Shapey, Chenoweth & Moevs: Piano Works
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCRL496     Release Date: 2010-01-15
Wanda Maximilien, piano


Ralph Shapey says:

“I would like to quote from a recent description of my works by Harvey Sollberger, which I believe to be both excellent and accurate: ‘It is music of dramatic confrontation, setting into motion sharply profiled and contrasting blocklike units of material that do not so much evolve as generate energy and tension out of their renewed overlappings and juxtapositions. In this tactile, rough-grained music, units of thought seem to take on such physical-spatial characteristics as mass and density as they interact on separate levels and planes of the textures they generate.’ ”

Gerald Chenoweth writes:

Three Musics for Piano Solo was composed and first performed at the University of Iowa in 1974. The title refers to the basic structural aspect of the piece—the presentation, juxtaposition and conflict of three types of musical expression: bravura, leggiero and lyric. Rather than resolving these conflicting musics into some sort of synthesis, the outcome of the work is the dissolution of the two more active types and the ultimate triumph of the lyric.”

Robert Moevs writes:

Una Collana Musical, thirteen brief pieces for pianoforte, was written in 1977. These pieces, whose durations range from thirty seconds to a couple of minutes, are individual moments of varied character and compositional procedure. Their first pitches, rather as an acronym, present the circle of fifths, starting from C. No. 1, Praeludium, returns modified as No. 13, a Postludium, clasping, as it were, the necklace together. Inasmuch as they are otherwise individual entities, various selections and arrangements can be made.”


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Track Listing

21 Variations for Piano
Ralph Shapey
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Three Musics for Piano Solo
Gerald Chenoweth
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Una Collana Musicale: 1
Robert Moevs
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Una Collana Musicale: 3
Robert Moevs
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Una Collana Musicale: 4
Robert Moevs
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Una Collana Musicale: 7
Robert Moevs
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Una Collana Musicale: 8
Robert Moevs
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Una Collana Musicale: 9
Robert Moevs
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Una Collana Musicale: 13
Robert Moevs
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