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Piano Music Of Rudolf Friml / Sara Davis Buechner


Release Date: 02/10/2004 
Label:  Koch International Classics Catalog #: 7512   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Rudolf Friml
Performer:  Sara Davis Buechner
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews


The Light but Sophisticated Piano Works of Rudolf Friml
Rudolf Friml's operettas are rarely heard these days, having lost their audience some time ago, but his work for solo piano is a delight. Light and sophisticated, these works stand repeated listening; equally welcome in recital or as featured background music at a garden party. If you want instrumental music that captures "Gosford Park" without the voice of Ivor Novello, the Piano Music of Rudolf Friml is the perfect record for you.

from the New York Times Review:
"Piano works by Friml? The Prague-born composer of sentimental operettas popular on Broadway in the
Read more 1910's and 20's? I kept meaning to listen, but never got around to it. Now I have, and I can hardly stop listening. Ms. Buechner's program is a small revelation and a vindication of her devotion to Friml, a more complex figure than I had imagined... It's refreshing to hear music from the early decades of the 20th century by a composer so utterly at peace with his conservatism. There is no sense of struggle, no attempt to prove anything here. The music is what it is: something very fine. There is no struggle in Ms. Buechner's supple, articulate and nuanced performances, either, though some of these works have finger-twisting difficulties. I can't imagine this music played with more integrity and affection." - NEW YORK TIMES

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Works on This Recording

1.
Chanson for Piano by Rudolf Friml
Performer:  Sara Davis Buechner (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920 
Notes: Arranged: Rudolf Friml (1920) 
2.
Konzertwalzer, Op. 12 by Rudolf Friml
Performer:  Sara Davis Buechner (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
3.
Nocturne Amoreux by Rudolf Friml
Performer:  Sara Davis Buechner (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
4.
Staccato Etude for Piano, Op. 37 by Rudolf Friml
Performer:  Sara Davis Buechner (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
5.
Valse Mignonette, Op. 26 by Rudolf Friml
Performer:  Sara Davis Buechner (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
6.
Aubade for Piano, Op. 25 by Rudolf Friml
Performer:  Sara Davis Buechner (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
7.
Humoresque for Piano, Op. 45 by Rudolf Friml
Performer:  Sara Davis Buechner (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
8.
Morning Serenade by Rudolf Friml
Performer:  Sara Davis Buechner (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
9.
Egyptian Dance, Op. 41 by Rudolf Friml
Performer:  Sara Davis Buechner (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
10.
Cherry Blossoms by Rudolf Friml
Performer:  Sara Davis Buechner (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
11.
Katinka: Katinka by Rudolf Friml
Performer:  Sara Davis Buechner (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; USA 
Notes: Arranged: Henry Levine 
12.
Chant sans Paroles, Op. 49 by Rudolf Friml
Performer:  Sara Davis Buechner (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
13.
Valse Poétique, Op. 13 by Rudolf Friml
Performer:  Sara Davis Buechner (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
14.
Iris by Rudolf Friml
Performer:  Sara Davis Buechner (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
15.
Intermezzo for Piano, Op. 85 no 2 by Rudolf Friml
Performer:  Sara Davis Buechner (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
16.
Night in Spain by Rudolf Friml
Performer:  Sara Davis Buechner (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
17.
Valse Lucille, Op. 85 no 1 by Rudolf Friml
Performer:  Sara Davis Buechner (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
18.
La Dance des Démoiselles by Rudolf Friml
Performer:  Sara Davis Buechner (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
19.
Tschechische Tänze, Op. 29 by Rudolf Friml
Performer:  Sara Davis Buechner (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
20.
High Jinks: Something Seems "Tingle-ingleing" by Rudolf Friml
Performer:  Sara Davis Buechner (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; USA 
Notes: Arranged: Henry Levine 
21.
Réminiscence, Op. 84 no 1 by Rudolf Friml
Performer:  Sara Davis Buechner (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
22.
Water Lilies by Rudolf Friml
Performer:  Sara Davis Buechner (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 

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