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James Mathis In Concert


Release Date: 12/24/2002 
Label:  Pierian   Catalog #: 11/12   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachFranz SchubertRobert SchumannClaude Debussy,   ... 
Performer:  James MathisHerbert HarrisGeorge Pappa-Stavrou
Conductor:  John Barnett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Orchestral Association
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 57 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Thrilling performances by an extraordinary pianist and colleague" proclaims the great Van Cliburn as an introduction to this 2 CD set. James Mathis was born in Dallas in 1933 and by the time he was 34 years of age he had performed as soloist under many of the great conductors of the time including Barbirolli, Solti and Dorati, and given recitals in most of the major concert halls in this country and Europe. He began his studies with Dr. Paul van Katwijk who was a former conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (1925-1937). Later he went to New York where he studied at Juilliard with Olga Samaroff-Stokowski and then the incomparable Rosina Lhevinne. After completing his Masters Degree at the Juilliard School, he went to study in Rome and Read more Vienna with Carlo Zecchi, the teacher of among others John Ogden, Peter Frankl and Joseph Kalichstein. He returned to this country in 1962 and gave his Carnegie Hall debut that same year. Alan Rich wrote: "Mr. Mathis served immediate notice last night that he is someone to reckon with on his own. He chose an admirable blend of showpieces and think-pieces for his first program and - wonder of wonders - shone even more brightly in the latter works than in the former. His playing of Schubert's `little' A Major Sonata was a pure delight. His touch was light and even, his way of caressing the music's wondrous accents was totally beguiling. Rarely has this blithe masterpiece sounded so sweetly. To hear a young pianist approach this music so intelligently, so lovingly arouses new confidence in the future of such repertory." Mathis currently spends most of his time back in his native Texas devoting the bulk of his energies to teaching; sharing his love of music. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major, BWV 564 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  James Mathis (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; ?Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/17/1962 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
2. Sonata for Piano in A major, D 664/Op. 120 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  James Mathis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819/1825; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/17/1962 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
3. Kreisleriana, Op. 16 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  James Mathis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/17/1962 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
4. Préludes, Book 2: no 8, Ondine by Claude Debussy
Performer:  James Mathis (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 
Date of Recording: 01/17/1962 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
5. Préludes, Book 2: no 3, La puerta del vino by Claude Debussy
Performer:  James Mathis (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 
Date of Recording: 01/17/1962 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
6. Préludes, Book 2: no 7, La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  James Mathis (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 
Date of Recording: 01/17/1962 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
7. Préludes, Book 2: no 12, Feux d'artifice by Claude Debussy
Performer:  James Mathis (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 
Date of Recording: 01/17/1962 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
8. Sonata for Piano "Three Page" by Charles Ives
Performer:  Herbert Harris (Bells), James Mathis (Piano), George Pappa-Stavrou (Keyboard)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/17/1962 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
9. Sonata for Piano no 3 in A minor, Op. 28 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  James Mathis (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907/1917; Russia 
Date of Recording: 01/17/1962 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
10. Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 5 in G major, Moderato by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  James Mathis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
Date of Recording: 01/17/1962 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
11. Sonata for Harpsichord in A major, K 113/L 345 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  James Mathis (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Date of Recording: 01/17/1962 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
12. A prole do bebê, Book 1, W 140: no 7, Polichinelle by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  James Mathis (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; Brazil 
Date of Recording: 01/17/1962 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
13. Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  James Mathis (Piano)
Conductor:  John Barnett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Orchestral Association
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/22/1963 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
14. Concerto for Piano no 1 in D flat major, Op. 10 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  James Mathis (Piano)
Conductor:  John Barnett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Orchestral Association
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1912; Russia 
Date of Recording: 01/22/1963 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 

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