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Deep personal resonances and a profound love for the music of two of the 20th century's greatest composers connect Elizabeth Joy Roe to the works on her Decca debut album. The critically acclaimed American pianist's new album offers the unique coupling of piano concertos by Benjamin Britten and Samuel Barber, among the finest keyboard concertos of the 20th century. In both works, Roe is joined by the London Symphony Orchestra and the Bulgarian conductor and composer Emil Tabakov. The concertos are presented in company with Britten's Night Piece "Notturno" and Barber's Nocturne "Homage to John Field". Barber's Pulitzer Prize-winning concerto, famed for its fiendish technical demands and neo-Romantic lyricism, enters the Decca catalog for the first time; Roe's account of the Britten Piano Concerto, meanwhile, marks Decca's first return to the score since it was recorded by Sviatoslav Richter under the composer's direction in 1970.
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SSO closes 16-17 season with Elizabeth Joy Roe / Chicago Tribune - Daily Southland
Southwest Symphony Orchestra closes its 2016-17 season with "Elizabeth Roe, Rachmaninoff & Sibelius" May 7 at Trinity Christian College's Ozinga Chapel Auditorium in Palos Heights. Roe may be best known for the Billboard chart-topping and Emmy-nominated Anderson & Roe Piano Duo, but her solo skills will be on display in the Southland. Roe said - "In general I feel that Rachmaninoff was s...
Elizabeth Joy Roe - John Field: Complete Nocturnes makes WCRB: CD of the Week... of the Year!
Each week, we highlight a new release from the classical world - see which albums from 2016 each member of the WCRB: Boston team loved the most! Tyler Alderson and Colin Brumley select - Elizabeth Joy Roe: John Field: Complete Nocturnes. TA: It's unfortunate that Field's music always seems to be referenced in relation to his influence in other, more prominent composers, as details of hi...
Elizabeth Joy Roe surveys John Field nocturnes / examiner.com
At the beginning of this month Decca released a recording of the complete (eighteen in all) nocturnes for solo piano written by the nineteenth-century Irish composer and pianist John Field. Field is sometimes known as the "father" of the nocturne. The term had been used before his time but not in reference to a genre of solo piano music. Today the genre is associated best (if not almost entirely) with Fr...
Elizabeth Joy Roe - John Field: Complete Nocturnes / KDFC: Album of the Week
Tune in throughout the week for tracks from KDFC: San Francisco - Album of the Week. More to discover with KDFC and KDFC.com. For the Week of May 30 KDFC has selected - John Field: Complete Nocturnes by pianist Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano. You may know Elizabeth Joy Roe as one half of the adventurous Anderson & Roe Piano Duo. On this solo recording, she performs all 18 Piano Nocturnes of the Irishma...
Elizabeth Joy Roe - John Field: Complete Nocturnes / Classical Radio Boston 'CD Of the Week'
From the imagination and curiosity of the WCRB staff, this is where you'll find the great music that you hear every day on Classical Radio Boston. Check back often for the deep dive, the spontaneous revelation, and the beyond-the-broadcast connections that bring the music alive. Evoking the embrace of a warm spring breeze, Field's nocturnes serve as some of the finest examples of musical lyricism wit...
Elizabeth Joy Roe - John Field: Complete Nocturnes / WFMT: Chicago 'Featured New Release'
Following her critically acclaimed coupling of the Britten and Barber Piano Concertos with the London Symphony Orchestra, Elizabeth Joy Roe explores the extraordinary world of John Field. Field, an Irish composer, is regarded as the "Father of the Nocturne" who predates Chopin. This release is the first recording of all 18 Nocturnes on a single album. The Field: Nocturne No 10 in E major (6:25) from ...
Elizabeth Joy Roe - Barber PC - WFMT: New Release Of the Week
Deep personal resonances and a profound love for the music of two of the 20th century's greatest composers connect Elizabeth Joy Roe to the works on her Decca debut. The critically acclaimed American pianist's new album offers the unique coupling of piano concertos by Benjamin Britten and Samuel Barber. The work by Barber, famed for its fiendish technical demands and neo-Romantic lyricism, enters...