“exquisite…every sound sounded considered, alive, worthy of our wonder” (LA Times). “Perhaps Los Angeles’ most versatile keyboardist,” (LaOpus)
“Strange times are these in which we live. New classical music has become so fragmented that it is impossible to speak of in terms of a codified style. Post-minimalism, totalism, serialism, neoromanticism, Brooklyn—these are all words used to describe new music. Indeed, the very definition of classical music has become elusive, and hotly debated.”
Aron’s program provides a vast array of new, classical music, including the world premiere of Kate Moore’s Bloodmoon October, a Piano Spheres commission.
The LA Times calls Richard a “vivid soloist…quietly dazzling…vigorously virtuosic.”
Richard says, “An alternative title for this program could have been ‘Chopin’s shadow.’ … [But] it has more to do with the shadow itself and what is to be found there.” His recital presents the world premiere (and Piano Spheres commission) of NCTRN by Nicholas Deyoe and Valitutto’s own work, as above, so below, also a world premiere. Plus works by Messiaen, Poulenc, Sciarrino, Skyrabin.
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View Richard’s interview with Nick Norton on New Classics LA
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