Something of a lost art, improvisation in classical music is making a comeback in a big way thanks to composers like Steven Snowden, Don Malone, and Aaron Johnson. Teaming up with fantastic performers, they prove that improvisation very much has a place in the modern concert hall.
Hosted by Seth Boustead
Produced by Jesse McQuarters
◦ Bach/Montero: Toccata in d minor, Gabriela Montero, p.EMI 64647
◦ Song of Cerberus, Ens./Thompson Dane recordings 0062
◦ Repercussions, Agrell, hn.; Masunik, p.Wildwind Records 1001
◦ Anon: Sumer is Icumen In, DuendeMSR 1158
◦ Aaron Krister Johnson: Diabolical Suite, I & II, Johnson, p.
◦ Don Malone: Prelude & Toccata (excerpt), David Schrader, p.(live performance)
◦ Steven Snowden: Ground Round, Steve Parker, trombone
◦ Noam Sivan: Improvised introduction to Chopin’s Piano Sonata No. 3, Sivan, p.
◦ David Darling: Chorale, Darling, vc.
◦ Gunnelpumpers: Symphonie Improvisé