We are delighted to announce the release of Lineage: Tracing Influence, a debut album by Deborah, which features the first ever recording of Iman‘s Piano Sonata (Voyage).
From Deborah’s Website:
It is with great pleasure and excitement that I announce the release of my debut solo album, Lineage: Tracing Influence, on February 22, 2021, on New Classics Records. It is available now both as a digital and physical album on Bandcamp.
Lineage: Tracing Influence features premiere recordings of two works: Saoirdhréacht Gaedhealach (Gaelic Fantasy) by Rhoda Coghill, and Piano Sonata (Voyage) by Iranian-Canadian composer Iman Habibi, alongside works by Brahms, Debussy, and Respighi. In many ways, this album has been decades in the making, with the selected repertoire encompassing a tracing of both my own musical lineage, and that of the composers and their music. Here is an excerpt from the liner notes:
“Lineage: Tracing Influence is a celebration of the multifaceted roots of both the music on the disc, and of myself as an artist: an interweaving of my ancestral lineage, my roots by marriage, my pedagogical origins, and the way in which they intersect with the inspiration behind the pieces themselves.”