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Gordon Sherwood Piano Works

Klassik Heute – Gordon Sherwood Piano Works II

He was a phenomenon, a musical solitaire, an exceptional phenomenon and also an original: Gordon Sherwood. The American composer had the best prospects of a fast-paced career, but instead he opted for a restless life. First with his wife in Africa, then alone in Asia and finally as a beggar in Paris with stopovers in Costa Rica and England. He spent his last years in a diaconal institution in Herzogsägmühle, Bavaria, where he died in 2013. Here he had found a new home, not least through the efforts of the Ingolstadt pianist Masha Dimitrieva, who - musically and legally -......

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SOON ARRIVAL: WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING

I. quarter 2021 WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING CD “Gordon Sherwood – The Complete Songs Vol. II Felicitas Breest / soprano Masha Dimitrieva / piano The second CD in the series of complete releases by the extraordinary contemporary composer Gordon Sherwood. The first CD had already received astonishing criticism from the experts. One can therefore look forward...

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“Klassik Heute” review: Gordon Sherwood – The Complete Songs Vol. I

Artistic quality: 10 Sound quality: 10 Overall impression: 10 Review: 22.08.19 Sonus Eterna 37423 1 CD • 62min • 2019 On 25 August, Illinois-born Gordon Sherwood would have turned 90. The former student of Philipp Jarnach, Aaron Copland and Goffredo Petrassi became popular in this country in his later years through the touching documentary film 'The Beggar of Paris', which traces the unique lifestyle of the composing globetrotter, who following the Indian yogi model, earned his modest money by begging in order to be able to be creatively active in the remaining time, for which he received inspiration on his......

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“The New Listener” – From the Life of a Beggar

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