Stecher & Horowitz Commissions
The performers are young New York International Piano Competition prize-winners, and to a one they find the music sympathetic. Standouts are Mackenzie Melamed’s performance of Avner Dorman’s Three Etudes, which bring real piano-friendly virtuosity to a modern Ligeti-like idiom, and the Concerto for Two Pianos Soli of Walter Piston, which is richly in need of revival. But the whole program is enjoyable, accessible, and varied. Recommended, with fine Steinway Hall sound.
– All Music Guide
Catalog Number: STNS30079
Label: Steinway & Sons
Composer: Avner Dorman, Gabriela Lena Frank, John Musto, Lowell Liebermann, Michael Brown, Michael Torke, Walter Piston
Performer: Anna Han, Aristo Sham, Charlie Albright, Daniel Kim, Larry Weng, Leann Osterkamp, Mackenzie Melemed, Matthew Graybil