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A 4-CD box set of 9 "Spontaneous Sweets", elaborate, magnificent and melodic piano improvisations, recorded by Connie Crothers & David Arner performing in the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, NY.

Crothers, Connie / David Arner
Spontaneous Suite For Two Pianos [4 CD Box Set]

Crothers, Connie / David Arner: Spontaneous Suite For Two Pianos [4 CD Box Set] (RogueArt)
Label: RogueArt    
Released in: France    

"It was magical from the beginning. The music seemed to create itself" "We trusted our spontaneity, our intuitive logic, our sense of form." "We had no set tempos, no preconception about soloing or accompanying." "We had no set themes or referents. What we did have was complete trust, in each other and in the music." "Playing through the day, we recorded twenty-eight pieces. We did listen together for many months, before we accepted that the entire recording session produced a single, cohesive work." "During the recording session, we switched pianos every two to four improvisations. Listening back, we discovered that we had created distinct suites of pieces each time we traded pianos." "These four CDs present the entire recording session, in order, from our first note to the last note."-Connie Crothers, David Arner

12 page booklet with liner notes by Steve Dalychinsky, and color photos of the performers.

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Product Information:

12 page booklet with liner notes by Steve Dalychinsky, and color photos of the performers.

UPC: 3760131270372

Label: RogueArt
Catalog ID: R0G-037
Squidco Product Code: 15871

Format: 4 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: France
Packaging: 4 CD Box Set
Recorded on May 11th, 2009 by Tom Mark at Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College, Annadale-on-Hudson, NY.


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Track Listing:

CD 1

Suite I: Avian Homage

1. Dawn To Morning 5:38

2. Preening, Posturing. Wind-Spreading Windward 9:00

3. Swing Migration 8:48

4. Convocation of Birds 7:07

Suite II: A Musician's Story

5. The Call 6:38

6. The Reckoning 9:20

7. Journey In 7:40

CD 2

Suite III: The Metropolis

1. City Rhapsody 12:51

2. Night Through Dawn 8:40

3. In The Midst 9:21

Suite IV: Cycle

4. Stygian Exodus 9:17

5. Elysian Sojourn 6:58

CD 3

Suite V: Dances

1. The Hoofer 5:41

2. Blues and the Moving Image 9:50

3. In a Minuet 5:11

4. Phases 7:29

Suite VI: Reflections

5. Tones in a Space of Time 4:38

6. Density 88X 2 4:42

Suite VII: Arcana

7. Fool 10:25

8. Magician 5:17

9. Spiral of Fortune 5:42

CD 4

Suite VIII: Apparitions

1. Light Wave Bank 9:59

2. Heat Lightning 6:43


3. Embraceable 8:47

Suite IX: Three Worlds

4. Real World 8:00

5. Dream World 7:12

6. Next World 8:31

7. Coda 11:08