Implicitly nonconformist, he is faithful to himself, as he proves in his original approach to contemporaneous music, which he only does not disregard, but exalts the magic and intelligibility of the sound.
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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 9, 2008
GWhiz Arts & Sciences, (Music Publisher), publisher of the music of American composer and virtuoso pianist Michael Glenn Williams is releasing a new recording in partnership with Stradivarius Records, Milan, Italy (Stradivarius Records).
The recording is a fascinating and charged portrait of the composer's more aggressive and most musically intellectual period. Stradivarius has championed such music in their Times Future series, featuring other prestigious composers as Cage, Petrassi, Dallapiccolla, Scelsi, Sani and Nono.
The artist for the solo piano music is Balzano-born Enrico Pompili, as well known for his Ravel as for contemporary composers. This combination of deep sensitivity, philosophy, appreciation of beauty and stamina allows Pompili to bring off a tour de force in the truest sense. Pompili is joined by young Firenze pianist Gabriele Baldocci for the two piano works. These pyrotechnicians explode from the speakers and jet through some fantastic explorations of the new two piano idiom, of which Williams (Michael Glenn Williams) is a master.
The music ranges from moods of deep contemplation, melancholy, abstract expressions and anger, to great beauty. The influences travel through improvisation and avant garde to folk, pop and Arabic.
About Pompili, noted concert artist and producer Hans Fazzari wrote "Implicitly nonconformist, he is faithful to himself, as he proves in his original approach to contemporaneous music, which he only does not disregard, but exalts the magic and intelligibility of the sound."
The artistic director on the sessions is famed Italian pianist Roberto Prosseda. Prosseda exacts great beauty and intensity of expression from these artists, as he knows the composer's music intimately. Prosseda released his own DVD audio recording of other works by Williams with AIX Records (Los Angeles) (AIX Records)