Mystic Streams

1996
Label: Wellspringe Productions (main website) (mobile website)
Order No: WEL001

Christina Petrowska Quilico, piano

A collection of 20th century solo piano music featuring works by three Canadian composers - Gellman, Koprowski and Southam.


Steven Gellman: Fantasia on a Theme of Robert Schumann

György Ligeti:
    Étude 5: Arc-en-ciel (Piano Etudes, Book 1)
    Étude 2: Fanfares (Piano Etudes, Book 1)

Toru Takemitsu: Les yeux clos

Ann Southam: Rivers, Book 3, No. 8

Frederick Rzweski: The Turtle and the Crane

Peter Paul Koprowski: Rhapsody on a Theme of Brahms

Fanfare Magazine
"Christina Petrowska Quilico is a marvelous pianist.....she has her own ideas and is not willing to adopt accepted interpretive practices by rote. Petrowska Quilico exhibits enormous strength, stamina and an amazingly crisp, clean articulation. I admire her advocacy of unknown composers."

- Art Lange, Fanfare Magazine
The Turtle and the Crane
« …les ostinati furibonds, sur une seule note ou de petits groupes, et sur de longues périodes, exaltent un minimalisme beaucoup plus formel qu'évocateur, évoquant davantage les expériences extrêmes de Terry Riley. Très différent de la versatilité extrême de son célèbre et monumental cycle de variations sur El pueblo unido jamás será vencido. »

TRANSLATION: “...the angry ostinati on a single note or small groups, and on long periods, elevate a minimalism much more formal than evocative, further evoking the extreme experiences of Terry Riley.  Very different from the extrmed versatility of his celebrated and monumental cycle of variations on El pueblo unido jamás será vencido (The People United will never be defeated).
Rivers, Book 3: No.8
« Un mouvement perpétuel fascinant, imitant explicitement les flux cycliques de l'eau vive. Quoique pas du tout friand de minimalisme, il est difficile de ne pas se sentir emporté. »    

TRANSLATION: “A fascinating perpetual movement, imitating exactly the cyclical flux of flowing water. Although (I am) not fond of minimalism, it is difficult not to feel carried off.”
Diare sur sol
«  Un formidable disque de piano … une superbe Rhapsodie sur un thème de Brahms, semi-romantique, de Peter Paul Koprowski ».

– David LeMarrec, Diare sur sol  

TRANSLATION: “A formidable piano disc…  a superb, semi-romantic Rhapsody on a Theme of Brahms, by Peter Paul Koprowski.”