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Norman Lloyd, Peter Mennin: Piano Music / Myron Silberstein

Lloyd / Mennin
Release Date: 05/27/2014 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559763   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Norman LloydPeter Mennin
Performer:  Myron Silberstein
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Both Norman Lloyd and Peter Mennin were born in Pennsylvania and contributed substantially to music education, though their compositional careers took different paths. Lloyd’s Three Scenes from Memory are simple pieces suitable for elementary students, while the Five Pieces for Dance include music written for Martha Graham. The Sonata is a compelling and convincingly developed abstract work and Lloyd’s most ambitious for piano. Peter Mennin was one of the leading symphonic composers of his generation. His remarkable Sonata for Piano ranks among the great American contributions to the genre. Mennin’s Symphonies Nos. 3 and 7 can be heard on Naxos 8.559718. Both Norman Lloyd and Peter Mennin were born in Pennsylvania and contributed substantially to music education, though their compositional careers took different paths. Lloyd’s Three Scenes from Memory are simple pieces suitable for elementary students, while the Five Pieces for Dance include music written for Martha Graham. The Sonata is a compelling and convincingly developed abstract work and Lloyd’s most ambitious for piano. Peter Mennin was one of the leading symphonic composers of his generation. His remarkable Sonata for Piano ranks among the great American contributions to the genre. Mennin’s Symphonies Nos. 3 and 7 can be heard on Naxos 8.559718. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Scenes from Memory (3) by Norman Lloyd
Performer:  Myron Silberstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
2. Pieces for Dance (5) by Norman Lloyd
Performer:  Myron Silberstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1938 
3. Episodes by Norman Lloyd
Performer:  Myron Silberstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
4. Sonata for Piano by Norman Lloyd
Performer:  Myron Silberstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958 
5. Pieces (5) for Piano by Peter Mennin
Performer:  Myron Silberstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949 
6. Sonata for Piano by Peter Mennin
Performer:  Myron Silberstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963 

Sound Samples

3 Scenes from Memory: No. 1. Winter Landscape
3 Scenes from Memory: No. 2. Sad Carrousel
3 Scenes from Memory: No. 3. City Street
5 Pieces for Dance: No. 1. Puritan Hymn: Dance for Five
5 Pieces for Dance: No. 2. Blues
5 Pieces for Dance: No. 3. Piping Tune: Tune for the Open Air
5 Pieces for Dance: No. 4. Dance Hall Study
5 Pieces for Dance: No. 5. Theme and Variations
Episodes: No. 1. Slowly, but with motion
Episodes: No. 2. Lento
Episodes: No. 3. Whimsically
Episodes: No. 4. Slowly
Episodes: No. 5. Gaily
Piano Sonata: I. Allegro
Piano Sonata: II. Slowly and freely
Piano Sonata: III. Roughly; With a rhythmic drive
5 Pieces: No. 1. Prelude
5 Pieces: No. 2. Aria
5 Pieces: No. 3. Variation-Canzona
5 Pieces: No. 4. Canto
5 Pieces: No. 5. Toccata
Piano Sonata: I. Poco moderato; Allegro
Piano Sonata: II. Adagio
Piano Sonata: III. Veloce

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