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George Rochberg: Piano Music, Vol. 1 ()

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composed by George Rochberg

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George Rochberg: Piano Music, Vol. 1 - Evan Hirsch (piano); Hirsch-Pinkas Piano Duo; Sally Pinkas (piano)
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  1. Circles of Fire, for 2 pianos
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Originally recorded in 1998 and issued on the Gasparo label the following year, this album was acquired by Naxos and reissued as the kickoff to an apparently complete cycle of George Rochberg's piano music. The entire album is devoted to a single 70-minute work, Circles of Fire, and it's something of a summation of the life's work of this American composer, who stirred outrage when he bucked the serialist orthodoxy and returned to tonality with his String Quartet No. 3 in 1972. He never completely abandoned atonal ...