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Joan Tower

Publisher: AMP

Or Like a...an Engine (1994)
Publisher
Associated Music Publishers Inc
Category
Solo Keyboard(s)
Year Composed
1994
Duration
3 Minutes
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Joan Tower Or Like a...an Engine (1994)


Composer Note:

Or Like a ... an Engine (1994) is dedicated to the pianist Ursula Oppens who premiered it at Alice Tully Hall in New York City in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the radio station WNYC-FM, which commissioned the work. It is a motoric piece, somewhat like a virtuosic Chopin etude.

— Joan Tower

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Continuing in the contemporary music vein, Ms. Huber performed the work entitled No Longer Very Clear by Joan Tower, one of the pillars in the world of American composers today. Each of the four movements relates to a line from the John Ashbery poem, “No Longer Very Clear,” including Holding a Daisy (1996), Or Like a … an Engine (1994), Vast Antique Cubes (2000), and Throbbing Still (2000). It is a challenging and evocative work, thorny, and of great scope (and lasting close to 18 minutes in duration), and Ms. Huber was as persuasive in interpreting it as one could hope for from any pianist.
Rorianne Schrade, New York Concert Review,18/03/2017
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