American Romantics: The Boston Scene | Piano Classics PCL0080

American Romantics: The Boston Scene

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Label: Piano Classics

Cat No: PCL0080

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 26th January 2015

Contents

Works

Chadwick, George Whitefield

Pieces (5) for piano
» Dans le canot
» Les grenouilles

Foote, Arthur William

Suite no.1 in D minor, op.15

Lang, Margaret Ruthven

Rhapsody in E minor, op.21

Nevin, Ethelbert

Water Scenes, op.13

Paine, John Knowles

In the country: 10 sketches for piano, op.26
» no.1 Woodnotes
» no.2 Wayside Flowers
» no.4 The Shepherd's Lament
» no.5 Village Dance
» no.7 The Mill
» no.10 Welcome Home
Piano Pieces (3), op.41
» III Fuga giocosa

Whiting, Arthur

Bagatelles (6) for piano
» I Caprice
» II Humoresque
» III Bagatelle
» IV Idylle

Artists

Artem Belogurov (piano)

Works

Chadwick, George Whitefield

Pieces (5) for piano
» Dans le canot
» Les grenouilles

Foote, Arthur William

Suite no.1 in D minor, op.15

Lang, Margaret Ruthven

Rhapsody in E minor, op.21

Nevin, Ethelbert

Water Scenes, op.13

Paine, John Knowles

In the country: 10 sketches for piano, op.26
» no.1 Woodnotes
» no.2 Wayside Flowers
» no.4 The Shepherd's Lament
» no.5 Village Dance
» no.7 The Mill
» no.10 Welcome Home
Piano Pieces (3), op.41
» III Fuga giocosa

Whiting, Arthur

Bagatelles (6) for piano
» I Caprice
» II Humoresque
» III Bagatelle
» IV Idylle

Artists

Artem Belogurov (piano)

About

A unique collection of American romantic piano music, written largely in the last third of the 19th century, by Foote, Whiting, Paine, Chadwick and Nevin.

In a period where in Europe piano music was in the hands of towering virtuosos like Liszt, Anton Rubinstein and, later, Rachmaninov, the American scene was notably less tormented, focusing on tone painting idyllic landscapes, rural scenes and charming dance forms. These genre pieces share the same delightful characteristics as their European counterparts by Dvorak, Mendelssohn, Grieg, Gade, Sinding and others.

Young pianist Artem Belogurov (born in Latvia, grew up in Odessa/Ukraine and now lives in Boston) is a former student of Peter Serkin. For this recording he plays a beautiful period instrument, a 1873 Chickering piano. Chickering was one of the most respected and successful piano builders of the 19th century - Hans von Bülow premiered Tchaikovsky’s first piano concerto in Boston on a Chickering, and Franz Liszt owned two of their instruments.

The booklet contains extensive liner notes on the music and composers, an artist biography and information and photos of the instrument.

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