Cover: Quotations and Homages
Photo by William Yates

Quotations and Homages

Mixed periods version

Quotations and Homages

Mixed periods version

A piano recital featuring newly-written homages by Tom Flaherty, Vera Ivanova, Missy Mazzoli, Isaac Schankler, and Peter Yates, performed together with the earlier works by Bach, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Prokofiev, Satie and Stranisky that directly inspired the new compositions.

Most contemporary works on this program are featured on Shpachenko’s April 2018 Reference Recordings release Quotations and Homages.


Frédéric Chopin Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35 (1839)
Frédéric Chopin Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 (1844)

Isaac Schankler Future Feelings (2018)
Inspired by Chopin

Johannes Brahms Rhapsodie in G minor, Op. 79, No. 2 (1880)

Missy Mazzoli Bolts of Loving Thunder (2013, rev. 2016)
Inspired by Brahms

Johann Sebastian Bach Chromatic Fantasy in D Minor, BWV 903 (1717-1723)

Peter Yates Purpose for speaking pianist and multimedia (2015)
Inspired by Bach and Glenn Gould

Sergei Prokofiev Selections from Visions Fugitives, Op. 22 (1915-17)

Claude Debussy Voiles from Préludes, Book I (1909)

Erik Satie Gymnopédie No. 1 (1888)

Vera Ivanova Selections from 6 Fugitive Memories (2015)
Inspired by Prokofiev, Debussy and Satie

Igor Stravinsky Augurs of Spring from The Rite of Spring (1913)

Tom Flaherty Igor to Please (2016)
Inspired by Stravinsky


Adam Borecki Accidental Mozart (2014)
Inspired by Mozart

Daniel Felsenfeld Good Times Just Seem to Pass Me By (1998, rev. 2015)
Inspired by The Velvet Underground

Nick Norton Piano Piece for Mr. Carter’s 100th Birthday (2008)
Inspired by Carter

Nadia Shpachenko performs "Future Feelings" (inspired by Chopin) by Isaac Schankler