A Conversation Piece

Rea Beaumont, piano

A CONVERSATION PIECE, Rea Beaumont piano 
(2014, SPP 0090)   
"it’s  beautiful”  - American Public Media

“skillful playing (virtuoso!) and moving, and each time you listen you discover more details and colors” - Radio Amsterdam

Each composition is based on an extramusical theme that can be the subject for further discussion or ‘a conversation piece,’ including environmental destruction, technology, and more.  Album is named after a movement in Canadian composer’s John Weinzweig’s Suite No. 2. 

Rea Beaumont: Shattered Ice*
John Weinzweig: Suite No. 2
John Weinzweig: Netscapes*
Jean Coulthard: Threnody*
R. Murray Schafer: Polytonality
Maurice Ravel: Miroirs 
*Première recording, Canadian composer