92Y and SubCulture Present Pianist Jenny Lin 2/25
Pianist Jenny Lin will perform a recital presented by 92Y and SubCulture featuring scintillating transcriptions and arrangements of music by Kreisler, Stravinsky, Rodgers, Loewe, Gershwin, Berlin and Arlen at the new NoHo hotspot Subculture on February 25. Doors open at 7pm with the concert at 7:30pm. Tickets are $30-$35. http://www.subculturenewyork.com.
"One of the most interesting pianists in America" according to The Washington Post, Jenny Lin delves into Stravinsky's dense and delectable catalogue for solo piano on her third Steinway & Sons release, due out on February 25, 2014. Lin's signature blend of technical mastery, grace and thoughtfulness is the perfect match for Stravinsky's formidable stylistic range in which neoclassical sonatas and serial sketches rub elbows with elephant ballets and ragtime.
The disc, available digitally February 4 and physically February 25, 2014, includes all of Stravinsky's major solo piano works: the Piano Sonata (1924), Four Etudes (1908), Ragtime for 11 Instruments, Polka and Valse from Trois Pièces Faciles (1915 - arranged for two hands), Tango (1940), Piano-Rag-Music (1940), Prologue to Mussorgsky's Boris Gudonov, Serenade in A (1925), Circus Polka (1942) and Two Sketches for a Sonata (1967) plus Guido Agosti's devilish and rarely recorded transcription of The Firebird Suite.
Lin's previous Steinway & Sons release, a collection of virtuosic show tunes called Get Happy from 2012, was described by MusicWeb as "...an outright joy. Something every piano collection should have." Her first recording on the label, Silent Music featuring Federico Mompou's Música Callada was chosen by The New York Times as one of the best albums of the year for 2011.