Watch: Jeremy Denk Featured on WNET's "NYC-ARTS"—"One of Today's Most Compelling Artists"
Jeremy Denk, whose Nonesuch debut album, Ligeti/Beethoven, has debuted at #9 on Billboard's Traditional Classical chart, is featured on WNET's NYC-ARTS. He talks to the show about his career in music, his writing, and the impetus behind Ligeti/Beethoven, performing pieces from the new album as well. Denk has "steadily built a reputation as one of today's most compelling artists," says host Paula Zahn. "He is a man of prodigious talent, with a wide-ranging intellectual curiosity." Watch the segment here.
Congratulations to pianist Jeremy Denk, whose first album with Nonesuch Records, Ligeti/Beethoven, has debuted this week at #9 on Billboard's Traditional Classical chart. Denk is featured on the latest edition of New York public television station WNET THIRTEEN's NYC-ARTS, hosted by Philippe de Montebello and Paula Zahn. He talks to the show about his career in music, his writing, and the impetus behind Ligeti/Beethoven, performing pieces from the new album, which pairs Ligeti’s Piano Études, Books One and Two, with Beethoven’s Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111. You can watch Denk's NYC-ARTS profile below.
This week's episode also takes a look the work of Claude Monet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. "Two creative spirits from very different times and places with their own unique means of expression, whether impressionistic or abstract," says Zahn of the show's two subjects, "they challenge the way we hear and see the world around us."
Denk has "steadily built a reputation as one of today's most compelling artists," Zahn goes on to say of the pianist. "Over the years he has become known for his highly thoughtful interpretations of music and the generosity of his playing ... He is a man of prodigious talent, with a wide-ranging intellectual curiosity."
Watch the profile here:
Friday, February 17, 2017Friday, February 17, 2017
Shye Ben Tzur and the Rajasthan Express will perform music from their album Junun as the opening act for Radiohead in select cities on the band's sold-out European tour: at the Spektrum in Oslo on June 6 and 7, Ericsson Globe in Stockholm on June 9, 3 Arena in Dublin on June 20, and Manchester Arena on July 4 and 5. Ben Tzur and the Rajasthan Express will also perform at the Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona on June 3 and Best Kept Secret in the Netherlands on June 18. The Times of London calls Junun "intriguing, sinuous, and essential listening."
Thursday, February 16, 2017Thursday, February 16, 2017
Rhiannon Giddens's new album, Freedom Highway, is due next Friday, February 24. But you don't need to wait till then to hear it: the album is streaming in full here as an NPR First Listen. It's a "rich collection, the latest chapter in the 40-year-old master folklorist, banjo virtuoso and vocal powerhouse's epic retelling of our history with its sins and sorrows—and joy born of resilience—fully reinstated," says NPR. "[H]ope comes back to life in Giddens' music."Journal Topics: Artist News