As many friends, family, and colleagues have already heard, I am releasing my debut CD within the next month or two! This was a long-term project that has grown with me for nearly a year now. Through all of the preliminary planning, grant writing, practicing, recording, graphic design, publicity materials, and liner note writing, it will be a relief to have the finished product in hand!
The concept of the disc is an eclectic mixing of old and new music. I wanted to focus the disc on the sonatas of Baroque keyboard composer Domenico Scarlatti, but without issuing the standard "all-Scarlatti" disc, of which there are already so many very good examples. Instead I decided to trace his keyboard language through later generations of Italianate works (including transcriptions of Rossini and works by Liszt, Ravel, Berio, and Sciarrino), with the older works mixing freely with the newer works.
Huge thanks to the incomparable sound engineer, Colin Mahoney, and to all who have pre-ordered the CD. A copy will be coming your way soon!