Seeking Refuge: Solo Piano Music for Human Rights
Group Name Ruth Morrow, piano
Album ID - 55589-MCD

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DR. RUTH E. MORROW, is the Dolores P., D; Phil and Aurora S. Bolin Distinguished Chair of Piano at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX, where she teaches piano, related piano courses, analysis of musical form, and western and world music. Additionally, she teaches private piano students ages three through 80 from the Wichita Falls area and judges throughout Texas and Oklahoma for various music organizations and festivals. She teaches piano and Feldenkrais® at the Indiana University Piano Academy in Bloomington, Indiana, each summer. Dr. Morrow is a consummate solo performer and collaborative pianist, giving numerous concerts annually in the Americas and abroad. With a background spanning most musical styles, she is equally at home with the music of living composers as that of the established masters and remains in demand as recitalist, collaborative pianist, and lecturer. She gives master classes and lectures on topics such as silence, piano music and human rights, ragtime, and movement in addition to performing, and enjoys working with students to make them more at ease in both practice and performance. She was invited to perform Schumanns Piano Concerto in a minor, Op. 54 with the Orquestra Sinfonica de Oriente in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba in the fall of 2017. Gisborne, New Zealand, and the island of Grenada, West Indies, have hosted Dr. Morrow for week-long residencies including performances, master classes, festivals, and workshops. In addition to her numerous musical endeavors, Dr. Morrow is an avid marathon and half-marathon runner. She has finished a marathon in all 50 states and on all seven continents, finished half marathons in the States in October 2014 and finished the continents in December 2017. Dr. Morrow is owned by two polydactyl tabby cats, Clara and the eternal spirit of Ernestine. She holds degrees from Indiana University, the Eastman School of Music, and Whitman College.

Aghavni (Doves)
1 . I . 1910
2 . II . 1915
3 . III . 1986

4 . The Cherokee Variation from The Four Moons

Seeking Refuge
5 . I . Flight
6 . II . Journey
7 . III . Hope/Worry/Prayer
8 . IV . Despair/Separation

Sonata 27 April 1945
9 . I . Bewegt
10 . II . Presto assai (Scherzo)
11 . III . Marcia funebre (lento)
12 . IV . Allegro risoluto (Zweiter Fassung)

13 . Troubled Water