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ALEX SHAPIRO: Music for Solo Piano

 

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Here is a collection of ten solo piano works for you to enjoy. Click on any title for audio clips and info about the piece.

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Piano Suite No. 1: The Resonance of Childhood
(1996; 5 mov'ts; Total Duration: ca. 12:00)

Wistful and melancholic.

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For My Father
(1996; Duration: ca. 5:00)

Pensive, angry, and wistful.

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Intermezzo for Piano
(2000; Duration: ca. 4:00)

Soothing and lyrical.

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Sonata for Piano
(1999; 3 mov'ts; Total Duration: ca. 16:00)

Dramatic, lyrical, and humorous; the brief, final movement, "Scherzo," also makes a fine encore piece.

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Slowly, searching
(2009; Duration: ca. 6:00)

Pensive, maniacal, and wisftul.

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Luvina
(2007; Duration: ca. 5:30)

Dark, and hauntingly lyrical.

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Spark
(2011; Duration: ca. 6:00)

Bright, exciting, sweet, lyrical.

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Arcana
(2014; Eight movements; Total Duration: ca. 20:00)

Pensive, jaunty, dark, hopeful.

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Vendaval de Luvina
(2010; with prerecorded audio track. Duration: ca. 6:00)

Haungtingly lyrical and at times, frightening.

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Chord History
(2014; Duration: ca. 2:00)

Slow, pensive.

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Below are commercially released recordings of several of the above pieces. Click on any disc for more info.

To see the entire discography, including chamber works with piano, please click here

Californian Concert
For My Father, from Piano Suite No. 1, is featured on Susanne Kessel's 2006 CD, Californian Concert, on Oehms Classics OC 534.
Notes from the Kelp

For My Father, from Piano Suite No. 1, is featured on the 2007 Innova Recordings CD, Notes from the Kelp (innova 683).

Solo Rumores
Luvina is featured on pianist Ana Cervantes' CD, Solo Rumores (Quindecim Recordings 186).
An Robert Schumann
Slowly, searching is featured on Susanne Kessel's 2010 CD, An Robert Schumann, on Obst Records P330.30.
New American Piano Music
Sonata for Piano is featured on Teresa McCollough's Innova Recordings CD, New American Piano Music (innova 552).
The Dreams of Birds
A version of Intermezzo, for bass flute and harp, is featured on Jenni Olson's 2012 CD, The Dreams of Birds, on Delos Records DE3434.
250 Piano Pieces for Beethoven, Vol. 1
Chord History is featured on Susanne Kessel's 2016 CD, 250 Piano Pieces for Beethoven, Vol. 1, on Obst LC07384.

 

ProQuest
Dr. Elizabeth Etnoyer has published her 2015 doctoral dissertation, The Keyboard Works of Alex Shapiro. To read the synopsis and order a pdf or hard copy of the book, please click here.

 

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