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Joel Fan - West of the Sun


Reference Recordings



Product No.:
CREF 119
UPC: 030911111922



"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
Presto Misterioso
Adagio Molto Appassionato
Ruvido Ed Ostinato

VILLA-LOBOS: Chôros No. 5, “Alma Brasileira”

BEACH: Fire-Flies, Op. 15 #4

BONDS: Troubled Water

BOLCOM: Nine New Bagatelles
(“...And Then What Happened?”)
(...What Happened)
(...A Bird Comments–To Another Bird?) 0:55 14 (...Lord Lovell’s Trunk)
(...A Little Story)
(...Take No Prisoners)
(...Valse Oubliable)
(...Pavane For The Dead/Hope’s Feathers

BARBER: Piano Sonata, Op. 26
Allegro Energico
Allegro Vivace E Leggero
Adagio Mesto
Allegro Con Spirito.

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