Garrick Ohlsson: Piano Music

Garrick Ohlsson: Piano Music
Title: Piano Music
Label: Hyperion
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS

The piano works of American composer Charles Tomlinson Griffes represent a remarkable musical achievement. Griffes was active as a composer for little more than twelve years. Nevertheless, he produced pieces of great maturity that are both concise and extraordinarily powerful, showing the contemporary European influences to which he was exposed but also demonstrating a highly individual compositional voice. Roman Sketches, his most famous work, includes "The White Peacock" - an acknowledged Impressionist masterpiece - while the final movement, "Clouds," heralds the language of modernism. Almost all of Griffes's piano music is present here, played by his compatriot Garrick Ohlsson, who here applies the full force of his interpretive and technical prowess.

Tracks:
1.1 The Lake at Evening :Tranquillo E Dolce (Three Tone-Pictures Op 5)
1.2 The Vale of Dreams: Sognando
1.3 The Night Winds: Presto Fuggevole
1.4 Barcarolle: Adantino, Ma Non Troppo (Fantasy Pieces Op 6)
1.5 Notturno: Tranquillamente, Ma Non Trascinato
1.6 Scherzo: Vivace E Fantastico
1.7 The White Peacock: Languidamente E Molto Rubato (Roman Sketches Op 7)
1.8 Nightfall : Lento Misterioso
1.9 The Fountain of the Acqua Paola: Allegro Moderato
1.10 Clouds : Tranquillo
1.11 Feroce-Allegro Con Moto-Tranquilamente (Piano Sonata)
1.12 Molto Tranquillo
1.13 Allegro Vivace-Appassionato-Lento-Tempo Primo-Presto
1.14 De Profundis
1.15 A Winter Landscape
1.16 I (Three Preludes)
1.17 II
1.18 III

Garrick Ohlsson: Piano Music

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