Night Echoes (download)


Piano solo–5′

A moody nocturne full of echoes… choes…oes. Difficult.

Listen to a performance:

Stephanie Wendt, piano

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Night Echoes (download)

Nocturne for piano solo
Premiere—2006, by Stephanie Wendt, Sydney, Australia.

Program Note

Night Echoes pays homage to Chopin and to Stephanie Wendt. In addition to her considerable gifts as a pianist, Stephanie is an actor, the playwright of a probing monodrama about Clara Schumann (Clara’s Visitor), an engaging radio commentator, an elegant prose stylist, and a most gracious and generous human being. She is currently teaching in Sweden, and is missed very much by all her state-side friends.

Like many nocturnes, Night Echoes begins at a subconscious level, rises to a lyrical expression (which in this case is echoed in the left hand), proceeds unquietly to a grand statement, and subsides in refrain.

Stephanie Wendt has performed on five continents. Passionate about sharing classical music with diverse audiences, she has performed in venues ranging from a maximum-security prison, to Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York. She holds degrees in piano performance from The Curtis Institute of Music and Indiana University, a doctorate from the University of Minnesota, and also a masters in organ performance from Indiana University. Her awards include a McKnight Artist Fellowship for Performing Musicians and an Artist Grant from MacPhail Center for Music (Minneapolis, U.S.A.) for original research into the life of Nadia Boulanger.


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