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Pianist Laura Leon

Sunday, April 13, 2008

2:00 PM

American Images From The Piano: Neo-Classic to Nature 1946-2008

Yamaha Piano Salon 689 Fifth Avenue  New York City

Laura performed a diverse and unique program of works, all of which presented a visual component, via title or suggestion. The concert included two World Premieres: Peter Schickele's PRESENTS II for Piano, composed between 1961-1972, and the multimedia work Found in Nature: Music Visualizing a Photographer's Compositions (2008)-music by Leo Kraft, images by photographer Barry Rosenthal, which were digitally animated by David Tennent. The program also included Eric Ewazen's A Suite From The Cloud Forest; Vincent Persichetti's Piano Sonatina No. 2; Roy Harris' American Ballads; and Norman Dello Joio's Piano Sonata No. 3, in honor of the composer's 95th birthday.

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