Apres Scarlatti: new works inspired by a keyboard master
Pianist Kristina Szutor, professor at the School of Music, Memorial University, has released her second solo CD entitled Après Scarlatti, a recording that brings together a variety of contemporary piano pieces written in homage to the Baroque keyboard master Domencio Scarlatti. The album features two newly commissioned works by composers Clark Ross and Clifford Crawley, both residents of St. John’s along with several other premier recordings. Composers represented on the album also include Norman Dello Joio, Marcel Bitsch, Dennis Farrell, Marcelle de Manziarly and Marc-Andre Hamelin. The album is put out by Centaur records. "This project has been a labour of love for the past four years or so and combines my affinity for the light, sparkling music of Domenico Scarlatti with my enjoyment of the fresh sounds of contemporary music," states Szutor.