Nicholas Phillips, Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, has performed in solo recitals across the United States and abroad, is an active recording artist, and is a regular presenter at national and international conferences.  www.nicholasphillips.net

Autumn 2019: Recordings

FARRENC: VARIATIONS FOR PIANO Biliana Tzinlikova, piano Paladino Music PMR 0088 [Total Time: 53:02] www.paladino.at This is a significant new recording of Louise Farrenc's piano works. The program consists of four sets of variations, all written in the 1830s, including Air russe varié (on the composer's own theme), one on the cavatina "Nel ved...
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Summer 2019: Recordings

​D'Albert was a prized student of Liszt and his piano transcriptions of Bach's organ works bear the influence of his master. Unlike some transcribers, who sought to glorify Bach by embellishing his works in grandeur, both Liszt and d'Albert stayed largely reverent to the original works. One exception here is d'Albert's version of the Passacaglia an...
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Spring 2019: Recordings

​ The two leading piano manufacturers in Paris during Chopin's lifetime were Érard and Pleyel. Chopin preferred Pleyel's instruments, praising what he heard as a more compelling cantabile , and subtler tonal palette. The 1847 Pleyel here possesses remarkable clarity, due in part to its quick decay time. Rutkowski's prowess with convincing agogic e...
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January/February 2019: Recordings

Mendelssohn's chamber works are musical conversations of supreme sophistication. Artymiw and Rosen offer a captivating recording of the composer's complete works for cello and piano, and their impressive virtuosity ensures that every line carries sufficient weight and interest to keep the listener engaged. The performance of Variations Concertantes...
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November/December 2018: Recordings

Leif Ove Andsnes: Sibelius Leif Ove Andsnes, piano| Sony Classical 88985408502 [Total Time 67:00] sonyclassical.com In this recording of Jean Sibelius's little-known piano works, Andsnes, the tremendous pianist from Norway, pays tribute to his fellow Nordic musician. Andsnes has handpicked twenty-four pieces, representing a...
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September/October 2018: First Looks, Recordings

Haydn-cover Haydn Piano Sonatas, Volume 2 Anne-Marie McDermott, piano BCD9497 [Total Time 68:36] bridgerecords.com
In her second recording of Haydn sonatas, American pianist Anne-Marie McDermott presents a dazzling display of scintillating articulation. The clarity of her tone is aptly suited for Haydn's humorous style, which dances to life in the finale movements of both the Sonata in G Major, Hob. XVI:39, and the Sonata in A-flat Major, Hob. XVI:46. Equally i...
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July/August 2018: Recordings

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Claude Debussy: Études Élodie Vignon, piano Cypres Records CYP1678 [Total Time 63:18] cypres-records.com French pianist Élodie Vignon's first recording focuses on Debussy's twelve études, paired with twelve new poems (titled after each étude) by Belgian poet Lucien Noullez. These études, dedicated to Frédéric Chopin, reveal Debussy's personal and p...
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DIGITAL-ONLY CONTENT: Music for the intermediate pianist by eight women composers

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Editor's note: This is a companion piece to the January/February 2018 article, "Women of exceptional  accomplishment: Eight women composers" by Teresa Rupp, found here . Anyone who thinks there is a lack of piano music by women composers from previous centuries hasn't looked too hard. Take the music of these eight composers as a great example....
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