Griffes: Winter Landscape

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Charles Tomlinson Griffes: The Vale Of Dreams

Charles Tomlinson Griffes: The Vale Of Dreams

Piano Music


Griffes:

Tone-Pictures (3), Op. 5

Winter Landscape

Fantasy Pieces, Op. 6

Rhapsody in B minor

De Profundis

Roman Sketches, Op. 7

Piano Sonata in F sharp minor


Emanuele Torquati (piano)

Charles Tomlinson Griffes (1884-1920) was one of the most original and well-known romantic American composers. Born into a wealthy family he started studying the piano at an early age, and went to Europe for further education, an essential rite of passage for any aspiring American musician. In Europe he got acquainted with the Avant Garde of that time: Debussy, Ravel, Scriabin, Schoenberg. On his return in the States he developed his own personal style, influenced by his love for literature and poetry.

Griffes’ style is fundamentally romantic, with occasional influences of impressionism. This new recording contains his complete works for piano: the ambitious Piano Sonata and several collections of character pieces with titles such as “The Lake at Evening” and “The Vale of Dreams”.

Excellent performances by Italian pianist Emanuele Torquati, who already made successful recordings for Brilliant Classics of piano music by Roussel (BC94329) and Zemlinsky (BC95067).

Booklet notes written by the artist, in both English and Italian.

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Brilliant Classics - 95349BR

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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

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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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