Judith Zaimont

Calendar Set

Year: 1978

Duration (in minutes): 26'39;40'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Description: A Calendar Set (1972-78) 12 virtuosic preludes for solo piano First Performance: New York City, March 1979 Other Performances: Around the world; also broadcast on Voice of America; recording on ZONES - Chamber Music of Judith Lang Zaimont ARABESQUE CD Z6686 (June 1997) "Exquisitely crafted, vividly characterized and wholly appealing" -- The New York Times "Twelve preludes written for (and during) the twelve months, emerges as a colorful and even witty set of miniatures." -- The Detroit News "A nicely varied collection of diverse musical moods and images, each suggested by a particular month of the year. The piano writing is masterfully fluent and virtuosic, [with] satisfying, expressive variety...moods and emotions range from delicate reflection through joyful exuberance. With some exposure a collection like this could have a wide range of applicability for piano recitals of many degrees of sophistication, and could win easy acceptance." -- Fanfare Leonarda Productions, Inc.

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