Canadian-born pianist Marc-André Hamelin is a one of the leading performing and recording artists of our time. His discography for the English label Hyperion comprises a rich trove of familiar and obscure classical repertoire, much of it considered too difficult for the average player.
For this event Hamelin departed from his usual fare and entered the twilight zone of Other Minds by presenting a hypnotic 72-minute work by Morton Feldman. For Bunita Marcus (1985) was performed on a beautifully-restored 1895 Steinway grand piano, and Mr. Hamelin concluded with one or two of his most cherished 19th Century virtuosic bonbons. After the concert, Mr. Hamelin spoke about his work in a short discussion with Other Minds Artistic Director Charles Amirkhanian.
The event was held in the Mission District of San Francisco, at the studio/home of Clive McCarthy and Tricia Bell, on Friday, October 10, 2014.
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For Bunita Marcus
Recorded on October 10, 2014 at the studio loft of Clive McCarthy and Tricia Bell in San Francisco’s Mission District, this was a solo piano concert by noted Canadian-born pianist Marc-André Hamelin.