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Geoffrey Gordon: FATHOMS (for cello and piano)
Seeded by geoffreygordoncomposer on 23 Nov 2016
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This is the world premiere performance of Geoffrey Gordon's FATHOMS, Five Impressions of Shakespeare's The Tempest (with Prelude), for cello and piano, featuring cellist Toke Moldrup and pianist Steven Beck, Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York City, 17 December 2015. FATHOMS has been commissioned through the generous support of Anna Ferro and an anonymous donor. "The engaging and colorful 'Fathoms' links to the past with unabashedly programmatic, extroverted storytelling. Using a range of extended techniques and unusual textures, Mr. Gordon vividly sketches characters and scenes from 'The Tempest.' Caliban’s gruffness, Ariel’s quicksilver curiosity, the glowing romance between Ferdinand and Miranda all came alive in Mr. Moldrup and Mr. Beck’s intense playing. The final movement imagines Prospero drowning his book, with Mr. Moldrup gradually tuning the bottom string of his cello downward, creating the unnerving sensation of something sinking, slowly, to ever darker depths." Th