Label: Naxos - 8.559751 • Series: American Classics • Format: CD Album • Country: US • Genre: Classical • Style: Contemporary
Pann has an ultra-musical pianistic outlook and the works, especially the hour-long title suite, have a kind of plain air post-impressionism about them, modern yet with a lyrical eloquence that suggests Debussy and Ravel but in extension, as Carter Pann music, with some excitingly contemporary elements, all sounding especially well as piano music.
All of it gives your ears and your musical psyche a lift with beautifully modern harmonies, cascades and adventures into imaginative piano realms.
They are very fetching and filled with elan. Maestro Pann has a wonderfully lyrical and sometimes almost puckish outlook that bears our attention very well and strikes one as thoroughly contemporary, even though he has one eye on the past and what he sees he transforms and reshapes to his own vision. Joel Hastings plays these works as if he were born to them. He has just the right combination of touch and cool, yet impassioned power to make the performances truly characteristic.
I must say I find this one much to my liking. Any lover of the thoughtfully poetic qualities of the pianoforte as developed by the more dazzled and dappled composers and performers over the last century will find this something familiar yet fresh, a delight.
Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels: american 21st century pianocarter pann B.A.R.N.S. - Plastic* - Promo piano's Organ - Meryn Cadell - Bombazine sides joel hastings gapplegate classical-modern reviewmodern post-impressionist solo piano worksragtime and early jazz influences 1 comment: Keane October 27, at PM Dear Mr.
Edwards, Thank you your great review of a great album. Carter Pann was one of my composition teachers at the University of Colorado, and I was honored that he shared with me some of these works as he was working on them.
It's The Pianos 12 Sides - Carter Pann - Joel Hastings - The Pianos 12 Sides a shame that Joel Hastings passed away suddenly a few months ago at the age of 26, I was looking forward to more collaborations between these two. I have an album of my wind band works that has just been released, and I'd love to share a copy with you and have you consider reviewing it. Thank you. Keane Southard. Search This Blog. Labels: Hit 26 - Gallio / Streuli - Hits / Stills 21st century pianocarter pann the piano's 12 sides joel hastings gapplegate classical-modern reviewmodern post-impressionist solo piano worksragtime and early jazz influences.
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