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Rorem: Piano Album I, Six Friends / Carolyn Enger


Release Date: 10/29/2013 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559761   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ned Rorem
Performer:  Carolyn Enger
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 51 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Ned Rorem is one of America’s most distinguished composers. He is an acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winner who has been hailed by Time magazine as “the world’s best composer of art songs.” Of his own work he has said, “I conceive all music vocally…it is always the singer within me crying to get out.” This recording features his complete Piano Album I, a series of small-scale but significant piano compositions dating from 1978 to 2001. These and the set Six Friends were largely written as gifts to friends and colleagues, forming musical sketch books which are filled with miniature masterpieces. They have echoes in Rorem’s larger works, and stand in their own right as beautiful gems which create an atmosphere of tranquility and heartfelt Read more tenderness. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Piano Album I by Ned Rorem
Performer:  Carolyn Enger (Piano)
Written: 1978-2001 
2. Six Friends by Ned Rorem
Performer:  Carolyn Enger (Piano)
Written: 2006-2007 

Sound Samples

Piano Album I: Song Without Words
Piano Album I: Carol-Pastiche
Piano Album I: Serenade for Two Paws
Piano Album I: 19 Measures for Jim
Piano Album I: Golden Notes on Nearing Fifty
Piano Album I: Another Little Song Without Words
Piano Album I: This Serpentine Etude
Piano Album I: For a Perfect Friend
Piano Album I: Marriage Measures
Piano Album I: Snapshot of Jack
Piano Album I: For Jim
Piano Album I: A Little Waltz for Jim at Fifty-Five
Piano Album I: A Melody for Shirley
A Talisman for Jim on Christmas Eve: Piano Album I:
Piano Album I: On His Birthday
Piano Album I: Ah Jim...
Piano Album I: A Berceuse for Jim at Christmas
Piano Album I: A Christmas Card for Mary and Rosemary
Piano Album I: For A Perfect Sister
Piano Album I: A Sarabande for the Only Jim in the World
Piano Album I: 60 Notes for Judy
Piano Album I: 77 Notes for Rosemary
Piano Album I: 99 Notes for the Millennium
Piano Album I: For Ben
Piano Album I: Waiting to Get Well
Piano Album I: 1 + 1 = 3
Piano Album I: 40 Chords for Mark on April First
6 Friends: For Marian
6 Friends: For Barbara
6 Friends: For Rosemary
6 Friends: For Mary
6 Friends: For Don
6 Friends: 75 Notes for Jerry

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