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Nocturnes / Michael Landrum

Field / Landrum
Release Date: 08/28/2012 
Label:  Sono Luminus   Catalog #: 92158   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  John FieldFrédéric ChopinOttorino RespighiAlexander Scriabin,   ... 
Performer:  Michael Landrum
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sono Luminus is proud to present this two-disc set from pianist Michael Landrum, Nocturnes, bringing together a plethora of composers’ works that enliven the nocturne genre of music.

The nocturne genre has long been a topic of interest to Mr. Landrum. He has had the opportunity to share his insights into this ever-evolving repertoire on many occasions throughout the country. - Sono Luminus

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"...A professor of music at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY, Landrum has made something of a specialty of the nocturne. Of the many approaches to the form featured here, a few are highly tumultuous. Take Tcherepnin’s Nocturne Op. 2 No. 1, whose middle section consists almost exclusively of
Read more crashing octaves and sixths or sevenths, and whose outer sections are dark and foreboding. Or consider Tchaikovsky’s Nocturne in C-sharp minor, with its challenging final section. Or Bizet’s Nocturne, which builds drama like an operatic potboiler. Others here are gems of dreamy, fleeting emotions..." - WQXR Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Nocturne for Piano no 4 in A major, H 36 by John Field
Performer:  Michael Landrum (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; England 
2.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27: no 1 in C sharp minor, B 91 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Michael Landrum (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
3.
Pieces (6) for Violin and Piano: no 3, Notturno by Ottorino Respighi
Performer:  Michael Landrum (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1903 
4.
Pieces (2) for Piano left hand, Op. 9: no 2, Nocturne in D major by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Michael Landrum (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1894; Russia 
5.
Nocturne for Piano no 3 in A flat major, Op. 33 no 3 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Michael Landrum (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; France 
6.
Nocturne by Jean Françaix
Performer:  Michael Landrum (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; France 
7.
Pieces (10) for Piano, Op. 24: no 8, Nocturno by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Michael Landrum (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1903; Finland 
8.
Nocturne for Piano in D major by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Michael Landrum (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; France 
9.
Nocturne for Piano no 2 in B minor by Mily Balakirev
Performer:  Michael Landrum (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; Russia 
10.
Nocturne for Piano no 1, Op. 22 by Charles Valentin Alkan
Performer:  Michael Landrum (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; France 
11.
Nocturnes (5) for Piano: no 1, Doux et calme by Erik Satie
Performer:  Michael Landrum (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; France 
12.
Nocturnes (8) for Piano: no 1 in C major by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Michael Landrum (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; France 
13.
Little Pieces, Op. 54: no 5, Nocturne by Cyril Scott
Performer:  Michael Landrum (Piano)
14.
Lyric Pieces (6), Book 5, Op. 54: no 4, Notturno by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Michael Landrum (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Norway 
15.
Morceaux (7) de salon, Op. 10: no 1, Nocturne in A minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Michael Landrum (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893-1894; Russia 
16.
Nocturnes for Piano by Alexandre Tansman
Performer:  Michael Landrum (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
17.
Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 1 in B flat minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Michael Landrum (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
18.
Nocturne for Piano in D flat major by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Michael Landrum (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892; France 
19.
Soirées musicales, Op. 6: no 2, Notturno by Clara Wieck Schumann
Performer:  Michael Landrum (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834-1836; Germany 
20.
Nocturne no 5 in F major by Alec Rowley
Performer:  Michael Landrum (Piano)
21.
Nocturno for Piano by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Michael Landrum (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; Spain 
22.
Liebesträume for Piano, S 541: no 3, O Lieb, so lang by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michael Landrum (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany 
23.
Nocturne for Piano, Op. 33 "Homage to John Field" by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Michael Landrum (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USA 
24.
Nocturne in G sharp minor, Op. 2 no 1 by Alexander Tcherepnin
Performer:  Michael Landrum (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
25.
Morceaux (6) for Piano, Op. 19: no 4, Nocturne in C sharp minor by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Michael Landrum (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Russia 
26.
Nocturne for Piano in E Major by Norman Dello Joio
Performer:  Michael Landrum (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946 
27.
Petite Suite for Piano: no 7, Nocturne by Alexander Borodin
Performer:  Michael Landrum (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Russia 
28.
Fantasy Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 6: no 2, Notturno by Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Performer:  Michael Landrum (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; USA 
29.
Notturno for Piano in G minor by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Michael Landrum (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
30.
Poemetti: Notturno by Gian Carlo Menotti
Performer:  Michael Landrum (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
31.
Short Pieces (6) for piano: Nocturne by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Michael Landrum (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1920 
32.
Midsummer Nocturne by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Michael Landrum (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; USA 

Sound Samples

Nocturne No. 4 in A major, H. 36
Nocturne No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 1
6 Pezzi, P. 44: No. 3. Notturno
2 Pieces for the Left Hand, Op. 9: No. 2. Nocturne in D flat major
Nocturne No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 33, No. 3
Nocturne
10 Pieces, Op. 24: No. 8. Nocturno
Nocturne in D major
Nocturne No. 2 in B minor
Premier Nocturne, Op. 22
Nocturnes Nos. 1-3: Premier
Nocturnes, FP 56: No. 1 in C major
Notturno, Op. 54, No. 5
Lyric Pieces, Book 5, Op. 54: No. 4. Nocturne
Morceaux de salon, Op. 10: No. 1. Nocturne in A minor
5 Impressions: Nocturne
Nocturne No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 9, No. 1
Nocturne
Soirees musicales, Op. 6: II. Notturno
Nocturne No. 5 in F major
Nocturno
Liebestraume, S541/R211: No. 3. Nocturne in A flat major
Nocturne (Homage to John Field), Op. 33: Nocturne, Op. 33
Nocturne No. 1, Op. 2, No. 1
6 Morceaux, Op. 19: No. 4. Nocturne
Nocturne
Petite Suite: VII. Nocturne
3 Fantasy Pieces, Op. 6: No. 2. Notturno
Notturno in G minor
Poemetti: Notturno
A Little Piano Book: Nocturne
Midsummer Nocturne

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Great addition to my library August 12, 2013 By Thomas N. (Haddonfield, NJ) See All My Reviews "I can't disagree more with the one star reviewer! Many of these little gems are new to my library and for that alone I would give stars, but the playing is outstanding! I was particularly taken by the Respighi Nocturne - a beautiful modal thing that reminds me of some mid period Scriabin. There is no doubt Professor Landrum has done admirable research, his playing is sensitive and full of feeling, and I'm happy to support projects like this that open my ears to new things." Report Abuse
 NO. LISTEN TO THE SAMPLES FIRST !! January 11, 2013 By S. Pearson (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) See All My Reviews "I HEARD ONE OF THESE PIECES ON THE CLASSIC RADIO STATION; I WAS ENTHRALLED! I FLEW IMMEDIATELY TO THE WHOLE CD, AND BOUGHT THE MP3. HOWEVER...AS I BEGAN HEARING MORE ... I WAS DEEPLY DISMAYED ! SUCH GORGEOUS PIECES... BUT PLAYED SOO BADLY. HERE'S WHY: HIS FINGERS SOUNDED WOODEN. I DID NOT HEAR THE FLOW OF MUSIC...BUT RATHER HEARD A SERIES OF NOTES. IT SOUNDED AS THOUGH LANDRUM WERE PLAYING THESE FOR THE FIRST TIME... FINDING HIS WAY THROUGH THE PIECE, BUT NOT REALIZING THE SEQUENTIAL FLOW OF INTEGRATED MUSIC. I RARELY REVIEW ANYTHING. IT'S A GREAT RESPONSIBILITY, I BELIEVE. BUT I AM COMPELLED TO FOREWARN: LISTEN TO THE SAMPLES FIRST, BEFORE YOU BUY THE WHOLE THING. I COULD NOT GET PAST MORE THAN ABOUT 5 OR 6 PIECES...IT WAS TOO PAINFUL. I GAVE THIS ONE STAR FOR THE LOVELY SELECTIONS HE CHOSE. IF ONLY THESE WERE PERFORMED BY LORTIE, THIBAUDET, OHLSSOHN, (spelling?) SHELLEY, OH THERE ARE MANY..WHO COULD'VE MADE THIS THE DIVINE COLLECTION I'D HOPED FOR !" Report Abuse
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