Hanging Gardens press!
This is what the New York Times had to say about Hanging Gardens this past weekend:
"And if you can’t get to any concerts this weekend, you can always check out selections from new and upcoming albums of note! Jacob Greenberg, a longtime pianist for the International Contemporary Ensemble, is skilled in cutting-edge repertoire. Already in 2018, he has appeared on the premiere recording of Steve Reich’s Pulse, as well as on the composer Wang Lu’s Cloud Intimacy — a restive composition, inspired by the mechanisms of online dating.
"But Mr. Greenberg is equally compelling in more familiar pieces. In Hanging Gardens, a new double set from New Focus Recordings, he dives into Debussy, as well as works of the Second Viennese School. The entire album is imaginative, but I’ve been returning frequently to his sparkling version of Debussy’s 'Les Collines d’Anacapri,' from the first book of Préludes.
"Some of the articulations here have a stark insistence worthy of a Minimalist-minded player. There’s also a slinky seductiveness to the way he handles some of the folk-tune reveries midway through. This isn’t a retransmission of vintage ideas about Debussy, which makes it all the more gorgeous." —Seth Colter Walls