Joel Fan - West of the Sun


Reference Recordings



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UPC: 030911411923

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"Fan's rock-solid, impeccably controlled and impassioned readings are never less than world-class. A well-curated, excellently engineered program of this caliber warrants our highest recommendation." -

Joel Fan's second album for Reference Recordings, further solidifies his reputation for innovative programming and dazzling keyboard technique. Drawing on composers from North and South America, Fan makes brilliant work of major sonatas by Ginastera and Barber, along with "entertainments" by Gottschalk, Piazolla and Villa-Lobos. Of particular interest are two little-known works by Amy Beach and the African-American composer Margaret Bonds. Another highlight is the world premiere recording of a recent suite by William Bolcom! Any piano enthusiast will enjoy this wide-ranging recital, recorded at Skywalker Sound by RR's renowned technical guru, "Prof." Keith O. Johnson. World Keys, Joel Fan's debut CD, hit the Billboard chart at No. 3, so expect great things from this new release.


NAZARETH: Vem Cá, Branquinha
GOTTSCHALK: Suis Moi! Caprice
PIAZZOLLA: Flora's Game – Milonga Prelude
GINASTERA: Piano Sonata #1: Allegro Marcato
GINASTERA: Piano Sonata #1: Presto Misterioso
GINASTERA: Piano Sonata #1: Adagio Molto Appassionato
GINASTERA: Piano Sonata #1: Ruvido Ed Ostinato
VILLA-LOBOS: Chôros No. 5, “Alma Brasileira”
BEACH: Fire-Flies, Op. 15 #4
BONDS: Troubled Water
BOLCOM: Nine New Bagatelles
BARBER: Piano Sonata, Op. 26: Allegro Energico
BARBER: Piano Sonata, Op. 26: Allegro Vivace E Leggero
BARBER: Piano Sonata, Op. 26: Adagio Mesto
BARBER: Piano Sonata, Op. 26: Allegro Con Spirito.