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American Recital, Vol. 2 / Murtfeld


Release Date: 06/02/2017 
Label:  Audite   Catalog #: 97740  
Composer:  Alexander ReinagleEdward MacDowellGeorge AntheilCharles Ives,   ... 
Performer:  Ulrich Roman Murtfeld
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Following his first album of North American piano music of 2014, Ulrich Roman Murtfeld now presents a second album showcasing the boundless wealth of this repertoire. The pieces presented here span 150 years, ranging from sonatas by the British-born American composer Alexander Reinagle, written in 1790, to works by Roger Sessions, one of the most significant representatives of academic American modernism. By including works by Edward MacDowell and Charles Ives, Murtfeld contrasts two composers working at the turn of the twentieth century whose artistic response to the question of national identity in American music could not be more different. George Antheil's brief and brilliant Jazz Sonata concludes the programme: it served as a musical Read more calling card for the ''bad boy of music'' in 1922, unambiguously declaring the American avant-garde's call to be heard by the Old World. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 1 in D "Philadelphia" by Alexander Reinagle
Performer:  Ulrich Roman Murtfeld (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1786; USA 
2.
Woodland Sketches, Op. 51: no 6, To a Water-lily by Edward MacDowell
Performer:  Ulrich Roman Murtfeld (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; USA 
3.
Woodland Sketches, Op. 51: no 1, To a Wild Rose by Edward MacDowell
Performer:  Ulrich Roman Murtfeld (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; USA 
4.
Virtuosen-Etüden (12) for Piano, Op. 46: No. 2, Moto perpetuo by Edward MacDowell
Performer:  Ulrich Roman Murtfeld (Piano)
5.
Virtuosen-Etüden (12) for Piano, Op. 46: No. 10, March Wind by Edward MacDowell
Performer:  Ulrich Roman Murtfeld (Piano)
6.
New England Idyls (10), Op 62 by Edward MacDowell
Performer:  Ulrich Roman Murtfeld (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; USA 
7.
Jazz Sonata by George Antheil
Performer:  Ulrich Roman Murtfeld (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; USA 
8.
Sonata for Piano "Three Page" by Charles Ives
Performer:  Ulrich Roman Murtfeld (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; USA 
9.
From My Diary by Roger Sessions
Performer:  Ulrich Roman Murtfeld (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937-1940 

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