|Instrumentation:||Piano & Orchestra
2 Flutes (1st doubling Piccolo)
2 Horns in F
Percussion (2 players)
Strings (max. 184.108.40.206.5, min. 220.127.116.11.1, subtly amplified if needed)
Ermis Theodorakis (piano) & RKST21 conducted by Gregory Charette
Art Tatum (1909-1956) was a legendary and incredibly virtuoso jazz pianist whose work was of important influence on the development of jazz – saxophonist Charlie Parker took a job as dishwasher in a club, especially to be able to hear Art Tatum play there every night – and furthermore received the greatest admiration from composers such as Stravinsky, Gershwin, and Rachmaninov.
Tatum was an exceptionally quick and very inventive musical thinker. Ever since I was introduced to the work of Art Tatum by Henk Alkema at the age of 14, I have always been fascinated by it, gradually having discovered more and more of his recordings over the course of my teenage years.show performances