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Cascade Of Roses - A Piano Bouquet / Janice Weber


Release Date: 01/26/2010 
Label:  Sono Luminus   Catalog #: 92102  
Composer:  Joseph AscherWolfgang Amadeus MozartWalter NiemannAdolf Jensen,   ... 
Performer:  Janice Weber
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A gift not only for music lovers, Cascade of Roses: A Piano Bouquet matches piano works (many previously unrecorded) about roses to printed poetry and images of corresponding roses. This also marks the debut recording of pianist Janice Weber with Dorian Sono Luminus.

Pianist Janice Weber plays a repertoire of “rose” pieces by composers well known, vaguely known, and unknown as well as pieces recently resurrected from anonymity. These twenty-one takes on the rose are as individual as the composer, but all prevail affection for the “sweetest flower.” Examples of this are shown by how composer Eduard Poldini (1869-1957) portrays an image of blossoms nodding in the prairie wind in Beauty of the Prairies, and how “The English
Read more Gershwin” Billy Mayerl (1902-1959) enjoyed gardening, which inspired the winsome Evening Primrose (1945).

Janice Weber is a summa cum laude graduate of the Eastman School of Music. She enjoys an international career distinguished by its wide-ranging exploration of the piano literature. She has performed at the White House, Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, and throughout China. A member of the piano faculty at Boston Conservatory, she has participated in summer festivals at Tanglewood, Newport, Bard, and Husum. Her third novel, Frost the Fiddler, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and has been optioned for film. Miss Weber also produced the tones for Ivory, the bestselling virtual piano software. Her garden contains one Pierrine rose bush.

Packaged in a hardcover book, the liner notes for Cascade of Roses portray paintings by P.J. Redouté (complete with scientific classification) and poetic works by Romantic poets such as John Keats and Richard Lovelace. Cascade of Roses: A Piano Bouquet is a beautiful collection of poetic songs depicting the fragile, fragrant rose, and is sure to not only be a favorite of classical music fans but a great gift item, being an alternative to a traditional bouquet which wilts over time.
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Works on This Recording

1. Cascade of Roses, Op. 80 by Joseph Ascher
Performer:  Janice Weber (Piano)
2. Masonic Funeral Music in C minor, K 477 (479a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Janice Weber (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
3. Das weisse Haus, Op. 80: no 6, Rosen am Gartenhaus by Walter Niemann
Performer:  Janice Weber (Piano)
4. Gelbe Rosen by Walter Niemann
Performer:  Janice Weber (Piano)
5. Weisse Rose by Adolf Jensen
Performer:  Janice Weber (Piano)
6. Beauty of the Prairies by Eduard Poldini
Performer:  Janice Weber (Piano)
7. Mighty lak' a rose by Ethelbert Nevin
Performer:  Janice Weber (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; USA 
8. Les Jours pluvieux: no 10, Roses flétries by Marie Jaëll
Performer:  Janice Weber (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894 
9. Rose Leaf Rag by Scott Joplin
Performer:  Janice Weber (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; USA 
10. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Janice Weber (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
11. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Janice Weber (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
12. Woodland Sketches, Op. 51: no 1, To a Wild Rose by Edward MacDowell
Performer:  Janice Weber (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; USA 
13. Così fan tutte, K 588: Un' aura amorosa by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Janice Weber (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
14. Damask Rose by Dale,
Performer:  Janice Weber (Piano)
15. Appalachia: Big Bunch of Roses by Work, John Wesley, Jr.
Performer:  Janice Weber (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
16. Roses of Picardy by Haydn Wood
Performer:  Janice Weber (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916; England 
17. Evening Primrose by William Joseph Mayerl
Performer:  Janice Weber (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; England 
18. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Der Hölle Rache by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Janice Weber (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
19. La rose de blida by Reynaldo Hahn
Performer:  Janice Weber (Piano)
20. Das Spitzentuch der Königin: Rosen aus dem Süden Waltzes, Op. 388 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Janice Weber (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arranger: Giesen. 
21. Die Rose (Schubert, D 745) for Piano, S 556 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Janice Weber (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833 
22. Last Rose of Summer by De Regge,
Performer:  Janice Weber (Piano)

Sound Samples

The Cascade of Roses, Op. 80
Das Madchen im Rosengarten
Das weisse Haus, Op. 80: No 6. Rosen am Gartenhaus
Gelbe Rosen
Weisse Rose
Beauty of the Prairies
Mighty Lak' a Rose: Mighty lak' a Rose
Les Jours pluvieux: No. 10. Roses fletres (Faded Roses)
Rose Leaf Rag
Rose of Yesteryear
Les roses et les epines (The Rose and the Thorns)
Woodland Sketches, Op. 51: No. 1. To a Wild Rose
Yellow Rose
Damask Rose
Big Bunch of Roses
Roses of Picardy
Evening Primrose
Midnight Rose Waltz
La rose de blida
Rosen aus dem Suden (Roses from the South), Op. 388 (arr. H. Giesen)
Schubert - Die Rose, S556/R241
The Last Rose of Summer

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