Music comes in threes and twos on Now Is the Time, Saturday, January 30th at 9 pm. Ursula Mamlok’s music is always smart, always compelling, and in Three Part Fugue and Three Bagatelles she offers us solo piano works three decades apart. Joseph Fennimore’s piano writing also appears twice, with Three Pieces and, from his 24 Romances, the Third.
Lowell Liebermann writes three for two—two pianos, that is—in Three Lullabies, and then Three for Two gives the pianos a break. Ingrid Arauco wrote this for two Philadelphia Orchestra musicians, clarinetist Ricardo Morales and cellist John Koen. Composer James Adler then puts on his performer’s hat for two piano rags by Seth Bedford, from Three Postcards for Piano.
fromSeth Bedford: Three Postcards for Piano
Ursula Mamlok: Three Part Fugue in A minor
Ursula Mamlok: Three Bagatelles
Joseph Fennimore: Three Pieces for Piano
Lowell Liebermann: Three Lullabies for Two Pianos
Ingrid Arauco: Three for Two
Joseph Fennimore: Third Romance
Seth Bedford: from Three Postcards for Piano
Every Saturday night at 9 Eastern, Kile Smith plays new American classical music on WRTI’s Now Is the Time, at wrti.org and on HD-2. At wrti.org click on the Listen: Classical button at the top of any page. Thanks for supporting American contemporary music on WRTI!