WQXR reviews the new Joel Fan and Northwest Sinfonietta Dances for Piano and Orchestra release and named it one of last week’s albums of the week!
“American pianist Joel Fan is a veteran of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project whose tastes extent well beyond the standard repertoire. He has made several enjoyably eclectic recordings for San Francisco’s Reference Recordings label, the latest featuring an almost-forgotten genre, the single-movement dance piece for piano and orchestra. Hearing the seven remarkable selections collected here, one wonders why they aren’t heard more frequently. … The Northwest Sinfonietta, led by Christophe Chagnard, supplies spirited playing throughout.” —WQXR