ZOFO - ZOFO Plays Terry Riley


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Total download size: 4.40GB Total play length: 1:07:41

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ZOFO – pianists Eva-Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi –is at it again, this time with an all Terry Riley album that includes original compositions, arrangements and a special commission by the duet. From the very beginning, Terry Riley worked in collaboration with ZOFO in the making of this album. Mr. Riley himself said: “There is nothing quite like hearing the full 8 octaves of a piano sounding in all its orchestral richness.” He certainly makes full use of the sounds of the piano in the pieces originally written for piano two hands, from The Heaven Ladder Book 5, which include the varying “Cinco de Mayo,” “Jaztine,” “Waltz for Charismas,” “Tango Doble Ladiado,” and “Etude From the Old Country.” Keisuke arranged G Song and Half-Wolf Dances at Moonlight, originally composed for string quartet, and Eva arranged Simone’s Lullaby, originally for solo piano. The arrangements were both challenging and fun to create, but ZOFO managed to keep the transparency and flavor of Riley’s originals while exemplifying the unique potential for four-hand piano. The "Praying Mantis Rag" was composed especially for ZOFO to illustrate the duo’s vibrant character as a duet.

1. The Heaven Ladder, Book 5: Etude from the Old Country
2. The Heaven Ladder, Book 5: Jaztine
3. The Heaven Ladder, Book 5: Tango Doble Ladiado
4. Half-Wolf Dances Mad in Moonlight (arr. Keisuke Nakagoshi for piano 4 hands)
5. The Heaven Ladder, Book 7: Simone's Lullaby (arr. E.-M. Zimmermann for piano 4 hands)
6. G Song (arr. Keisuke Nakagoshi for piano 4 hands)
7. Praying Mantis Rag
8. The Heaven Ladder, Book 5: Waltz for Charismas
9. The Heaven Ladder, Book 5: Cinco de Mayo

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