The New York Times thumbs up feature article on Moore’s new Rzewski album

//The New York Times thumbs up feature article on Moore’s new Rzewski album

The New York Times thumbs up feature article on Moore’s new Rzewski album

The New York Times feature article HERE today!

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 thanks in part to Moore’s overall approach to Rzewski, which often allows for a greater range of emotion than other interpreters permit, including the composer…..

…That inviting quality of Moore’s album extends to her latest performance of “Coming Together,” one of Rzewski’s most well-known contributions to the modern repertoire. Its text comes from a letter by the Attica prison uprising leader Sam Melville. But unlike some ceaselessly galvanic performances of this Minimalist-tinged composition, Moore’s solo voice-and-piano approach takes dramatic notice of references to lovers’ “emotions in times of crisis” that are present in the literary source material…

Just as striking is her take on the rarely heard “To His Coy Mistress,” a setting of Andrew Marvell’s poem from the 17th century. Moore’s playing is meticulous when it comes to the compact three-act structure of the music (and its text); she hits the gas with a controlled force, just before singing the line “But at my back I always hear/Time’s winged chariot hurrying near.” Later on, the word “embrace” triggers a newly reflective mode…”

 

By | 2022-08-22T22:53:45+11:00 August 5th, 2022|Uncategorized| READING Child TIME