Clarinetist Richard Faria's CD Hits Top CDs of 2009 List
Mercurynews.com posted a list of its picks for the the best Classical CDs of 2009, which included Steven Hartke: "The Horse with the Lavender Eye: Piano and Chamber Music." Featured performers on the recording include School of Music clarinetist Richard Faria.
The critic wrote: "With each encounter, I'm taken with the sparkle and virtuosity, the rhythmic vitality, melodic invention and overall alertness of Hartke's music. .... The performances here, by the Los Angeles Piano Quartet, clarinetist Richard Faria, violinist Ellen Jewett and pianist Xak Bjerken are exceptional; they breathe this music."
Originally published in Intercom: Clarinetist Richard Faria's CD Hits Top CDs of 2009 List.