Cascade of Roses

Dorian Sono Luminus: DSL92102

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Cascade of Roses

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26th April 2010




70 minutes


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Cascade of Roses

A Piano Bouquet

1. The Cascade of Roses - Ascher - 3:03

2. Das Mädchen im Rosengarten - Kaski - 1:41

3. Rosen am Gartenhaus - Niemann - 1:28

4. Gelbe Rosen - Niemann - 1:54

5. Weisse Rose - Jensen - 2:21

6. Beauty of the Prairies - Poldini - 1:29

7. Mighty Lak’ a Rose - Nevin - 1:28

8. Roses Flétries - Jaëll - 2:09

9. Rose Leaf Rag - Joplin - 3:15

10. Rose of Yesteryear - Loomis - 2:11

11. Les Roses et Les Épines - Zarembski - 2:17

12. To a Wild Rose - MacDowell - 1:32

13. Yellow Rose (Mazurka) - Griffis - 2:21

14. Damask Rose (Reverie) - Dale - 4:31

15. Big Bunch of Roses - Work - 1:34

16. Roses of Picardy - Wood - 2:58

17. Evening Primrose - Mayerl - 3:33

18. Midnight Roses Waltz - D’Erlanger - 6:40

19. La Rose de Blida - Hahn - 1:54

20. Roses from the South - Strauss/Giesen - 8:48

21. Die Rose - Schubert/Liszt - 3:45

22. The Last Rose of Summer - De Regge - 9:17

Janice Weber (piano)

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A gift not only for music lovers, Cascade of Roses: A Piano Bouquet matches piano works (many previously unrecorded) about roses to printed poetry and images of corresponding roses. This also marks the debut recording of pianist Janice Weber with Dorian Sono Luminus.

Pianist Janice Weber plays a repertoire of “rose” pieces by composers well known, vaguely known, and unknown as well as pieces recently resurrected from anonymity. These twenty-one takes on the rose are as individual as the composer, but all prevail affection for the “sweetest flower.” Examples of this are shown by how composer Eduard Poldini (1869-1957) portrays an image of blossoms nodding in the prairie wind in Beauty of the Prairies, and how “The English Gershwin” Billy Mayerl (1902-1959) enjoyed gardening, which inspired the winsome Evening Primrose (1945). Janice Weber is a summa cum laude graduate of the Eastman School of Music. She enjoys an international career distinguished by its wide-ranging exploration of the piano literature. She has performed at the White House, Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, and throughout China. A member of the piano faculty at Boston Conservatory, she has participated in summer festivals at Tanglewood, Newport, Bard, and Husum. Her third novel, Frost the Fiddler, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and has been optioned for film. Miss Weber also produced the tones for Ivory, the bestselling virtual piano software. Her garden contains one Pierrine rose bush.

Packaged in a hardcover book, the liner notes for Cascade of Roses portray paintings by P.J. Redouté (complete with scientific classification) and poetic works by Romantic poets such as John Keats and Richard Lovelace.

Cascade of Roses: A Piano Bouquet is a beautiful collection of poetic songs depicting the fragile, fragrant rose, and is sure to not only be a favorite of classical music fans but a great gift item, being an alternative to a traditional bouquet which wilts over time. Perfect for the classical music lover, the rose enthusiast and a romantic gift, review copies will be sent to gardening and flower publications, rose society chapters, and standard Classical music magazines.

Joseph Ascher: The Cascade of Roses, Op. 80

The Cascade of Roses, Op. 80

Heino Kaski: Das Madchen im Rosengarten

Das Madchen im Rosengarten

Walter Niemann: Das weisse Haus, Op. 80

Das weisse Haus, Op. 80: No 6. Rosen am Gartenhaus

Walter Niemann: Gelbe Rosen

Gelbe Rosen

Adolf Jensen: Weisse Rose

Weisse Rose

Ede Poldini: Beauty of the Prairies

Beauty of the Prairies

Ethelbert Nevin: Mighty Lak' a Rose

Mighty lak' a Rose

Marie Trautmann Jaell: Les Jours pluvieux

Les Jours pluvieux: No. 10. Roses fletres (Faded Roses)

Scott Joplin: Rose Leaf Rag

Rose Leaf Rag

Harvey Worthington Loomis: Rose of Yesteryear

Rose of Yesteryear

Julius Zarembski: Les roses et les epines (The Rose and the Thorns)

Les roses et les epines (The Rose and the Thorns)

Edward MacDowell: Woodland Sketches, Op. 51

Woodland Sketches, Op. 51: No. 1. To a Wild Rose

Elliott Griffis: Yellow Rose

Yellow Rose

Ernest Dale: Damask Rose

Damask Rose

John Wesley Work: Big Bunch of Roses

Big Bunch of Roses

Haydn Wood: Roses of Picardy

Roses of Picardy

Billy Joseph Mayerl: Evening Primrose

Evening Primrose

Frederick D'Erlanger: Midnight Rose Waltz

Midnight Rose Waltz

Reynaldo Hahn: La rose de blida

La rose de blida

Hubert Giesen: Rosen aus dem Suden (Roses from the South), Op. 388 (arr. H. Giesen)

Rosen aus dem Suden (Roses from the South), Op. 388 (arr. H. Giesen)

Franz Liszt: Schubert - Die Rose, S556/R241

Schubert - Die Rose, S556/R241

Ernest De Regge: The Last Rose of Summer

The Last Rose of Summer

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