℗ 2013 PentaTone
Released February 26, 2013
Duration 53m 00s
Record Label PentaTone
Catalogue No. PTC5186505
Genre Classical (Instrumental)
 

Gordon Getty: Piano Pieces

Conrad Tao

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Homework Suite  
1.1
I. Seascape
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
1:05
1.2
II. Giga
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
0:39
1.3
III. Ghost Waltz
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
0:36
1.4
IV. Berceuse
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
2:01
1.5
V. Night Horses
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
0:53
Ancestor Suite  
1.6
I. Zwei Walzer
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
2:28
1.7
II. Waltz of the Ancestors
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
1:29
1.8
III. Schottische
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
1:09
1.9
IV. Waltz-Ländler
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
2:47
1.10
V. Polka-Polonaise
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
2:39
1.11
VI. Gavotte
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
1:33
1.12
VII. Gothic Waltz
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
2:20
1.13
VIII. March - Sarabande - Presto
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
4:43
1.14
IX. Madeline
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
2:54
1.15
X. Ewig Du
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
3:59
1.16
XI. Finale
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
1:39
Three Traditional Pieces  
1.17
No. 1. The Fiddler of Ballykeel
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
2:50
1.18
No. 2. Tiefer und Tiefer
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
2:30
1.19
No. 3. Ehemals
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
4:38
1.20
First Adventure
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
1:26
1.21
Raise the Colors
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
2:14
1.22
Andantino
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
3:38
1.23
Scherzo Pensieroso
Gordon Getty; Conrad Tao
2:50
Digital Booklet
"... colourful, entertaining ... I have no doubt I would be pleased to hear any of this in a concert setting ... Conrad Tao, with quite a resume under his belt, plays the music to perfection and I cannot imagine anything that could be added by anyone else. The sound is typical PentaTone piano and that is very good indeed." - Audiophile Audition Chinese-American pianist (and award-winning violinist!) Conrad Tao presents these solo piano works by Gordon Getty which span a lifetime: the five pieces comprising Homework Suite date back to 1962, from Getty's year at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (1962) while the Andantino and Scherzo Pensieroso were written in 2012. As Getty says, "It might as easily have been the other way around. Fifty years ago, I could steal unconsciously from others and now more from myself, but the language and perspective are the same." Orchestral versions of most of these pieces have been both performed and recorded previously, but this marks the first time that the piano originals have been recorded, brilliantly delivered by Tao.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz DSD – PentaTone Studio Masters

Recording Venue: Skywalker Sound, Skywalker Ranch, California, USA July 2012. Executive Producers: Lisa Delan & Job Maarse Recording Producer: Job Maarse Balance Engineer: Jean-Marie Geijsen Recording Engineer: Dann Thompson Editing: Jean-Marie Geijsen Piano Tuner: Mark Schecter Special Thanks to Leslie-Ann Jones Steingraeber & Söhne piano by R.KASSMAN Purveyor of Fine Pianos, Berkeley, CA, USA Design: Netherlads Photography: Vanessa Briceno-Scherzer, Nadja Kilchofer, Ruiming Wang
Track titlePeak (dB FS)RMS (dB FS)DR
Album average
Range of values
-7.32
-18.26 to -0.40
-30.01
-41.13 to -23.87
13
10 to 16
1
I. Seascape
-16.48-35.0711
2
II. Giga
-10.31-26.8510
3
III. Ghost Waltz
-10.42-31.2410
4
IV. Berceuse
-13.38-33.2712
5
V. Night Horses
-4.25-25.5710
6
I. Zwei Walzer
-6.77-31.1716
7
II. Waltz of the Ancestors
-2.75-25.6713
8
III. Schottische
-7.82-29.1012
9
IV. Waltz-Ländler
-4.96-27.6513
10
V. Polka-Polonaise
-3.33-24.8213
11
VI. Gavotte
-11.15-31.2311
12
VII. Gothic Waltz
-0.40-29.9114
13
VIII. March - Sarabande - Presto
-1.19-26.1316
14
IX. Madeline
-7.30-31.4615
15
X. Ewig Du
-11.05-36.4115
16
XI. Finale
-3.73-29.1314
17
No. 1. The Fiddler of Ballykeel
-2.62-25.2114
18
No. 2. Tiefer und Tiefer
-13.39-36.0614
19
No. 3. Ehemals
-3.29-26.2015
20
First Adventure
-18.26-41.1312
21
Raise the Colors
-3.44-23.8713
22
Andantino
-8.82-33.8813
23
Scherzo Pensieroso
-3.32-29.1315

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