Editors’ Notes Pianist Bruce Levingston unites seemingly disparate works in a fascinating musical collage. David Bruce’s Schumann-inspired The Shadow of the Blackbird is the dark, foreboding partner to Schumann’s own Kinderszenen , a charming, many-layered portrait of the innocences of youth. Levingston’s performance is gentle, delicate, and winsome, his “Träumerei” gorgeously slow and deeply affecting. James Matheson’s Windows seeks, like Schumann’s music, to bring contrasting elements together in one work—here Matheson pays homage to the exquisitely colored stained glass windows of Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse with music that dances, flits, and refracts.

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The Shadow of the Blackbird
The Shadow of the Blackbird: I. —
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The Shadow of the Blackbird: II. —
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Kinderszenen, Op. 15
Kinderszenen, Op. 15: No. 1, Von fremden Landern und Menschen
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Kinderszenen, Op. 15: No. 2, Curiose Geschichte
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Kinderszenen, Op. 15: No. 3, Hasche-Mann
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Kinderszenen, Op. 15: No. 4, Bittendes Kind
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Kinderszenen, Op. 15: No. 5, Glückes genug
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Kinderszenen, Op. 15: No. 6, Wichtige Begebenheit
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Kinderszenen, Op. 15: No. 7, Träumerei
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Kinderszenen, Op. 15: No. 8, Am Kamin
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Kinderszenen, Op. 15: No. 9, Ritter vom Steckenpferd
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Kinderszenen, Op. 15: No. 10, Fast zu ernst
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Kinderszenen, Op. 15: No. 11, Fürchtenmachen
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Kinderszenen, Op. 15: No. 12, Kind im Einschlummern
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Kinderszenen, Op. 15: No. 13, Der Dichter spricht
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Arabeske in C Major, Op. 18
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Windows
Windows: I. Jeremiah
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Windows: II. Isaiah
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Windows: III. Crucifixion
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Windows: IV. The Good Samaritan
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Windows: V. The Rose
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