Jay Hershberger debut release: all-Liszt album
Pianist Jay Hershberger, Associate Professor of piano at Concordia College and internationally-recognized specialist in the piano music of Franz Liszt, recently released his debut CD, titled "Transfigured Shadows: Select Piano Works of Franz Liszt."
The piano music of Franz Liszt has never been surpassed for dazzling virtuosity. Liszt, a fascinatingly complex man, was not only the greatest pianist of his time, but also an influential composer and conductor. Many of his compositions reflect his phenomenal technique, and still tax the best of pianists. His contemporary, Anton Rubenstein, also a virtuoso pianist, observed that compared with Liszt all other pianists were 'children.'
Variations über das Motiv von Bach: Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen
Les jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este
Ballade No. 2 in B Minor
Mephisto Waltz No. 1
Jay Hershberger's "Transfigured Shadows" CD joins the Barking Dog Records catalog of recordings of regional pop and classical artists, including releases by Peter Halverson (baritone), Harris-Coates Duo (flute and classical guitar) and Russ Peterson (saxophone).
CDs are available online at Fargostuff.com, ConcordiaRecordings.com, and soon at Amazon.com.
In the Fargo-Moorhead area, you can find Jay's CD at Zandbroz, Barnes & Noble, Eckroth Music and Concordia College bookstore.