About the album
Titanic American pianist, Garrick Ohlsson, presents an exceptionally personal album. The pianist writes: “Each of the five pieces on this recording is a work I have been closely associated with. Two were written for me and I’ve played all of them frequently. Music of our time always needs advocates; it needs live performance, but it also needs a way to exist for reference beyond the printed score. Each of these five composers has given me an inestimable gift. It’s time for me to give thanks, in return.” Mr. Ohlsson’s virtuosic performances are accompanied by his very personal written commentary on the composers, their music, and their times.
11Triptych: I. Lento
12Triptych: II. Vivace
13Triptych: III. Largo e mesto
14Shall We Dance
17Sonata: I. Maestoso - Allegretto
18Sonata: II. Molto grave, ma sempre animando - Allegretto quasi fugato