Martin Boykan has released a new CD entitled Music For Piano (1986-2007), available now on Bridge Records. Pianist Donald Berman’s recording of Martin Boykan’s piano music gives passionate voice to the music of one of America’s most undervalued composers. Berman describes the music as: "..lyrical, yet atonal; melodic, yet with wide leaps in register; it sustains over large expanses, yet has quick inner pulsing."
Berman describes his encounter with Boykan’s music: "At the start I was awed by the diamond-like purity of individual moments, daunted by the complex counterpoint…it was music that lived in my head for a long time after performing it. It is deeply personal."
Music For Piano (1986-2007)
Compositions by Martin Boykan
Performed by Donald Berman
II. For David Rakowski
III. For Edward Cohen
IV. For Ross Bauer
V. To the memory of Seymour Shifrin
Sonata No. 3: to the memory of Edward Cohen (2007)
Towards the Horizon (2007)
I. Moment of Angels
III. Atmospheric Disturbances
V. Horizon Line
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