Steve Schwartz responds to Karl Miller:
>> In short...and I hate to say it, but is Nanes the last in the long line
>> of composer/pianists?
>Not at all. Lowell Liebermann, for one, is a piano virtuoso (although
>I don't always care for the music he writes). There's also a young
>Russian perhaps-genius whose name escapes me (I confuse her with Tatiana
>Rankovich). She's not only a piano firebrand and a very interesting
>composer, but she's apparently a fine Russian poet. And who could forget,
>once heard, Aubrey Fitch? Rzewski also comes to mind.
My god, how could I forget Rzewski. A tremendous pianist and IMHO great
For my money The People United is one of the greatest works for solo
piano of the second half of the 20th century.
Deryk Barker <[log in to unmask]>