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Metropolis: The Piano Music Of Joshua Nichols
Artist: Joshua Nichols
Format: CD


Rel. Date: 06/09/2023
UPC: 099402812922

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1. Ballade
2. Moments Musicaux:
3. a Great Slide with a Side of Funk
4. Moments Musicaux:
5. Resting with No Rest
6. Moments Musicaux:
7. Marching Hazard
8. Variations on a Theme By Chesnokov:
9. Theme
10. Variations on a Theme By Chesnokov:
11. Variation 1 - "Brooding"
12. Variations on a Theme By Chesnokov:
13. Variation 2 - "Fleeting, Fluttering"
14. Variations on a Theme By Chesnokov:
15. Variation 3 in Major - "Uneasy"
16. Variations on a Theme By Chesnokov:
17. Variation 4, Elevation - "Freely Like Closing Your Eyes and Seeing Stars"'
18. Variations on a Theme By Chesnokov:
19. Variation 5 - "Quick"
20. "Metropolis" Sonata:
21. "Metropolis"; Slow, Like a Fantasia or Bad Dream
22. "Metropolis" Sonata:
23. "Meadow"; Gently, Pondering
24. "Metropolis" Sonata:
25. "Suburb"; Scherzando
26. Petit Moments Musicaux:
27. 3;Suddenly, Then Presto Agitato
28. Petit Moments Musicaux:
29. 2; Largo
30. Petit Moments Musicaux:
31. (027); Capricious
32. Petit Moments Musicaux:
33. 6; Longingly
34. Petit Moments Musicaux:
35. 7; Jovial
36. Petit Moments Musicaux:
37. 5; [Dotted-Quarter=100]
38. Petit Moments Musicaux:
39. 8; Presto

More Info:

  • GENRE: Classical/Composer/Piano
  • COMPOSER: Joshua Nichols

Metropolis: the Piano Music of Joshua Nichols is an exhilarating and exciting disc of new music for the piano.

Joshua is a composer based in Arizona, and his prolific corpus is celebrated in the disc. The seasoned professionals Fanya Lin, Daniel Linder, and Jenny Lee are the artists playing the works.

Joshua's music has been described as delightful, mature, quizzical, and exciting to all audiences. The title of this disc is based on his monumental work "Metropolis: A Sonata for Piano Solo" and features music invoking towering heights, quiet grassy fields, moon-drunk nights, fast-paced back roads, and surprising fugues.

Joshua's style invokes and balances the unique 'cart blanch' approach to 20th and 21st century and the beauty of prior periods of the classical art music. His music is a unique blend of tonal practice with the allure of modern compositional style, coupled with a mature sense of timing, phrase, melody, harmony, and drama. You will also hear his unapologetic influences from music history.

  • Included are Nichols' major piano works to date.

Described as a "striking interpreter" who gives a "committed and heartfelt performance" by Musical America and The New York Times, pianist Fanya Lin has captivated audiences worldwide with her charismatic and gripping performances.

Korean-American pianist Jenny J. Lee holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas College of Music, where she studied with Vladimir Viardo and worked as a Teaching Fellow. She was recently named 3rd Place Winner of the '22 American Prize Competition in the Performing Arts (Solo Piano Division).

Praised as a "pianistic chameleon" (Fanfare), Dr. Daniel Linder is a versatile pianist, chamber musician, and teaching artist. He has performed solo and collaborative recitals to high acclaim in venues across the world.

Metropolis: The Piano Music Of Joshua Nichols