In his latest release, Nightbreak, acclaimed pianist Bruce Levingston has recorded an album of works that display the light and dark of the human soul. From the dramatic sound-portraits of Franz Liszts powerful and moving Vallée dObermann and Brahms anguished Edward Ballade to the world premiere recording of Philip Glasss brilliant and thrilling Dracula Suite, Levingstons virtuosic and deeply searching performance on this CD captures a panoramic range of colors and emotions. The second release in a triptych by Mr. Levingston for Sono Luminus, Nightbreak also contains Mr. Levingstons signature creative programming with elegant and poetic interpretations of nocturnes and waltzes by Liszt, Brahms and Wolfgang Rihm. In addition, he has recorded Liszts magnificent, impressionistic Les jeux deaux à la Villa dEste, a tour de force of color and chiaroscuro in sound. Bruce Levingston is one of the leading figures on the contemporary music scene. Many of the countrys most important composers have written works for him and his Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center world premiere performances of their works have won notable critical acclaim. The New York Times calls him [ one ] of todays most adventurous musicians and describes his performances as graceful, dreamy and hauntingly serene; The New Yorker describes him as a poetic pianist who has a gift for inventiveand glamorousprogramming. Following a recent performance in the historic Coolidge Auditorium at The Library of Congress, The Washington Post praised his wonderfully even touch and transparency and timeless reverie, which Levingston projected beautifully. Levingstons last CD for Sono Luminus, Heart Shadow (DSL-92137), was comprised of three major piano works inspired by literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It received high critical acclaim and was named Album of the Week by New York Citys WQXR. Zachery Lewis of The Cleveland Pain Dealer called Levingstons account of Schumanns Kreisleriana vivid and richly expressive, a notable reading and Levingstons world premiere recording of Bielawa and Wuorinen a gripping, dynamic performance. In February 2012, the final album in this three-part series, Still Sound (Pärt, Satie, Gross, Schubert, Chopin, Bolcom) will contain intimate works featuring world premiere recordings of Pulitzer Prize-winner William Bolcoms New York Lights written for Bruce Levingston, and Augusta Gross new works inspired by Satie and Pärt.