William Bolcom: The Complete Rags – Marc-André Hamelin

June 8, 2022, 9:00 am

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From the easy-going elegance of Tabby Cat Walk to the high spirits of Eubie’s Luckey Day, William Bolcom’s lifelong and affectionate homage to – and continuation of – the archetypal American genre of the rag is a guaranteed winner. Marc-André Hamelin channels his inner Eubie Blake in these exuberant accounts, and the inclusion of booklet notes by the composer himself adds to the interest and authority of an exceptional set.