Still Waters

Composed in:
solo piano
5 minutes
Doblinger Music Publishers, Vienna (catalog # 01 680)
Commissioned by:
Premiere performance:
09/28/2010 at Piano Spheres in Los Angeles, CA by Gloria Cheng - piano
CD recording:
Gernot Wolfgang, SHORT STORIES, Albany Records TROY1248


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” … Gernot Wolfgang’s short Still Waters recalls an old adage: to gain attention, speak softly. The exquisite work depicts a barely interrupted still lake. A two-note motif of complex but soft chords floats in ever changing harmonics. Impressionistic and atonal, the work suggests the expanding ripples by the frisson of its chords. Pianist Gloria Cheng imbued the lovely work with a Zen-like calm.”

Rodney Punt, LA Opus

Still Waters, superbly performed here by pianist Gloria Cheng, is a very fine piece of music. Taking advantage of the solo piano’s greater flexibility as concerns timing and space, Wolfgang constructs an introspective soundscape that allows the listener to think and to breathe along with the performer.”

Ryan Romine, The Double Reed

” … interesting in the thickness of its textures and its darkish sonorities.”

Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times