(Duration: 25 minutes) 2 Pianos, 4 Hands (Revised 2018)
James Nathaniel Holland is an American classical music composer of operas, symphonies, ballets, songs, and other musical concertworks that incorporate a unique, eclectic, blend of romantic, classical, world and jazz styles.
In this second of his piano concerto, he blends jazz with sensitivity, rhythmic to lyrical. This concerto is entitled "New York Tour" because like the city that inspired it, it travels throughout times, musical neighborhoods and cultures. Great compliment in programming with Mozart piano concertos or Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" to feature American classical composers.
Newly revised (2018) with measure numbers and rehearsal letters that match the full score version.
YouTube presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAKDrGPLa3g
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About the Author
Born and raised in Indiana, he studied music at DePauw University, Vienna Austria, Interlochen National Music Camp and Indiana University (Bloomington, IN). At these schools many of his early pieces were premiered and performed, with one work being selected for main-stage production in the season.
Moving to Los Angeles and then settling in New York, he performed professionally sometimes as a singer, sometimes as a pianist, sometimes as choral conductor. He composed incidental music for the stage. In 2002 he founded a composers collective where they showcased their work. He was one of the first composers to participate in the American Music Center's initial on-line library. The New Jersey Concert Opera and the Gay Men's Chorus of New Jersey also featured his comic operas and art songs.
From 2005 he moved to Costa Rica where he organized concerts with visiting guest artists to present his chamber music to the public. Presently he lives in a castle in the central mountains of Costa Rica.
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/composerjnholland