new music critiques: Marcia Hadjimarkos


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Web: outermarkerrecords.com

Seeking: Film/TV Placement
Style: Classical

Adept pianist Marcia Hadjimarkos has recorded a series of brief minimalist classical pieces that includes two by that catchy and quirky genius Erik Satie: “Danse de Travers” and “Gnossienne.” The pianist delivers faithful, straightforward renditions of both pieces, as opposed to re-interpretations, as some musicians have done in the past. The latter piece she infuses with effective pauses and hesitations, but nothing showy or distracting. Her stellar, flawless, all-business style shows respect for the composer. Same goes for the pensive, spare, and spacey “Fur Alina” (by Arvo Part), full of disjunct chords, in which Hadjimarkos delivers another accurate performance, captured live-in-studio with crisp and clear production.