Russian-American pianist Constantine Finehouse, praised for “interpretations of depth and maturity,” has recently released his third album, Backwards Glance, pairing solo piano works of Johannes Brahms and Richard Beaudoin. His new album with cellist Sebastian Baverstam features music of Johannes Brahms and a Boston composer Tony Schemmer. The main focus of the current concert seasons are recitals of works by Franz Liszt, celebrating his bicentennial. 2012 will also see the release of the first in a series of six CD's on Naxos Records of the complete solo piano music of William Bolcom.
The music of both Johannes Brahms and Richard Beaudoin glances back at the old masters. Brahms re-shaped classical forms with his progressive harmony and phraseology; Beaudoin re-casts romantic lines, often layering quotes from the old masters while creating decidedly modern forms. Constantine Finehouse’s new recording weaves these two composers together, illustrating the vitality and interconnectivity within classical tradition. more »
This debut recording by Sebastian Bäverstam and Constantine Finehouse was released in October 2011 and feautres the universally-admired Brahms Sonata No. 1 for piano and cello as well as several new works in the High Romantic style by Boston composer, Tony Schemmer. more »