16 October 2016

First review for Meeting at The Parting Place. 5 stars above 5 in All About Jazz, by Dave Wayne

It’s as if his main intent is to remain—or become—truly open to all possibilities… Meeting at the Parting Place is, above all, a work of art that invites its audience to lean in, enveloping the listener in a sound world that is simultaneously strange and familiar. Perhaps Thollem’s most thoroughly inviting and enjoyable recording thus far… Meeting at the Parting Place is a true tour de force of spontaneous music creation; a wonderful example of what happens when immense technique, boundless inspiration and highly focused artistic vision converge.
AllAboutJazz Dave Wayne
October 1 2016
01 – L.v. Beethoven – 32 Variations on an Original Theme in C minor WoO 80 // Vera Kooper - Hope
  1. 01 – L.v. Beethoven – 32 Variations on an Original Theme in C minor WoO 80 // Vera Kooper - Hope
  2. 02 – L.v. Beethoven – Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major Op.10 No.3 – I. Presto // Vera Kooper - Hope
  3. 03 – L.v. Beethoven – Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major Op.10 No.3 – II. Largo e mesto // Vera Kooper - Hope
  4. 04 – L.v. Beethoven – Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major Op.10 No.3 – III. Minuet. Allegro // Vera Kooper - Hope
  5. 05 – L.v. Beethoven – Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major Op.10 No.3 – IV. Rondo. Allegro // Vera Kooper - Hope
  6. 06 – John Paul Corigliano – Fantasia on an Ostinato // Vera Kooper - Hope
  7. 07 – L.v. Beethoven – Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor Quasi una fantasia Op. 27 No. 2 Moonlight – I. Adagio sostenuto // Vera Kooper - Hope
  8. 08 – L.v. Beethoven – Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor Quasi una fantasia Op. 27 No. 2 Moonlight – II. Allegretto – Trio // Vera Kooper - Hope
  9. 09 – L.v. Beethoven – Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor Quasi una fantasia Op. 27 No. 2 Moonlight – III. Presto agitato // Vera Kooper - Hope
  10. 10 – L.v. Beethoven – An die Hoffnung Op. 32 // Vera Kooper - Hope