Griffes: Piano Sonata in F sharp minor

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AMERICA! Volume 3: From Modern to Pop Art

AMERICA! Volume 3: From Modern to Pop Art


Barber, S:

The Lovers, Op. 43

Agnus Dei

Berberian:

Stripsody

Bernstein:

Clarinet Sonata

Cage:

36 Mesostics re and not re Marcel Duchamp

Copland:

Piano Variations

Crumb, G:

Dream Images

Dream Images

Frank, S:

As I Was Saying

Grantham:

We Remember them

Griffes:

Piano Sonata in F sharp minor

Mac Low:

The Turtle Assymetries

Marsh, R:

Not a Soul but Ourselves

Novacek, J:

Four Rags for Two Jons


Jon Nakamatsu, Jon Manasse, Stefen Beus & Spencer Meyer

Theatre of Voices, Conspirare, Michael Sheppard, Paul Hillier

The collection is a window on American music of the 20th century, whether classical (3 doubles on harmonia mundi), blues or jazz (4 doubles on Le Chant du Monde).

Each of these anthologies focuses on the origin, purpose and evolution of America: as a haven for new immigrants, including Dvorak; for victims of Nazism and Stalinism; and the modern or the post-modern USA of John Cage, George Crumb or Leonard Bernstein, via a Broadway detour to celebrate the great musical crossroads that is George Gershwin.

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Harmonia Mundi America! - HMX2908543/44

(CD - 2 discs)

$13.00

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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 *****

Hyperion - CDA67907

(CD)

$17.00

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Griffes, Rudhyar and Ben Weber: Piano Works

Griffes, Rudhyar and Ben Weber: Piano Works


Griffes:

Piano Sonata in F sharp minor

Rudhyar:

Granites

Weber, B:

Episodes, Op. 26a


William Masselos (piano)

Recorded in 1957

Naxos Classical Archives - 980925

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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


Solungga Fang-Tzu Liu (piano)

Centaur - CRC2971

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Griffes: Piano Works, Vol. 1

Griffes: Piano Works, Vol. 1


Griffes:

Piano Sonata in F sharp minor

Three Tone Poems

De Profundis

Roman Sketches, Op. 7

Winter Landscape

Rhapsody in B minor

Barcarolle, Op. 6 No. 1

Legend

Preludes (4), Op. 40


Michael Lewin (piano)

Naxos American Classics - 8559023

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Griffes: 3 Tone Pictures, De Profundis & Sonata

Griffes: 3 Tone Pictures, De Profundis & Sonata


Griffes:

Piano Sonata in F sharp minor

The Lake at Evening

The Vale of Dreams

The Night Winds

De Profundis

Roman Sketches, Op. 7

Winter Landscape

Rhapsody in B minor

Barcarolle, Op. 6 No. 1

Legend

Prelude in B minor


Michael Lewin (piano)

Marco Polo - 8223850

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