Thursday, September 17, 2009

Terrence Wilson & Dr. William Chapman Nyaho Comment On 'Metropolis' CD Post

["Michael Daugherty Metropolis Symphony"; Terrence Wilson, pianist; Nashville Symphony; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Naxos (2009)]

Yesterday AfriClassical posted “Favorably reviewed for his Rachmaninoff 3, Terrence Wilson Has Naxos CD Coming September 29.” Rashida Black, Founder/Executive Director of The Myrtle Hart Society, told us The Winston-Salem Journal had reviewed a concert Terrence had given with the Winston-Salem Symphony on Sunday. We also announced that on Sept. 29, 2009 Naxos will release a Michael Daugherty CD on which Terrence Wilson is pianist. One of the works is “Deus ex Machina”, written expressly for him and commissioned by a consortium of U.S. orchestras. Naxos says that work has three movements:
I. Fast Forward (Di andata veloce) - 07:40
II. Train of Tears – 14:17
III. Night Steam – 11:22

Today AfriClassical has received two comments on the post by email. The first came from the pianist himself:
Hello Bill,
Thank you very much!
Terrence Wilson

A second comment was addressed to both AfriClassical and Terrence Wilson by Dr. William Chapman Nyaho, an African American pianist, educator and of Ghanaian heritage who was born in Washington, D.C., but was raised in Ghana. He has recorded two CDs, "Senku: Piano Music by Composers of African Descent", MSR MS 1091 (2003); and "ASA: Piano Music by Composers of African Descent", MSR MS 1242 (2008). Dr. Nyaho has also compiled and edited a landmark 5-volume work of sheet music, published by Oxford University Press, "Piano Music of Africa and the African Diaspora". He is profiled at and
Greetings Terrence

Wonderful hearing about you. Congratulations on the upcoming release! I will be looking for it!
Looking forward to hearing more about you.
best regards


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