photo credit Jack Liebeck
Muhly's Short Stuff was premiered by Jeffrey Kahane in 2009 at the Lincoln Centre in New York. A review of the concert on ConcertoNet.com described the piece as 'a brilliant toccata—with a twist. That twist comes with sudden stops in the middle of the phrase or lines. Not so much Musical Chairs as speed-bumps for the Indianapolis 500.' Sounds fun!
Rhinegold LIVE continues on 10 November with a recital by soprano Mary Bevan and pianist Richard Peirson.