Griffes: Roman Sketches, Op. 7

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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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American Classics

American Classics


Barber, S:

Piano Sonata, Op. 26

Copland:

Piano Variations

Griffes:

Roman Sketches, Op. 7

Weber, B:

Fantasia (Variations)


Lori Sims (piano)

This new release presents Lori Sims, gold medalist of the 1998 Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition performing American Classics.

Two Pianists - TP1039152

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Winston Choi

Winston Choi


Debussy:

Images pour piano - Book 2

Griffes:

Roman Sketches, Op. 7

Schmitt, F:

À la memoire de Claude Debussy, Op. 70 No. 1

Scriabin:

Piano Sonata No. 5 in F sharp major, Op. 53

Szymanowski:

Métopes Op. 29 (Trois poèmes pour piano)


Winston Choi (piano)

Honens - Honens200302CD

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An American Portrait

An American Portrait


Beach, A:

Piano Pieces (3), Op. 128

Gershwin:

Preludes (3)

Gottschalk, L:

Le banjo - fantaisie grotesque, Op. 15 (RO22)

Griffes:

Roman Sketches, Op. 7

Guion:

The Arkansas Traveler

Hoiby:

Narrative, Op. 41

Still, W G:

Seven Traceries


Richard Crosby (piano)

Ravello Records - The Capstone Collection - RR7843

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Music of Griffes and Loeffler

Music of Griffes and Loeffler


Griffes:

The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan

Roman Sketches, Op. 7

Bacchanale

Loeffler:

Memories of my Childhood (Life in a Russian Village)

La bonne chanson


Naxos Classical Archives - 980989

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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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Piano Music of the Unknown Impressionists

Piano Music of the Unknown Impressionists


Bachelet:

Berceuse

Castelnuovo-Tedesco:

Cielo di settembre, Op. 1

Cipressi

I naviganti

Dederich:

Moonlight Through the Cedar Tree

Griffes:

Tone-Pictures (3), Op. 5

Roman Sketches, Op. 7

Palmgren:

Refrain de Berceau

Improvisation, Op. 67b No. 5

May Night, Op. 27 No. 4

The Sea


David Reeves (piano)

Fleur de Son - FDS57943

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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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Piano By The Sea

Piano By The Sea

Classical Water Masterpieces


Bennett, R R:

Barcarolle for piano

Debussy:

Préludes - Book 1: No. 10, La cathédrale engloutie

Reflets dans l'eau (No. 1 from Images pour piano - Book 1)

Fauré:

Barcarolle No. 6 in E flat major Op. 70

Griffes:

The Lake at Evening

Roman Sketches, Op. 7

Liszt:

Au lac de Wallenstadt (Années de pèlerinage I, S. 160 No. 2)

Les jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este (Années de pèlerinage III, S. 163 No. 4)

Rachmaninov:

Barcarolle in G minor. Op. 10 No. 3

Ravel:

Une barque sur l'océan (Miroirs No. 3)

Gaspard de la nuit: Ondine

Jeux d'eau


Delos - DE3242

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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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