Bach: Goldberg Variations
Format: COMPACT DISC
The album SOLAR RAYS features 15 works (world premiere recordings) by 13 living composers: Aaron Alter, Nikos Athanassakis, Dorothee Eberhardt, Robert Herschbach, Ssu-Yu Huang, William Price, Jee Seo, José Jesus de Azevedo Souza, Alan Terricciano, Jean-Pierre Vial, Yiola Voutsina-Papagiannidi, Matthew Willis and Eriko Yamaki. The title track, Solar Rays for piano, violin and cello, by Aaron Alter, was conceived as a Jazz song, but later re-imagined as a classical Piano Trio with the violin part taking the role of the singer. After the theme is heard, you hear solos from each instrument, followed by a return to the song theme.