Studio Session with Pianist Michael Brown

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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

A regular visitor to the Young Artists Showcase, pianist Michael Brown has two solo recitals coming up in April: one produced by Concert Artists Guild at Weill Hall, and one at Alice Tully as winner of the 2012 Juilliard William Petschek Piano Award.

Gramophone magazine has praised his “great confidence and rhythmic flair” and The New York Times called this Long Island native a “vividly characterized … free-spirited” pianist.

In this studio session, Brown also brought one of his own compositions, Contours No. 1, and surrounded it with two Celebratory Inventions by his former mentor George Perle.

Brown closes with a Schubert finale (host Bob Sherman’s favorite, in fact).

Program details:

Copland: Piano Blues No. 3.

Albeniz: Book I of Iberia – Evocations, El Puerto.

Beethoven: Final two movements of Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28.

George Perle: Celebratory Invention (for Ernst Krenek).

Michael Brown: Contours No. 1.

George Perle: Celebratory Invention (for Leonard Bernstein).

Schubert: Sonata in D, Rondo Finale.

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