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Michael Arnowitt

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Michael Arnowitt, Pianist

telephone: 802-229-0984
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    Greetings, composers. I'd be interested in receiving from you any piano solo music you have composed. Although I am not exclusively a contemporary music specialist, I program a fair amount of new music, and I would be happy to consider any music you send me (address below) for programming on my future concerts.

    Information on my recordings is available through Ursa Minor Records, and I am working on a home page that should be up and running in January 1997. I can also send you testimonials and other information about myself upon request.

    I am contemplating offering a professional service to composers to provide them with a decent quality recording of a new piece of music for their use in applications and perhaps to show to other musicians (but not for commercial release). Let me know if this would be of interest to you.

     Here's a sampling of 20th century music I have programmed over the years:

Contemporary Music Repertoire
Anderson, AllenDrawn From Life
Babbitt, MiltonReflections for piano and tape
Báthory-Kitsz, DennisRough Edges
Boykan, MartinFantasy-Sonata
Cage, John49 Waltzes; 4'33"
Water Music
Castro, Juan JoseCorales Criollos #1
Chavez, CarlosCaprichos #1, 4, 5
Cohen, GeraldBallade
Crumb, GeorgeMakrokosmos I, #1-4, 11
Ginastera, AlbertoPiano Sonata no. 1
Grant, JamesToccata from Three Virtuosic Studies
Piano Concerto
Ives, Charles"Concord" Sonata no. 2
with readings from Emerson, Hawthorne, Alcott, and Thoreau
alternating with the four musical movements
Messiaen, OlivierVingt régards sur l'enfant-Jésus (#3, 5, 6)
Trois petites liturgies (piano soloist)
Nancarrow, ConlonTango?
Nielsen, ErikIn Memoriam
Pfaff, WilliamNovember's Augury
Polansky, LarrySuite from "Lonesome Road"
Read,Thomas L.Piano Music, Vol. II (selections)
Rzewski, FredericNorth American Ballads (#3, 4)
Shawn, AllenFour Jazz Preludes
Thorne, Nicholas C.K.Three Love Songs, op. 16
Rain Sketches, op. 3
Webern, AntonVariations for Piano, op. 27
Standard 20th-Century Repertoire
Bartok, BelaAllegro barbaro
15 Hungarian Peasant Songs
Concerto no. 1
Three Rondos on Folk Tunes
Berg, AlbanSonata, op. 1
Copland, AaronPiano Variations
Four Piano Blues
El Salon Mexico
Hindemith, PaulSonata no. 2
Milhaud, DariusLa Création du Monde
transcribed for piano by Michael Arnowitt
Saudades do Brazil (selections)
Prokofiev, SergeiSonatas no. 7, 8
Concerto no. 3
Ravel, MauriceLa Valse
Valses nobles et sentimentales
Gaspard de la nuit
Satie, ErikEmbryons dessechés
various other works
Schoenberg, ArnoldSechs kleine Klavierstücke, op. 19
Kammersymphonie no. 1, op. 9
(Webern arrangement)
Scriabin, AlexanderFive Preludes op. 74
Sonata no. 7 "White Mass"
Shostakovitch, DmitriPrelude and Fugues from op. 87 (selections)
Stravinsky, Igor Three Movements from "Petrouchka"
Piano Rag-Music
Finale from Symphony in Three Movements

transcribed by Michael Arnowitt

Michael Arnowitt is recorded on Ursa Minor and Musical Heritage Society.

Alive and Well

Comprehensive information on Michael Arnowitt's music career plus a collection of his essays on music topics is available at the Michael Arnowitt Home Page

To reach Michael Arnowitt:
By telephone: +1-802-229-0984
By fax:
By physical mail: Crescendo Productions, P.O. Box 94, Montpelier VT 05601 USA


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