“Justin Kolb, decisive and persuasive at the keyboard, played the early Prelude at the start of a sequence of piano pieces that covered more than half a century and again proved Mr. Starer's stability of style.” — Paul Griffiths,  New York Times


Claude Debussy (1862-1918) 
Images, Book I
- Reflections in the Water  

- Homage to Rameau
- Movement 

Franz Liszt (1811-1886) 
- Commentary
Sonetto 104 del Petrarca 


Robert Starer (1924-2001) 
- Commentary
Twilight Fantasies — Premiere Recording 

Aaron Copland (1900-1990) 
- Commentary  
El Salon Mexico (Transcribed by Leonard Bernstein) —

Anton Dvorak (1841-1904) 
Waltz, Op. 54, No. 2, A minor

Moritz Moszkowski (1854-1925) 
Etude in F

Justin Kolb - Live

"Wow, can he play! From the delicacy of Debussy to the frenzy of Liszt, the orchestral sonorities of Copland to the Chopinesque dazzle of Moszkowski, Kolb demonstrates exceptional artistry in this program."

— Daily Freeman, Kingston, New York

"Starer found that 'as to Justin's playing my Twilight Fantasies, I felt totally and completely understood. Every tempo, every musical gesture, every nuance was absolutely right.' This disc is an absolute gem!"

— Pan Pipes Magazine


Mellon Music
Photo: Robert Preston




Piano Sonata (1975-1976) 
- Boldly, In Big Style
- Waywardly, Dreamily —

- Urgently 

A Suffolk Memory: A Suite of Impressions for Piano (1986) 
- The Sea, at Dusk
- The Parish Churchyard, at Night
- High Street, Noon
- Sunday Morning, from the Terrace
- Saint Edmond's -- Southwald: Concert Day
- The Maltings, Snape: Festival House Fanfares  
- The Red House
- The Sea, by Moonlight 

Epitaph, for an Artist (1999) —

Serenade, for a Morning Room (1984) —

Tune for Ten (1987) 

- With Verve
- Hymn Like
- Spirited 


William Ferris: Solo Piano Music, 1962 - 1999

"A highlight is A Suffolk Memory in which Kolb plays the eight atmospheric pieces with persuasive sympathy. Through this CD, Kolb confirms Ferris as a composer of unquestionable musicianship."

— Clavier Magazine

"The performances here are thoughtful, respectful, beautiful."

—Scott Morrison,


Albany Records
Produced in memory of Herman Shapiro.
Executive Producer: Marilyn Irvin
Cover Art: Marie Vickerilla


Sonata for Piano, No. 3 (1994)
- Gently Flowing
- Moderately Fast —

- Slow, with Declamatory Strength

From Sketches in Color, Set Two (1973)
- Khaki
- Aquamarine
- Silver and Gold

Prelude & Toccata (1946)
- Prelude
- Toccata 

The Ideal Self (1981)
Fantasy, Variations and Fugue on a Song - 

Twilight Fantasies (1985)

The Contemporary Virtuoso (1996)
- Crossing Over
- Repetition
- A Singing Tone
- Thirds
- Dots, Dashes, and Slurs
- Scales
- Skipping without Looking

Robert Starer: Solo Piano Music, 1946 - 1996

"Justin Kolb has become a champion and friend of the composer, and is the dedicatee of the Sonata No. 3, which he premiered at a Carnegie Recital Hall concert in honor of the composer's seventieth birthday. He plays all of the music with vigor, dexterity, and affection."

— Fanfare

"The Ideal Self (1981) begins as a musing, meditative fantasy and variations on one of Starer's own songs, concluding with a rousing and difficult fugue, perhaps the highpoint in Kolb's playing.... In this recording his control is excellent, and he plays all this music with expression, taste, and clarity."

— Woodstock Times

"The piano program--expertly performed by Justin Kolb, who has a long professional relationship with Starer--opens serenely, with the 1994 Sonata 3."

— American Record Guide

"The piano works, played with panache by Justin Kolb, have similarly wide stylistic range, mingling tonal and atonal elements but usually melodious and always listener-friendly."

— The Washington Post

Albany Records
Produced in memory of Herman Shapiro.
Executive Producer: Marilyn Irvin
Cover Art: Marie Vickerilla

Cindy (5:34) 
A traditional American Folksong
arranged by Mack Wilberg (born 1955) 

Justin Kolb, piano
Thomas Weisflog, piano
Aldo Mazzotti, xylophone
Michael Palencia, percussion
Jerry Fuller, double bass 

William Ferris Chorale 
William Ferris, director


To All, To Each: Part Songs from America and Britain

Live Recording, Chicago, 1993

"He plays from the heart, with power where needed, yet with a tenderness that almost brings a sigh."

— Springfield, Illinois Times





Albany Records