Griffes: Fantasy Pieces, Op. 6

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Charles Tomlinson Griffes: Piano Music

Charles Tomlinson Griffes: Piano Music


Griffes:

Three Tone Poems

Fantasy Pieces, Op. 6

Roman Sketches, Op. 7

Piano Sonata in F sharp minor

De Profundis

Winter Landscape

Three Preludes


The American composer Charles Tomlinson Griffes’s piano works represent a remarkable musical achievement. Griffes was active as a composer for little more than twelve years, and did not write prolifically, but nevertheless produced pieces of great maturity which are both concise and extraordinarily powerful, showing the contemporary European influences to which he was exposed but also demonstrating a highly individual compositional voice. His Roman Sketches Op 7 contains his most famous work, ‘The White Peacock’—an acknowledged Impressionist masterpiece—while the final movement, ‘Clouds’, clearly heralds the language of modernism.

Almost all of Griffes’s piano music is present here, and the composer has never been better served on record than by his compatriot Garrick Ohlsson, who here applies the full force of his interpretive and technical prowess.

“There are pieces here that combine the impressionism of Debussy and Ravel with the obsessive thematic working of Scriabin; others, a bit later, that suggest the primitivism of Stravinsky and Prokofiev...as Garrick Ohlsson's superb performances show, Griffes's piano writing is wonderfully fluent” The Guardian, 25th April 2013 ****

“Hugely commanding and authoritative; a landmark in every way.” MusicWeb International, 15th May 2013

“I was only a few seconds into listening to this CD...when I realised it was going to be very special indeed. Hyperion's immaculate piano sound helps, too. But Ohlsson's phrasing is perfect: no exaggeration, simply rapturous harmonic textures projecting elegant melodies...Griffes can never have sounded better.” Gramophone Magazine, June 2013

“Ohlsson's performances throughout are a judicious blend of absolute technical security and fantasy, giving especially appealing treatment to the simple melodies that emerge occasionally from Griffes's teeming textures...this disc makes a compelling case for a masterly figure in American musical history.” BBC Music Magazine, August 2013 *****

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Stephen Beus

Stephen Beus


Griffes:

Sonata (1918)

Fantasy Pieces, Op. 6

The White Peacock

The Night Winds

The Lake at Evening

Scriabin:

Piano Sonata No. 6, Op. 62

Étude Op. 8 No. 5 in E major

Étude Op. 8 No. 9 in G sharp minor

Étude Op. 8 No. 11 in B flat minor

Étude Op. 8 No. 12 in D sharp minor

Fantasy in B minor, Op. 28


Stephen Beus (piano)

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The Pleasure-Dome of Kubla Khan

The Pleasure-Dome of Kubla Khan

Piano Works of Charles Tomlinson Griffes


Griffes:

Three Tone Poems

Fantasy Pieces, Op. 6

Piano Sonata in F sharp minor

Roman Sketches, Op. 7

The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan


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Centaur - CRC2971

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Charles Tomlinson Griffes: Piano Works, Vol. 2

Charles Tomlinson Griffes: Piano Works, Vol. 2


Griffes:

The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan

Three Preludes

Piece in E major

Dance in A minor

Fantasy Pieces, Op. 6

Piece in D minor

Piece in B-flat major

Hansel und Gretel: Overture

Symphonische Phantasie (version for 2 pianos)


Michael Lewin (piano), Janice Weber (piano)

Marco Polo American Classics - 8225163

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Griffes: Piano Works, Vol. 2

Griffes: Piano Works, Vol. 2


Griffes:

The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan

Three Preludes

Piece in E major

Dance in A minor

Fantasy Pieces, Op. 6

Piece in D minor

Piece in B-flat major

Hansel und Gretel: Overture

Symphonische Phantasie (version for 2 pianos)


Michael Lewin (piano), Janice Weber (piano)

Naxos American Classics - 8559046

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