4Tay Records is proud to release a new CD of Haskell Small’s superb performance of J.S. Bach’s The Goldberg Variations and his own 25 Preludes (which is, in part, structurally modeled after the Goldberg Variations). This will join Mr. Small’s critically acclaimed CD The Twisted Pine Branch on the 4Tay label.
Hailed by England's Musical Times for his "dazzlingly prodigious technique", Haskell Small first came to public attention after winning the Pittsburgh Concert Society auditions at the age of 21. A recipient of a solo recitalist grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and a semifinalist in the Johann Sebastian Bach International Piano Competition, Haskell Small's concerts throughout the United States, including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, National Gallery of Art, the Kennedy Center, and the Spoleto Festival have won him an enthusiastic following. Mr. Small was featured in the PBS television special "A Celebration of the Piano", taped at Wolf Trap. In recent seasons, Mr. Small has made several tours of Japan and performed recitals in Paris and London.
Following Small's premiere performance, Tim Page of The Washington Post lauded the composer’s Symphony for Solo Piano as a serious and substantial composition that deserves a permanent place in the keyboard repertory.