Check out a recent project I got to be a part of--
My friend Jonathan Tsay, artistic director of Ensemble75, ( http://www.ensemble75.com/ ) worked with a plethora of talented local musicians to create this fantastic selection of lesser-known works. I was given a great opportunity to learn a piece, a true gem, that I had never previously heard. That being William Grant Still's Suite for violin and piano. The second movement especially, titled "Mother and Child" is an absolutely gorgeous, intimate composition that has become a new favorite of mine.
Here is a recent review of the CD by Mark Lowry for TheaterJones //
some highlights //
"The first shocking moment on the recording, though, is the William Grant Still Suite for Violin and Piano from 1943, a work that may not be neglected—it's the only selection on the disc outside of the Messiaen that I've heard more than once—but has certainly been waiting for Eleanor Dunbar's attention."
"Dunbar does a fantastic job on the piece, better than anyone else I've heard."