Ott, D.: Falling Pieces
Format: COMPACT DISC
Works for piano duet are all too often deemed an entertainment relic from a time when one had to make music to hear some. Daniel Ott's Navona Records debut FALLING PIECES aims to do away with this preconception in two piano duets that are as energetic as they are technically demanding. The music of composer Daniel Ott (b. 1975) has been described as “epic and intimate, embracing and overpowering” (The News Tribune), “compelling” (Dance Magazine), and “of considerable artistic seriousness” (MusicWeb International). His work has been heard all over the world, most notably at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Sadler’s Wells, the Musée du Louvre, the Guggenheim Museum, the Fall for Dance Festival in New York’s City Center, as well as throughout Asia and Latin America. Commissions for his work have come from the National Symphony, New York City Ballet’s Choreographic Institute, the Chiara Quartet, and Bargemusic, among others.