Evelyn Glennie – Joan Tower- Strike Zones, Small, Still-Rapids & Ivory and Ebony (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 53:11 minutes | 943 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Naxos
Joan Tower is widely regarded as one of today’s most important American composers. The works heard here in their world premiere recordings are part of a growing legacy that one pundit has described as “The Power of Tower”.
Strike Zones is tailor-made for percussionist Evelyn Glennie’s dazzling technique and impeccable musicianship. The work’s orchestration is crafted to enhance a stage filled with percussion instruments – while in Small they are contained on a single table, the soloist working like a brilliant chef. The piano concerto Still/Rapids was inspired by the glistening beauty and powerful force of water, and Ivory and Ebony, written as a test piece for an international piano competition, is infused with Tower’s “high-energy” signature.
1. Evelyn Glennie – Strike Zones
2. Evelyn Glennie – Small
3. Blair McMillen – I. Still
4. Blair McMillen – II. Rapids
5. Blair McMillen – Ivory and Ebony