Daniel Schene Pianist

February 27, 2003, Tsai Performance Center, Boston Universit,y Boston, MA USA
Sonata Nr. 2 “Elegy for September 11th” by Andrew List was the largest and most ambitious of the recent works heard. It also employed the most dissonant harmonic language, though was tonally focused enough to admit stacked perfect fourth material, octatonic scalar fragments, scalar figurations and jazzy upper tertian sonorities. There is much to commend here especially in the humorous yet intense scherzo and the expressive slow movement and finale coda the last of which is warmly heartfelt without being maudlin.