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Toccatas: Modern American Music For Harpsichord / Vinikour [CD & Blu-ray Audio]

Powell / Vinikour,Jory
Release Date: 10/29/2013 
Label:  Sono Luminus   Catalog #: 92174   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Mel PowellHenry CowellNed RoremSamuel Adler,   ... 
Performer:  Jory Vinikour
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This set includes a blu-ray audio CD playable on blu-ray players only and a standard CD playable on all CD players.

Sono Luminus presents this engaging and exciting grouping of modern works for the harpsichord that takes full advantage of all of the tonal and harmonic characteristics of this dynamic instrument. This virtuosic performance by GRAMMY® nominated harpsichordist Jory Vinikour. This album brings a new musical spin to the instrument which is better associated with Bach, Rameau, and Couperin, than rousing composers here. Towards the beginning of the 20th century, after more than a century of obscurity, the harpsichord enjoyed a conspicuous revival. This spirit of revival continues in this latest Sono Luminus release,
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Works on This Recording

1.
Recitative and Toccata Percossa by Mel Powell
Performer:  Jory Vinikour (Harpsichord)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953 
2.
Set of Four: Ostinato by Henry Cowell
Performer:  Jory Vinikour (Harpsichord)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960 
3.
Spiders by Ned Rorem
Performer:  Jory Vinikour (Harpsichord)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968 
4.
Sonata for Harpsichord by Samuel Adler
Performer:  Jory Vinikour (Harpsichord)
Period: 20th Century 
5.
Profiles by Robert Muczynski
Performer:  Jory Vinikour (Harpsichord)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982 
6.
Movements (3) for Harpsichord by Thomas Benjamin
Performer:  Jory Vinikour (Harpsichord)
7.
Saraband by Robert Moevs
Performer:  Jory Vinikour (Harpsichord)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986 
8.
Gyre by Stephen Blumberg
Performer:  Jory Vinikour (Harpsichord)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991 
9.
Tourbillon Galaxy by Patricia Morehead
Performer:  Jory Vinikour (Harpsichord)
Written: 2012 
10.
Toccatas (5) for Harpsichord by Harold Meltzer
Performer:  Jory Vinikour (Harpsichord)
Written: 2005 

Sound Samples

Recitative and Toccata Percossa
Set of Four: Ostinato
Spiders
Harpsichord Sonata: I. Fast, very rhythmic
Harpsichord Sonata: II. Slowly and expressively
Harpsichord Sonata: III. Very fast
Profiles: I. Moderato
Profiles: II. Allegro
3 Movements: No. 1. Prelude
3 Movements: No. 2. Cantilena
3 Movements: No. 3. Toccata
Saraband
Gyre
Tourbillon Galaxy
5 Toccatas: No. 1. -
5 Toccatas: No. 2. -
5 Toccatas: No. 3. -
5 Toccatas: No. 4. -
5 Toccatas: No. 5. -

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