Albums

Threads: Molly Morkoski

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The selections on this disc encompass Morkoski’s musical journey as a college and graduate student through to her time as a beginning professional in New York City.

Review
“My high expectations were fully met – this CD is a winner. Morkoski plays everything very well … Morkoski’s reading of the Bagatelles is one of the most persuasive I have come across … a very interesting and satisfying release that is worth adding to your collection.” (Fanfare)

Gabriela Lena Frank – Compadrazgo: Ensemble Meme

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Born in Berkeley to a mother of Peruvian/Chinese ancestry and a father of Lithuanian/Jewish descent, Gabriela Lena Frank explores her multicultural heritage most ardently through her compositions.

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“Pianist Morkoski plays all of this music with stupendous energy and remarkable color.” (Fanfare)

Trivial Pursuits: Martin Kennedy

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Trivial Pursuits – Lara St. John, violin : Martin Kennedy, piano.
Piano Sonata – Martin Kennedy, piano
Piano Concerto – Molly Morkoski, piano : Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra : Joel Eric Suben, conductor

Lines: Caroline Stinson

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Caroline Stinson, cello; Molly Morkoski, piano

Examining European Lineages in American Music this record includes the music of Bloch, Sessions, Harbison, Lutoslawski, Stucky, Waggoner, Weesner, Boulanger and Carter

Terror and Memory: Andrew Waggoner

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Including performances by Open End Ensemble, Corigliano Quartet, Flexible Music, Caroline Stinson: cello, Molly Morkoski: piano, Ensemble Nordlys.

Review
“I believe that his music will withstand the test of time. …Hats off for Andrew Waggoner, a most remarkable composer…for this invaluable release.” (Fanfare)

Small and Mighty Forces: Anna Weesner

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Open End Ensemble: with Miranda Cuckson, violin; Asmira Woodward-Page, violin; Andrew Waggoner, Violin; Steve Beck, piano; Molly Morkoski, piano; Blair McMillen, piano; Benjamin Fingland, clarinet; Caroline Stinson, cello; Sophie Shao, cello; Paul Hostetter, conductor; Mary Nessinger, soprano

Sleep is Behind the Door: Lullabies for Disaster Relief

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Grammy-winning classical musicians, including renowned soprano Sylvia McNair, combine with the gorgeous voice of Courtenay Budd (“a voice for connoisseurs”) for a delicious hour of beautiful international lullabies – all profits going to disaster relief.

Named “Lullaby Album of the Year” by Cd Baby

George Perle: A Retrospective

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Bridge’s “George Perle: Retrospective” celebrates the music of one of America’s greatest compositional voices with a two-disc set of pieces written between 1957 and 2004. Encompassing solo, chamber, choral and orchestral music, the album presents twelve compositions, including the premiere recordings of six of George Perle’s pieces, and re-issues two major Perle recordings: the Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra; and the Serenade No. 3 for Piano and Chamber Orchestra.

Review
“Molly Morkoski’s playing is stylish, melodically aware and respects Perle’s use of rhythms in every way.” (Classical Net)