Tag Archives: Piano

November 28

New Recording — Castile Rose

Today I’m releasing a new work that I’ve written for soprano saxophone, bass clarinet, vibraphone, marimba, piano, and drums called Castile Rose. A work of unrelenting optimism, Castile Rose is loosely inspired by John Steinbeck’s novella, Tortilla Flat, where Danny and the paisanos pass many an afternoon on Danny’s porch, under the castile rose bush. […]

March 05

Past and Future Music in Bartók’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion

Bartók’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion Sz. 110 is an historically significant work because it contains music of both the past and future as well as one of Bartók’s most original compositional styles, his Night Music Style. The Sonata looks back to the sonatas of Beethoven, particularly the Waldstein Sonata, while also giving inspiration […]