Tao, Conrad

Voyages

CD
10 Jun 2013

Barcode: 5099993447621

Composer: Meredith Monk, Sergei Rachmaninov, Maurice Ravel, Conrad Tao

The premiere disc from this remarkable young Chinese-American pianist and composer. Features music by Rachmaninov and Ravel, as well as compositions by Conrad himself, including an inspired work for iPad and piano. Also a work by New York born composer, Meredith Monk.

Conrad describes this album as being “about iridescence, about color, shifting, Perception, hallucinatory shapes”.

“All of these pieces, in different ways, evoke images and people through music...Though his account of “Pictures at an Exhibition” is sometimes a little percussive for my taste, he plays it with enormous imagination, color and command.” New York Times, 25th November 2015

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Railroad (Travel Song)  - Conrad Tao 
02 Op. 32 No.5 in G major: Five Preludes from Op.23 (1904) and Op.32 (1910)  - Conrad Tao 
03 Op. 32 No.12 in G sharp minor: Five Preludes from Op.23 (1904) and Op.32 (1910)  - Conrad Tao 
04 Op. 23 No.7 in C minor: Five Preludes from Op.23 (1904) and Op.32 (1910)  - Conrad Tao 
05 Op. 32 No.10 in B minor: Five Preludes from Op.23 (1904) and Op.32 (1910)  - Conrad Tao 
06 Op. 23 No.2 in B flat major: Five Preludes from Op.23 (1904) and Op.32 (1910)  - Conrad Tao 
07 Upon waking alongside green glass bottles: Vestiges  - Conrad Tao 
08 Upon ripping perforated pages: Vestiges  - Conrad Tao 
09 Upon being: Vestiges  - Conrad Tao 
10 Upon viewing two porcelain figures: Vestiges  - Conrad Tao 
11 1. Ondine (Lent): Gaspard de la nuit  - Conrad Tao 
12 2. Le Gibet (Très lent): Gaspard de la nuit  - Conrad Tao 
13 3. Scarbo (Modéré - Vif): Gaspard de la nuit  - Conrad Tao 
14 Iridescence  - Conrad Tao 
15 I Know There's an Answer  - Conrad Tao 
16 Surf's Up  - Conrad Tao 


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