KIT ARMSTRONG - LUCERNE 2022

November 4, 2022 – 6:42 am

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KIT ARMSTRONG
with Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Lucerne 2022 [no label, 2CD]

Lucerne Festival. Lucerne, Switzerland; August 16, 2022. Very good satellite broadcast.

Thanks to unclewolfi for sharing the show at Dime.

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Kit Armstrong, 30, is an American classical pianist, composer, and former child prodigy of British-Taiwanese parentage. One can hardly think of any other pianist and composer of the younger generation who is as versatile and accomplished as Kit Armstrong, hailed by the New York Times as a “brilliant pianist” who “combines musical maturity and youthful daring in his exceptional playing”.

Kit Armstrong’s approach to music is inspired by his education in sciences and mathematics. At the age of five, and without access to a piano, he taught himself musical composition by reading an abridged encyclopedia. At nine, he became a full-time undergraduate student at Utah State University studying biology, physics, mathematics as well as music. In 2012, he purchased The Church of Sainte-Thérèse-de-l’Enfant-Jésus, Hirson in France as a hall for concerts and exhibitions.

Starting in March 2020, he has published every day a video from this church, sharing a piece of music together with personal and musicological explanations. This video series, “Musique, ma patrie”, is the subject of profiles in French national television and press.

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Disc 1
Track 101. 2 Satz Concerto in F (George Gershwin/arr Kit Armstrong) 12:00
Klavierquintett A-Dur Op. 81 (Antonín Dvorák)
Track 102. Klavierquintett A-Dur Op. 81 - Allegro, Ma Non Troppo 14:24
Track 103. Klavierquintett A-Dur Op. 81 - Dumka - Andante Con Moto 13:27
Track 104. Klavierquintett A-Dur Op. 81 - Scherzo - Furiant - Molto Vivace 4:14
Track 105. Klavierquintett A-Dur Op. 81 - Finale - Allegro 8:18
Track 106. Transzendentale Etude Nr. 36 [Für Die Linke Hand] (Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji) 7:51
Track 107. A Bird Came Down The Walk [Für Viola Und Klavier] (Toru Takemitsu) 7:57
69 mins

Disc 2
Klavierquintett A-Moll (Florence Price)
Track 201. Klavierquintett A-Moll - Allegro Non Troppo 13:31
Track 202. Klavierquintett A-Moll - Andante Con Moto 6:05
Track 203. Klavierquintett A-Moll - Juba. Allegro 3:56
Track 204. Klavierquintett A-Moll - Scherzo. Allegro - Coda 2:53
27 mins

Performers:
Kit Armstrong - piano
Soloists of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra:
Korbinian Altenberger - violin
Wolfram Christ - viola
Iseut Chuat - cello
Reinhold Friedrich - trumpet
Manuel Kastl - violin
Jens Peter Maintz - cello
Béatrice Muthelet - viola
Daniel Röhn - violin
Thomas Ruge - cello
Raphael Sachs - violo
Irina Simon-Renes - violin

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  1. 6 Responses to “KIT ARMSTRONG - LUCERNE 2022”

  2. I wanna suck Kit’s сock .

    By Derrick on Nov 4, 2022

  3. I have. It was tasty.

    By HHH on Nov 4, 2022

  4. HHH, trust you to be first in the queue.

    By Nelson on Nov 4, 2022

  5. Who starts these rumors?

    By Jocko P on Nov 6, 2022

  6. Rumor has it Kit gots a Lil Un

    By U L E on Nov 6, 2022

  7. I guess instead of a trouser trout , he must have a trouser sardine. Not exactly a formula for success with the ladies .

    By T J on Nov 6, 2022

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