Another Review: Piano Quintet

Lark Quartet: Composing America

And yet another review of the Piano Quintet from the Composing America CD, this time from the Audio Video Club of Atlanta: …the Piano Quintet by Paul Moravec allows the [Lark Quartet] to respond to their stiffest challenge of all as they interact with pianist Jeremy Denk in a work that keeps all our artists […] Read more »

Gramophone Review: Piano Quintet

Lark Quartet: Composing America

Review: Piano Quintet on Composing America by the Lark Quartet Most impressive [on this disc] is Paul Moravec’s 23-minute, profoundly conservative, deeply absorbing Piano Quintet, commissioned in 2006 to honor the philanthropist Adam Aronson. Amid the rigorous charting of its blueprinted lines, textures and occasional harmonic ecstasies, there are astonishing moments of physical beauty, such […] Read more »

World Premiere: Amorisms

Nashville Music City

From the Nashville Music City website A commission by three prominent Nashville arts organizations — the GRAMMY-nominated ALIAS Chamber Ensemble, Nashville Ballet, and vocal group Portara Ensemble — will soon result in a world premiere of Paul Moravec’s Amorisms. Actually, the world premiere will take place in May 2014 in two parts. ALIAS and Portara […] Read more »

Audiophile Audition Review: Composing America

Lark Quartet: Composing America

Another review for the CD Composing America by the Lark Quartet featuring the Moravec Piano Quintet: Paul Moravec (b.1957) is a prolific American composer whose music has won the Pulitzer Prize (for Tempest Fantasy), a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, and a Composer Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, among others. He comments, “As a […] Read more »

Piano Quintet Review

From International Record Review: April 2014: “Paul Moravec (b.1957) composed his Piano Quintet for the Lark Quartet and pianist Jeremy Denk in 2008. Unlike the Adams, Bolcom and Copland pieces on this disc, the connection to American vernacular music is remote, but the notion of ‘Composing America’ can certainly embrace a work of such seriousness […] Read more »