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American Harpsichord Music Of The 20th Century / Mark Kroll


Release Date: 08/28/2001 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 457   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ellen Taaffe ZwilichGardner ReadWalter PistonLester Trimble,   ... 
Performer:  Mark KrollCarol LiebermanBruce CreditorNancy Armstrong,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The harpsichordist Mark Kroll has long been recognized as one of the central figures in the field of historical performance and early keyboard instruments. During a career spanning over 50 years, he has concertized worldwide as a harpsichordist and fortepianist, winning critical acclaim for his virtuosity and expressive playing. His many recordings include solo repertoire, violin and keyboard music with Baroque violinist Carol Lieberman, and world premiere recordings of Hummel's transcriptions of Mozart symphonies. As an educator he has served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Historical Performance at Boston University since 1977, and he is frequently invited to teach as guest professor at music academies such as Wurzburg. This Read more is his first recording of a disc devoted to just contemporary music and it is most welcome. How many remember the wonderful recording of the beautiful Trimble piece on Columbia in their modern American music series? This new performance is just as stunning and most welcome. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Fantasy for Harpsichord by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich
Performer:  Mark Kroll (Harpsichord)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1983; USA 
Length: 6 Minutes 45 Secs. 
2.
Fantasy-Toccata for Harpsichord, Op. 148 by Gardner Read
Performer:  Mark Kroll (Harpsichord)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990; USA 
Length: 6 Minutes 55 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for Violin and Piano by Walter Piston
Performer:  Mark Kroll (Harpsichord), Carol Lieberman (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; USA 
Length: 12 Minutes 23 Secs. 
4.
Fragments (4) from the Canterbury Tales by Lester Trimble
Performer:  Bruce Creditor (Clarinet), Nancy Armstrong (Soprano), Mark Kroll (Harpsichord),
Alan Weiss (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
Length: 16 Minutes 52 Secs. 
5.
Yizkor and Anima Aeterna by Robert Starer
Performer:  Alan Weiss (Flute), Mark Kroll (Harpsichord)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1992; USA 
Length: 11 Minutes 47 Secs. 
6.
Sonatas (6) for Cembalo by Lou Harrison
Performer:  Mark Kroll (Harpsichord)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934-1943; USA 
Length: 18 Minutes 23 Secs. 

Sound Samples

6 Cembalo Sonatas: Sonata No. 1: Moderato
6 Cembalo Sonatas: Sonata No. 2: Allegro
6 Cembalo Sonatas: Sonata No. 3: Moderato
6 Cembalo Sonatas: Sonata No. 4: Allegro
6 Cembalo Sonatas: Sonata No. 5: Moderato
6 Cembalo Sonatas: Sonata No. 6: Allegro
Fantasy for Harpsichord
Fantasy-Toccata
Violin Sonatina: I. Allegro leggiero
Violin Sonatina: II. Adagio espressivo
Violin Sonatina: III. Allegro vivo
Yizkor and Anima Aeterna: I. Not too slow
Yizkor and Anima Aeterna: II. Lively
4 Fragments from the Canterbury Tales: No. 1. Prologue
4 Fragments from the Canterbury Tales: No. 2. A Knyght
4 Fragments from the Canterbury Tales: No. 3. A Yong Squier
4 Fragments from the Canterbury Tales: No. 4. The Wyf of Biside Bathe

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