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Track Listing:

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Sisask: Piano Sonata The Milky Way op. 24 for Four Hands / 1
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Sisask: Piano Sonata The Milky Way op. 24 for Four Hands / 2
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Holst: The Planets Suite, Op. 32 / Mars, the Bringer of War
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Holst: The Planets Suite, Op. 32 / Venus, the Bringer of Peace
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Holst: The Planets Suite, Op. 32 / Mercury, the Winged Messenger
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Holst: The Planets Suite, Op. 32 / Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
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Holst: The Planets Suite, Op. 32 / Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
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Holst: The Planets Suite, Op. 32 / Uranus, the Magician
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Holst: The Planets Suite, Op. 32 / Neptune, the Mystic
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Crumb: Celestial Mechanics (Makrokosmos IV): Cosmic Dances for Amplified Piano / Alpha Centauri
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Crumb: Celestial Mechanics (Makrokosmos IV): Cosmic Dances for Amplified Piano / Beta Cygni
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Lang: Gravity

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Zoforbit


ZOFORBIT, the third album from dynamic Steinway Artist Ensemble ZOFO, follows Grammy nominees Eva-Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi as they embark on a musical voyage through the galaxy, with mesmerizing, outer space themed piano duet works by four noted composers of the 20th and 21st centuries – Gustav Holst, George Crumb, David Lang and Urmas Sisask.

Estonian composer Urmas Sisask sets the mood with the other-worldly sounds of his composition The Milky Way, featuring aurally stunning inside and outside the piano techniques that evoke a sense of the cosmos. The journey continues with original piano-four-hands arrangements of Gustav Holst's The Planets, and visits to the stars Alpha Centauri and Beta Cygni as musically envisioned by George Crumb in his duet masterpiece Celestial Mechanics(Makrokosmos IV). The space exploration concludes with David Lang's gravity, which metaphorically coaxes the listener back to earth in slow-moving patterns of descending notes.