Bolcom’s Suite of Preludes was given its World Premiere in October 2021 at Hudson Hall in Hudson, New York by Steinway Artist Jenny Lin. Composed during the Coronavirus lockdown, this nine-movement suite is comprised of miniatures that reveal the personal side of Bolcom - they contain elements of humor, obscure thematic quotes, jazz chords - all within the European American style for which the composer is known.
“Each Prelude can stand alone while each also suggests the start of something longer and more complex. The 3rd movement, Light Fantastic, raises new questions with almost every measure…the effect is mesmerizing.” — Classical Post
“Lin’s playing expresses every nuance of the musical story... Intelligent piano playing of enormous verve and emotional range.” — Audiophile Audition
“Jenny Lin is a pianist of the first rank who commands an enviably economical technique and a silvery singing sound that propels music directly to the heart.” — Washington Post