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Alvin Singleton "Changing Faces"

Ursula Oppens

Alvin Singleton "Changing Faces"

Ursula Oppens Performs and Discusses Alvin Singleton "Changing Faces" Alvin Singleton's “Changing Faces,” is available in a collection (also called Changing Faces) of shorter pieces by major American composers. This piece is more or less minimalist; the same figure repeats quite often and then changes. She found it difficult to learn, because when she gets to the tenth or eleventh repetition of the figure, she begins falling apart. She loves this short but difficult piece. Alvin Singleton, a good friend, did write a concerto for Ursula called “Blues Concert” which she recorded with the Detroit Symphony. He's written longer piano pieces, “so he is someone we should pay attention to.”