Dec. 7, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
516-797-9166 or jamesarts@worldnet.att.net


MSR Classics November 2005 Release



BRAHMS, FRANCK, LISZT - CD MS1148
Performed by
Joshua Pierce, pianist
With the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic, Kirk Trevor, Conductor

Program:

Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 2 in Bb Major, Oo. 83
Franck - Les Djinns - Symphonic Poem for Piano & Orchestra
Liszt - Concerto Pathetique in E Minor

One of the more dynamic pianistic talents of the late 20th century, Joshua Pierce enters the 21st at the top of his pianistic talents: From his Solo and Duo-Piano World Premier recordings to his collaboration with composer Daron Hagen, to his being named a Yamaha Artist, 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/.

MSR Classics can be ordered directly online at http://www.msrcd.com/. For more information about Joshua Pierce, please contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at jamesarts@worldnet.att.net or 516-586-3433.



Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
Jeffrey James,   President
45 Grant Avenue
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Tel & Fax: 516-586-3433
  E-mail: jamesarts@worldnet.att.net

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