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Heavy Sleep

Bruce Levingston

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Heavy Sleep
Timo Andres; Bruce Levingston
Herzlich tut mich verlangen, BWV 727 (arr. M. Reger for piano)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Max Reger; Bruce Levingston
Prelude in B Minor, BWV 544 (arr. A. Siloti for piano)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexander Siloti; Bruce Levingston
Das wohltemperierte Klavier I  
Prelude No. 24 in B Minor, BWV 869
Johann Sebastian Bach; Bruce Levingston
Fugue No. 24 in B Minor, BWV 869
Johann Sebastian Bach; Bruce Levingston
Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 903  
Johann Sebastian Bach; Bruce Levingston
Johann Sebastian Bach; Bruce Levingston
Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106 (arr. G. Kurtag for piano)  
Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106 (arr. G. Kurtag for piano)
Gyorgy Kurtag; Johann Sebastian Bach; Bruce Levingston
El malei rachamim  
I. God, full of mercy
Mohammed Fairouz; Bruce Levingston
II. I, who pluck flowers from the hilltop
Mohammed Fairouz; Bruce Levingston
III. I, who brought corpses from the mountains
Mohammed Fairouz; Bruce Levingston
IV. I, who use but a tiny portion of the words in the dictionary
Mohammed Fairouz; Bruce Levingston
V. I, who am forced to decipher riddles
Mohammed Fairouz; Bruce Levingston
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    67:28
"Four Stars ... a very unique piano disc ... I heartily endorse the tone of the collection and think that the two new works are well worth exploring in particular."
- Audiophile Audition

Pianist Bruce Levingston's album Heavy Sleep is meant to reference not only the eponymous opening work on this album, but also to note the phrase’s allusion to death and eternal sleep. Each work relates either directly or spiritually to the theme of death, rebirth, or both. Voices of other composers or allusions to their own or others’ works are also found throughout these pieces, often appearing as subtle homage to composers of the past. The album opens and closes with world premiere recordings, including the title work which was composed specifically for Levingston by Timo Andres.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Sono Luminus Studio Masters

Recorded at Sono Luminus Boyce, Virginia, January 7–10, 2014
Artist: Bruce Levingston
Producer: Dan Merceruio
Recording, Mixing & Mastering Engineer: Daniel Shores
Piano Technician: John Veitch
Editing: Dan Merceruio
Piano: Steinway Model D (New York) #590904
Photography: Antonio Notarberadino GRAPHIC DESIGN: Ultravirgo
Liner Notes: Bruce Levingston

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