Callisto: Solo piano music by Judith Lang Zaimont (b. 1945)
Joanne Polk has been a devoted advocate of composer Judith Lang Zaimont’s music for decades. This CD includes Zaimont’s renowned Piano Sonata, the last movement of which, titled Impronta Digitale, is a virtuosic masterpiece, and was commissioned for the 11th International Van Cliburn Competition. Also includes Hesitation Rag, a fun, jazzy piece, in the style of the turn-of-the-century (20th century, that is) ragtime style, with lots of syncopated rhythm.