Stecher & Horowitz (piano) commissionsLOWELL LIEBERMANN (b.1961): 2 Impromptus, Op. 131 (Aristo Sham), MICHAEL TORKE (b.1961): Bays of Huatulco (Blue Pacific) (Charlie Albright), GABRIELA LENA FRANK (b.1972): Notturno Nazqueño (Daniel Kim), AVNER DORMAN (b.1975): 3 Etudes (Mackenzie Melemed), JOHN MUSTO (b.1954): Improvisation and Fugue (Leann Osterkamp), MICHAEL BROWN (b.1987): Suite (Anna Han), WALTER PISTON (1894-1976): Concerto for 2 Pianos Soli (Matthew Graybil & Larry Weng).
Catalogue Number: 03T074
Label: Steinway & Sons
Description: Melvin Stecher and Norman Horowitz, the acclaimed American piano duo known as Stecher & Horowitz since 1951, are equally celebrated in the world of music education. Their biannual New York International Piano Competition has recognized some of the best young pianists of our time. The competition has also commissioned original works from important composers of our day. These works are presented on this album, some for the first time, performed by some of the notable prize-winners of the competition. Also included is the premiere recording of the two-piano version of Walter Piston’s Concerto for Two Pianos, written for Stecher & Horowitz.