Lisa Moore – Frederic Rzewski: No Place to Go but Around (2022) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

(Last Updated On: August 8, 2022)

Lisa Moore – Frederic Rzewski: No Place to Go but Around (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:10:19 minutes | 1,21 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Cantaloupe Music

In tribute to her longtime mentor and friend Frederic Rzewski, the intrepid, iconoclastic and politically active pianist-composer who passed away in 2021, pianist Lisa Moore presents five poignant performances of his most lyrical work. Taking its title from the vibrant, lush and melody-rich No Place to Go But Around (composed in 1974), the recording is of a piece with Moore’s wide-ranging 2016 Cantaloupe release “The Stone People” (the digital version of which featured a bonus track of Rzewski’s Piano Piece No. 4, re-recorded in a new performance for this collection), and finds her once again embracing an adventurist streak as she digs deep into the nuances of Rzewski’s timeless music.

“He was blunt, matter-of-fact, frustrating, and brilliant,” Moore recalls in her revealing liner notes for the album. “Yet deep down, he was a real mensch who cared deeply for humanity. His works had strong underlying, or overlying, messages of social justice. He was a bohemian family man, giving most of his meager income to his children and grandchildren. Personally, when I once thought of quitting piano, he encouraged me to keep going — he said, ‘Why stop playing? Don’t waste your investment. Just do other things, too.’ I worked with him closely on De Profundis and To His Coy Mistress. We always got along.”

1-01. Lisa Moore – To His Coy Mistress (04:57)
1-02. Lisa Moore – No Place to Go but Around (22:22)
1-03. Lisa Moore – Coming Together (19:15)
1-04. Lisa Moore – Amoramaro (15:42)
1-05. Lisa Moore – Piano Piece No. 4 (08:02)


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