Sufjan Stevens, Timo Andres - The Decalogue - Asthmatic Kitty Records
A couple of years back, singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens composed the score for a dance work by choreographer Justin Peck. Entitled "The Decalogue" - which apparently means "The Ten Commandments" - the piece was debuted by the New York City Ballet in May 2017. It's taken a while, but now a recording of the solo piano piece, as performed by pianist Timo Andres, is finally available. It's split into ten parts that Stevens says, "sound like etudes in the Romantic-Modernist tradition, as if prompted by Debussy". In practice, that means some quiet and contemplative passages, some jaunty sections and a whole load of superb, fast-fingered playing by the hugely talented Andres.
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