Releases from Jacob Greenberg, Josh Modney, and Wang Lu in The New York Times
NyTimes covers Greenberg, Modney, and Lu
The New York Times included mentions of three recent releases in a summer music round up, Jacob Greenberg's "Hanging Gardens" featuring music by Debussy, Webern, Berg, and Schoenberg's rarely heard "The Book of Hanging Gardens" with soprano Tony Arnold, Josh Modney's far ranging 3 CD set of works, "Engage", including music written for him by his Wet Ink colleagues, Bach, and his own improvisations, and Wang Lu's Cloud Intimacy from her spring release, "Urban Inventory", featuring a performance by ICE.
Here are some notable quotes:
"Jacob Greenberg, a longtime pianist for the International Contemporary Ensemble, is skilled in cutting-edge repertoire. But Mr. Greenberg is equally compelling in more familiar pieces. The entire album is imaginative, but I’ve been returning frequently to his sparkling version of Debussy’s “Les Collines d’Anacapri,” from the first book of Préludes. There’s also a slinky seductiveness to the way he handles some of the folk-tune reveries midway through. This isn’t a retransmission of vintage ideas about Debussy, which makes it all the more gorgeous."
"..it’s not too early to note that the violinist Josh Modney’s "Engage" contains one of the most intriguing programs of the year."