VIDEO PODCAST: Women Composers - Our special hour-long illustrated feature on women composers includes contributions from Diana Ambache, Gail Wein, Hilary Tann, Natalie Artemas-Polak and Victoria Bond.
NV6429 (Navona Records, CD)
FIRST RELEASE (13 May 2022)
Playing time: [c 15']
© 2022 Navona Records LLC
Main country of recording: United States of America
Reviewer: John Dante Prevedini
Review of A City of Silver & A City of Fire published on 22 June 2022
Roberta Rust, piano
Louis W Ballard (1931-2007):
1 A City of Silver
2 A City of Fire
Recorded on 12 October 1984 at Carnegie Recital Hall, New York, NY, USA.
This recording marked a monumental moment for classical music as Carnegie Hall's first presentation of music by an American Indian composer performed by an American Indian artist. Written in celebration of two cities close to the composer's heart, these works by Louis W Ballard come with a generous helping of intricate musical narratives and sentimental tones that speak clearly and thoughtfully through Roberta Rust's performance. Originally recorded in 1984, these pieces honor the late composer and spirit of those to whom they're dedicated in this live recording.