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Milhaud: Piano Music / William Bolcom


Release Date: 05/07/1992 
Label:  Nonesuch   Catalog #: 71316   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Darius Milhaud
Performer:  William Bolcom
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 42 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Now that Nonesuch has begun releasing older LP material on CD, we can look forward to having such welcome items available as this delicious product of Era of Sterne I. There are other arrangements of some of this music, of course—such as the orchestral version of the macaronically entitled Saudades, for example—but it is in their piano guises that they seem purest and most direct. Bolcom, whose credentials as a player and composer of rags have been amply demonstrated long ago, takes to the rhythms of these sweetly nuanced suites of miniatures like an American eagle to a tropical updraft; his original and excellent notes are included; and what more is there to say?

-- John Ditsky, FANFARE [5/1989]
Now that Nonesuch has begun releasing older LP material on CD, we can look forward to having such welcome items available as this delicious product of Era of Sterne I. There are other arrangements of some of this music, of course—such as the orchestral version of the macaronically entitled Saudades, for example—but it is in their piano guises that they seem purest and most direct. Bolcom, whose credentials as a player and composer of rags have been amply demonstrated long ago, takes to the rhythms of these sweetly nuanced suites of miniatures like an American eagle to a tropical updraft; his original and excellent notes are included; and what more is there to say?

-- John Ditsky, FANFARE [5/1989] Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Le printemps I for Piano, Op. 25 by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  William Bolcom (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1919; France 
2.
Rag Caprices (3) for Piano, Op. 78 by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  William Bolcom (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922; France 
3.
Saudades do Brasil, Op. 67 by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  William Bolcom (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920-1921; France 

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