WILLIAM CHAPMAN NYAHO

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SENKU

SENKU

Piano Music by Composers of African Descent, Vol.1

Gamal Abdel-Rahim, Margaret Bonds, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Robert Nathaniel Dett, Gyimah Labi, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Oswald Russell, Joshua Uzoigwe

WILLIAM CHAPMAN NYAHO, piano

World Premiere Recordings

[MS1091]

$14.95

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"Senku...is a kaleidoscope of brilliant piano colors... strongly rhythmic... charming...The disc is a real ear-opener."
Melinda Bargreen, Seattle Times
"A talented young man with a rare mixture of youthful enthusiasm and mature reliability… intelligent, sensitive and possesses remarkable character."
Maya Angelou
"This altogether enthralling recital...reveals that this music deserves a regular place on concert programs... Nyaho plays each score with sensitive, bold artistry"
Cleveland Plain Dealer [June 2004]
"There is much wonderful music to be discovered here, and William Chapman Nyaho plays it all with beauty of tone and consummate artistry... The sound on this CD...is superb. This disc is highly recommended."
Fanfare [May/June 2004]
"played with superior expressivity, rhythmic vivacity and kaleidoscopic shading... The humanity of the music and Nyaho's gripping performances kept my ears glued to this disc"
Gramophone [March 2004]
"The program is absolutely habit forming"
Atlanta Audio Society [2004]
"fluent, affectionate playing."
New York Concert Review
"A stunning performer, whose creative impulse reflects utmost sincerity and dedication to the art of the composer, Nyaho reveals artistic vision and superb technical execution."
Myrtle E. David, Executive Director
DeBose National Piano Competition
Baton Rouge, LA
"Delicate and sensitive touch allowed us to hear another side of this multi-faceted performer."
The Dispatch
Lexington, North Carolina
"effortless technique, splendid rhythmic grasp and fullness of tone allowed his performance to reach great heights."
The Desert Sun
Palm Springs, California
"..plays with a great deal of clarity but avoids an overly clinical, sterile approach. Intricate melodic details were clearly delineated, but the pianist never lost sight of the composer’s larger vision...."
The Advocate
Louisiana
"The love is obvious in the attention Mr. Nyaho gives to interpretation - extreme sensitivity to subtleties - and performance - exciting and flawless technique... a thoroughly satisfying and moving musical experience."
The Thomasville Times
North Carolina
PROGRAM NOTES
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS SHEET MUSIC EDITION
PROGRAM
Joshua Uzoigwe
Talking Drums
 
Oswald Russell
3 Jamaican Dances
 
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson
Scherzo
 
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Deep River
 
Margaret Bonds
Troubled Waters
 
Gamal Abdel-Rahim
Variations on an Egyptian Folksong
 
Robert Nathaniel Dett
"In the Bottoms" Suite
 
Gyimah Labi
Earthbeats, Op.22
 



MSR Classics
KETE
KETE
Piano Music of Africa and the African Diaspora, WILLIAM …

[MS1708]
ASA
ASA
Piano Music by Composers of African Descent, …

WILLIAM …

[MS1242]