Tao, Conrad

Pictures

CD
9 Oct 2015

Barcode: 0825646056941

The new album combines Mussorgsky’s masterwork for piano Pictures at an Exhibition with contemporary vignettes from Elliott Carter, David Lang, Toru Takemitsu and a work by Conrad Tao himself in a world premiere recording.

At just 21 years of age Conrad Tao is already a seasoned performer, multi-award winner and festival curator, with a unique approach to programming. Dubbed a musician of “probing intellect and open-hearted vision” by the New York Times, a “thoughtful and mature composer” by NPR, and “ferociously talented” by Time Out New York, his many awards include being a Presidential Scholar in the Arts, the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts Young Arts gold medal-winner, a Gilmore Young Artist and recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant. He has not only established his reputation as a concert pianist of great critical acclaim, but he is also a hugely talented composer, with commissions from groups including the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, for whom he wrote a work to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F Kennedy.

Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Lang: Cage  - Conrad Tao 
02 Takemitsu: Les yeux clos II  - Conrad Tao 
03 Carter: 2 Thoughts About the Piano: Intermittances  - Conrad Tao 
04 Carter: 2 Thoughts About the Piano: Caténaires  - Conrad Tao 
05 Tao: A walk (for Emilio)  - Conrad Tao 
06 Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade  - Conrad Tao 
07 Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition: I. Gnomus  - Conrad Tao 
08 Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade  - Conrad Tao 
09 Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition: II. The Old Castle (Il vecchio castello)  - Conrad Tao 
10 Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade  - Conrad Tao 
11 Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition: III. Tuileries  - Conrad Tao 
12 Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition: IV. Bydlo (The Oxcart)  - Conrad Tao 
13 Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade  - Conrad Tao 
14 Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition: V. Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks  - Conrad Tao 
15 Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition: VI. Samuel Goldenberg & Schmuyle  - Conrad Tao 
16 Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade  - Conrad Tao 
17 Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition: VII. The Marketplace in Limoges  - Conrad Tao 
18 Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition: VIII. Catacombae (sepulcrum romanum) - IX. Cum mortuis in lingua mort  - Conrad Tao 
19 Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition: X. Baba Yaga (The Hut on Fowl's Legs)  - Conrad Tao 
20 Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition: XI. The Great Gate of Kiev  - Conrad Tao 
21 Lang: Wed  - Conrad Tao 


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