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Voyages - Conrad Tao (electronics); Conrad Tao (piano)
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  1. Travel Song, for voice & piano (from "Specimen Days")
  2. Prelude for piano No. 16 in G major, Op. 32/5
  3. Prelude for piano No. 23 in G sharp minor, Op. 32/12
  4. Prelude for piano No. 8 in C minor, Op. 23/7
  5. Prelude for piano No. 21 in B minor, Op. 32/10
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  1. Travel Song, for voice & piano (from "Specimen Days")
  2. Prelude for piano No. 16 in G major, Op. 32/5
  3. Prelude for piano No. 23 in G sharp minor, Op. 32/12
  4. Prelude for piano No. 8 in C minor, Op. 23/7
  5. Prelude for piano No. 21 in B minor, Op. 32/10
  6. Prelude for piano No. 3 in B flat major, Op. 23/2
  7. vestiges, for piano
  8. Gaspard de la nuit, for piano, M. 55
  9. iridescence, for piano & iPad
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The latest prodigy to make headlines is Conrad Tao, 18 years old when this album was released by EMI in 2013. The son of Chinese-American academics, Tao is said to have started playing the piano -- by ear -- at 18 months. The booklet blithely notes that he won eight consecutive ASCAP Morton Gould Composer Awards between 2004 (when he was ten) and 2011. Prodigies flare up and flame out, and the virtuoso works heard here, by Rachmaninov and Ravel, are well under control but not something you'd go far out of your way for (at ...

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Voyages 2013, Warner Classics

UPC: 5099993447621

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