Three exciting things! Firstly: Here at last are excerpts from our interview at WMUK! The session didn't record from the very beginning (which is okay - we were just warming up, anyway), and is divided into four parts (where commercial recordings were aired - not included here). A very big thanks to Cara Lieurance for such a fun conversation, the opportunity to share what the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck is all about, and for providing us a recording of our time in her studio at WMUK!
Debussy's Second Book of Images are among my favorite pieces to play - probably ever! Here's a recording from a recital I played at the University of Texas-Arlington last November, made into a slideshow containing images from my Landscape Collection. (A special thanks to Thomas Posavac, Events Manager at UTA, for getting this recording to me so quickly!) This is all three pieces of Images 2 back-to-back (about 14 minutes long): Cloches à travers les feuilles, Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fût, and Poissons d'or.
Lastly, here also is a recording of Ravel's La Valse from a recital right here at Hope College last April. I was pretty nervous - it was a brand new piece, and I had heard so many top-shelf performances of it as a graduate student - but it was so much fun to perform, and surely will remain in my repertoire indefinitely. A special thanks to student assistant, Leah Peterson, for preparing and getting this recording to me! (These people almost never get their deserved acknowledgement!) My photo (just one for the entire slideshow for now - I may add more later when I have time) is titled "La Valse", and was inspired by this piece.
While you're at it, please check out my new Soundclips page, which just received a makeover! It is now set up similarly to these slideshow; after all, there's hardly anything better than the synthesis of sound and sight (if you ask me)!
Have a great day! As always...Life is short - take lots of photos, and play lots of music. :)