Roberto Prosseda: Lyricism: Songs Without Words
Solo Piano Music of Michael Glenn Williams
With Roberto Prosseda on Piano
Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
April 8, 2006
This two-disc CD has two different methods of recording employed to showcase Michael Glenn Williams’ compositions, performed by Roberto Prosseda. I listened to disc #1, more compatible with my computer software. The 20 tracks on each disc include three Songs Without Words, a four-part Enchanted Forest Suite, an eight-part Collage Suite, two Tone Poems, a Nocturne, a Canzicranz Dance, and a Berceuse. The music is ethereal, impressionistic, and a mix of melodic and dissonant.
#3–Songs Without Words 3 – This composition is melancholy and moody with dissonance in the higher registers, evocative of midnight rain. Repetitive chords precede an incandescent fadeout.
#10 –Nocturne –Atonal treble passages in this track contrast with deep, dark chords. A surreal sensation is followed by a meandering melody that slowly disappears.
#13 –Beautiful Spanish Dancer in Collage Suite – With a dizzy entrance, this track mimics a spinning dance with fiery flashes of tempo. The dance moves up and down the scale with energy and edge.
#20 –Romance – A Tone Poem. Sadness and longing are evident in this composition. The notes have crystalline clarity and sensitive softness.
Monty Python's Spamalot Tickets in Shubert Theater, Elton John LeStat tickets, Wizard of Oz Wicked Tickets, and the new Disney event, Tarzan Tickets are all available Theater Broadway Tickets.