // George Benjamin
  15. 15. George Benjamin – Shadowlines, 6 canonic preludes for piano – III. Scherzando // George Benjamin
  16. 16. George Benjamin – Shadowlines, 6 canonic preludes for piano – IV. Tempestoso // George Benjamin
  17. 17. George Benjamin – Shadowlines, 6 canonic preludes for piano – V. Very freely, solemn and spacious // George Benjamin
  18. 18. George Benjamin – Shadowlines, 6 canonic preludes for piano – VI. Gently flowing, flexible // George Benjamin
  19. 19. George King – 6 Piano Etudes (World Premiere) – I. Etude No 1: quaver = 180 // George King
  20. 20. George King – 6 Piano Etudes (World Premiere) – II. Etude No 2: crotchet = 180 // George King
  21. 21. George King – 6 Piano Etudes (World Premiere) – III. Etude No 3 // George King
  22. 22. George King – 6 Piano Etudes (World Premiere) – IV. Etude No 4: As I crossed a bridge of dreams // George King
  23. 23. George King – 6 Piano Etudes (World Premiere) – V. Etude No 5: Cryptamnesiasms // George King
  24. 24. George King – 6 Piano Etudes (World Premiere) – VI. Etude No 6: The Glass Enclosure // George King