MSR Classics April 2006 Release
RACHMANINOV, RESPIGHI, CASELLA
Joshua Pierce, pianist
With the RTV Symphony Orchestra of Slovenia,
Anton Nanut, Conductor
Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
One of the Americašs most dynamic pianists, Joshua Pierce is at the top of his pianistic talents: From his superb live performances to his solo and duo-piano World Premiere recordings, Joshua Pierce just keeps on surprising and pleasing both critics and fans alike. Joshua Pierce has been acknowledged as one of today's most versatile, exciting and original pianists. He is renowned as a "thoroughly musical and brilliant interpreter" of the standard repertoire and is widely recognized as a major interpreter of contemporary music. During the course of his career, Joshua Pierce has achieved a reputation as a prolific pianist who has forged his own individual and unique style in a vast repertoire of music, spanning all eras of piano literature. His technical mastery has afforded him the ability to move easily from the concerti of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, to the big works of Brahms; Liszt, Tchaikowsky, Rachmaninov, to the provoking sounds of John Cage, Charles Ives, Ivan Wyschnegradsky, Harry Partch, Teo Macero, Karl Stockhausen, La Monte Young, Toru Takemitsu, Swen Sandstrom, Maurice Ohana, Ben Weber, Sofia Gubaidulina and many others. His impressive array of reviews speak loudly as to his tremendous ability: "Joshua Pierce possesses an arsenal of pianistic talents that can astonish the ear and instruct the mind." (Robert D. Cummings, Classical Net). Visit Joshua Pierce online at http://www.jamesarts.com/pierce/.
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