℗ ℗ 2019 Reference Recordings

The Poetry of Places

Nadia Shpachenko

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Frank's House
Andrew Norman; Nadia Shpachenko; Joanne Pearce Martin; Nick Terry; Cory Hills
In Full Sail
Harold Meltzer; Nadia Shpachenko
Sí an Bhrú
Jack Van Zandt; Nadia Shpachenko; Jack Van Zandt
Give Me Your Songs
Hannah Lash; Nadia Shpachenko
Amy Beth Kirsten; Nadia Shpachenko
Alone, in Waters Shimmering and Dark  
No. 1, Island
James Matheson; Nadia Shpachenko
No. 2, Capillary Waves
James Matheson; Nadia Shpachenko
No. 3, To Sky
James Matheson; Nadia Shpachenko
Lewis Spratlan; Nadia Shpachenko
Nina C. Young; Nadia Shpachenko; Joanne Pearce Martin; Nina C. Young
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Total Playing Time    77:32
Nadia Shpachenko’s latest Reference Recordings release The Poetry of Places features World Premiere recordings of works for solo piano, for two pianos, percussion, electronics, voice, and toy piano in a fascinating mélange inspired by great architecture and places.

The eight compositions monumentalize places as wildly diverse as the Copland House in Cortlandt, NY, The American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, Louis Kahn’s National Assembly Buildings in Bangladesh, Newgrange Ancient Temple in Ireland, and Frank Gehry’s House in Santa Monica, CA. Included is a significant new work from Andrew Norman, Frank’s House, for two pianos and percussion, and another large work from Nina C. Young, Kolokol, for two pianos and electronics (a ‘fantasy’ inspired by Russian Orthodox Church Bells).

Additionally, six solo works were written specifically for this project by Amy Beth Kirsten, Hannah Lash, James Matheson, Harold Meltzer, Lewis Spratlan, and Jack Van Zandt. The composers use very different musical approaches and sonic techniques in response to their chosen spaces.

Pianist Nadia Shpachenko­-Gottesman has performed extensively in solo recitals and with orchestras in major venues across North America, Europe and Asia. Described by critics as a “truly inspiring and brilliant pianist…spellbinding in sensitivity and mastery of technique,” Nadia enjoys bringing into the world things that are outside the box – powerful pieces that often possess unusual sonic qualities or instrumentation.
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