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FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION IN THE 63rd GRAMMY AWARDS: AMERICAN MELTING POT
Classical Solo Instrumental (Album) and Classical Contemporary Compositions (Alter, Barilari) and Arrangement- Instrumental (Levinson)
REVIEWS FOR AMERICAN MELTING POT CD:
“All of the compositions on this disc embrace tonality, melody, and explore a wide range of musical influences, including classical, popular, and folk elements. And in the main, the works are conceived for a virtuoso pianist, one with an impressive technique, as well as a sensitivity for a wide range of moods, colors, and styles. Throughout American Melting Pot, Merdinger demonstrates those qualities in abundance....The shimmering textures of the Vazquez Ballade are an intriguing foil to the angular and often percussive writing in Gould’s Pieces of China. And Merdinger proves expert in capturing the spirit of each.....Susan Merdinger has provided an important service by performing and recording contemporary American piano works that are of a very high caliber. ” - Ken Meltzer
— Fanfare Magazine