What are you looking for in pieces of new piano music? Jonathan Faiman

What are you looking for in pieces of new piano music? Jonathan Faiman



Jonathan Faiman
Photo by Peter Schaaf

I look for in a new piano piece what I look for in any new piece of music: a fresh slant to old ideas (especially harmonies and structure) or new ideas which are presented within a form that gives them ample speaking time while avoiding overstatement.

Concerning the piano writing itself, I appreciate a sensitivity to what feels physically natural to play, combined with new textures and techniques that are challenging to play.

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