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Gordon Getty: Piano Pieces

Conrad Tao

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Homework Suite  
1
I. Seascape
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
1:05
2
II. Giga
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
0:39
3
III. Ghost Waltz
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
0:36
4
IV. Berceuse
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
2:01
5
V. Night Horses
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
0:53
Ancestor Suite  
6
I. Zwei Walzer
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
2:28
7
II. Waltz of the Ancestors
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
1:29
8
III. Schottische
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
1:09
9
IV. Waltz-Ländler
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
2:47
10
V. Polka-Polonaise
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
2:39
11
VI. Gavotte
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
1:33
12
VII. Gothic Waltz
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
2:20
13
VIII. March - Sarabande - Presto
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
4:43
14
IX. Madeline
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
2:54
15
X. Ewig Du
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
3:59
16
XI. Finale
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
1:39
Three Traditional Pieces  
17
No. 1. The Fiddler of Ballykeel
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
2:50
18
No. 2. Tiefer und Tiefer
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
2:30
19
No. 3. Ehemals
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
4:38
20
First Adventure
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
1:26
21
Raise the Colors
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
2:14
22
Andantino
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
3:38
23
Scherzo Pensieroso
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
2:50
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    53:00
"... colourful, entertaining ... I have no doubt I would be pleased to hear any of this in a concert setting ... Conrad Tao, with quite a resume under his belt, plays the music to perfection and I cannot imagine anything that could be added by anyone else. The sound is typical PentaTone piano and that is very good indeed."
- Audiophile Audition

Chinese-American pianist (and award-winning violinist!) Conrad Tao presents these solo piano works by Gordon Getty which span a lifetime: the five pieces comprising Homework Suite date back to 1962, from Getty's year at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (1962) while the Andantino and Scherzo Pensieroso were written in 2012. As Getty says, "It might as easily have been the other way around. Fifty years ago, I could steal unconsciously from others and now more from myself, but the language and perspective are the same." Orchestral versions of most of these pieces have been both performed and recorded previously, but this marks the first time that the piano originals have been recorded, brilliantly delivered by Tao.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz DSD – PentaTone Studio Masters

Recording Venue: Skywalker Sound, Skywalker Ranch, California, USA July 2012.
Executive Producers: Lisa Delan & Job Maarse
Recording Producer: Job Maarse
Balance Engineer: Jean-Marie Geijsen
Recording Engineer: Dann Thompson
Editing: Jean-Marie Geijsen
Piano Tuner: Mark Schecter
Special Thanks to Leslie-Ann Jones
Steingraeber & Söhne piano by R.KASSMAN Purveyor of Fine Pianos, Berkeley, CA, USA
Design: Netherlads
Photography: Vanessa Briceno-Scherzer, Nadja Kilchofer, Ruiming Wang

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