Sample Recital Program #3: Music for a New B’ak’tun (65-75 minutes)

A recital of new works for piano, toy piano, percussion, and electronics from Shpachenko’s multiple GRAMMY® nominated album

Woman at the New Piano: American Music of 2013

  • Woman at the New Piano is an album with a surely cosmic purpose… Another work that can, and should, become a staple of recitals and programs… Stellar performances, usual fine Reference Recordings sound throughout, informative liner notes and a most varied and energetic program make “Woman at the New Piano” a clear winner and a new favorite here.

    Don Clark, Pictures on Silence
  • An exceptional recording of newly composed piano works… Shpachenko’s passionate rendering of the material unifies it on this special recording. Clearly a labour of love.

    Ron Schepper, Textura Magazine
  • Nadia Shpachenko plays excellently through the whole album… If there’s a downside to this release, it’s that we might start expecting a new one every year. Nadia Shpachenko has done heroic work here, and the composers provide stimulating listening.

    Brian Reinhart, MusicWeb International
  • Woman at the New Piano is a generous helping of new piano music by four contemporary composers covering a wide range of feelings, moods and techniques. Ms. Shpachenko and Genevieve Feiwen Lee have skillfully combined to produce a memorable recording.

    Paul Muller, New Classic LA
  • [Nadia Shpachenko] impresses very much as a pianist with a light, crisp touch and a way of keeping the music flowing very cleanly… the execution sounds flawless… the music is so infectious… A very engaging set.

    Brian Olewnick, Just Outside
  • Nadia Shpachenko collaborated in the creation of these works, giving her an emotional investment and empathy with them. She conveys that empathy with sure, insightful delivery.

    Ralph Graves, Off Topic'd and WTJU

(please scroll down for full program information and sneak peak)

Program

Tom Flaherty Part Suite-a for Solo Piano (2013) …18 minutes

Adam Schoenberg Picture Etudes for Solo Piano (2013) …13 minutes

Peter Yates Finger Songs for Solo Piano (2013) …10 minutes

James Matheson Cretic Variations for Solo Piano (2013) …14 minutes

Tom Flaherty Airdancing for Toy Piano, Piano, and Electronics (2013) …9 minutes

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Optional piano duo piece:

Adam Schoenberg Bounce for Two Pianos (2013) …10 minutes

The program above can be performed as a solo program (with Genevieve Feiwen Lee on pre-recorded toy piano in Airdancing) or it could be performed as a solo/duo program, in which Nadia performs 4 solo pieces and 2 duets (Airdancing and Bounce) with a duo partner.