“Pianist Lisa Moore has recorded the music of Frederic Rzewski in the past, but this 2022 release, recorded not long after Rzewski’s too-little-remarked death, makes a fine memorial to the composer. In general, Moore’s playing is beautifully attuned to Rzewski’s music, which has a kinship to minimalism in its use of repeated material […]
Lisa recently went on Italian radio with composer and radio presenter Francesco Antonioni to discuss her new Rzewski album. Here’s the podcast link. She starts at around 10.30″
Last night the pianist Lisa Moore performed a tightly curated, high impact program of solo piano music (and sometimes voice). Each work had its own arc and internal organization, but what I found revelatory is the way the program as a whole told a bigger, cohesive story. There was a definite left-leaning political edge to […]
“There’s a parlor quality to Moore’s voice, almost a sprechstimmy interpretation of the lyrics, augmented by her innate warmth and emotional immediacy…. Moore’s lawless love for the work transforms it into nothing short of a sacrament, moving from Stockhausen-like austerity into Lisztian excess; it’s a passion play followed by transfiguration.”
For the full article go to “Articles” http://lisamoore.org/press/articles/
Seth Colter Walls writes in “Critic’s Notebook” about Moore’s new Frederic Rzewski album ‘no place to go but around‘ :
“The lushness of some of its chords, though, is what strikes me most forcefully on repeat listens. And that’s […]
Please check out ‘no place to go but around’ here
Moore’s album features classic and new works by the recently deceased maverick American composer and virtuoso pianist Frederic Rzewski.
To His Coy Mistress (1988) – first recording
no place to go but around (1974) – first digital recording
Coming Together (1971) -first […]
Please check out Lisa Moore’s new track ‘To His Coy Mistress’ from her new album ‘no place to go but around’ – first recordings of music by Frederic Rzewski scheduled for official release June 24, 2022.
And the new video of the track
A nice Los Angeles Times mention for Lisa’s Rzewski Appreciation concert at Zipper Hall, presented by PianoSpheres
Two guest pianists were on hand with works written for them in 2020. Rzewski cultivated the reputation of a curmudgeon, but as Lisa Moore showed in “Amoramaro” and Ursula Oppens in “Friendship,” the composer lovingly captured feistiness in the former and profound strength and musicality in the latter. A longtime champion of Rzewski, Oppens made […]