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Souvenirs / Roger Rundle


Release Date: 06/23/1998 
Label:  Leonarda   Catalog #: 344   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Domenico ScarlattiWolfgang Amadeus MozartLudwig van BeethovenRobert Schumann,   ... 
Performer:  Roger Rundle
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

SOUVENIRS is a delectable collection of miniatures that cover a wide range of musical styles from the Baroque to the 20th century. The CD opens with the Sonata in E Major by Domenico Scarlatti--a favorite among many pianists, most notably Dinu Lipatti--played with felicitous dexterity by Roger Rundle. Mozart's fetching Rondo in D major is given an exuberant reading. Next on this recital is an appropriately grave reading of the Adagio cantabile from Beethoven's 'Pathétique' sonata which is then followed by a vibrant rendition of Schumann's "Aufschwung." Other standouts include a performance of Rachmaninov's Prelude in C-sharp minor which brings Vladimir Horowitz to mind. Debussy's 'Clair de Lune' reveals Rundle's sensitive skills as a master Read more of the French idiom, while another Iberian work, "Danse du Meunier" by Falla, is given a rousing performance. Perhaps the highlights of the disc are the final two selections: a Barcarolle from the relatively obscure R. Nathaniel Dett whose métier was the use of Negro themes within a neoromantic context, and Rundle's swaggering and whimsical version of Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue.' Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Harpsichord in E major, K 380/L 23 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Roger Rundle (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  Swope Hall, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
2. Rondo for Piano no 1 in D major, K 485 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Roger Rundle (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  Swope Hall, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
3. Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": 2nd movement, Adagio cantabile by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Roger Rundle (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  Swope Hall, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania 
Length: 5 Minutes 42 Secs. 
4. Phantasiestücke (8) for Piano, Op. 12: no 2, Aufschwung by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Roger Rundle (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  Swope Hall, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
5. Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 118: no 2, Intermezzo in A major by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Roger Rundle (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  Swope Hall, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania 
Length: 6 Minutes 46 Secs. 
6. Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3: no 2, Prélude in C sharp minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Roger Rundle (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  Swope Hall, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
7. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 8, Op. 65: no 6, Wedding day at Trolhaugen by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Roger Rundle (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; Norway 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  Swope Hall, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania 
Length: 5 Minutes 40 Secs. 
8. Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Roger Rundle (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  Swope Hall, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania 
Length: 5 Minutes 21 Secs. 
9. Les soirées de Nazelles: Le gout du malheur by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Roger Rundle (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  Swope Hall, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
10. El sombrero de tres picos: Miller's Dance "Farruca" by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Roger Rundle (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; Spain 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  Swope Hall, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
11. Goyescas for Piano, Op. 11: Book 1 - no 4, Quejas ó la maja y el ruiseñor by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Roger Rundle (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914-1916; Spain 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  Swope Hall, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania 
Length: 6 Minutes 8 Secs. 
12. Hojas de album (6), Op. 165 "España": no 2, Tango by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Roger Rundle (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; London, England 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  Swope Hall, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
13. In the Bottoms: no 4, Barcarolle "Morning" by R. Nathaniel Dett
Performer:  Roger Rundle (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1913; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  Swope Hall, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania 
Length: 6 Minutes 49 Secs. 
14. Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
Performer:  Roger Rundle (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  Swope Hall, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania 
Length: 9 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Notes: An abbreviated version of this work is performed in this recording. 

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