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Piano Music by Edward MacDowell

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Catalogue No: SOMMCD 043
Release Date: 05/01/2005
Number of Discs: 1
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MacDowell was the first American composer to achieve international prominence. This CD contains recordings from the Sonata Eroica,Etude de Concert,The Fireside Tales, and others. Sandra Carlock is a distinguished American pianist – this CD is highly recommended.

Sandra Carlock – Piano

Edward MacDowell(1861-1908) was the first American composer to achieve international prominence. He was a masterful tone colourist and was especially fond of the music of Grieg. Sandra Carlock was the first artist ever to perform MacDowell’s music at the prestigious summer series at the former home of Grieg in Bergen, Norway. The Bergen Press dubbed MacDowell “America’s Grieg”!

On This Recording

  1. First Modern Suite: I. Praeludium: Largamente con Energia
  2. First Modern Suite: II. Presto: Scherzando- Vivace
  3. First Modern Suite: III. Andantino ed Allegretto: Con tenerezza serena. Piu Allegretto
  4. First Modern Suite: IV. Intermezzo: Con leggerezza e giocoso
  5. First Modern Suite: V. Rhapsodie: In ritmo tenebre
  6. First Modern Suite: VI. Fugue: Allegro risoluto
  7. : No. 4. Of Salamanders
  8. : No. 5. A Haunted House
  9. Piano Sonata No. 2: I. Slow with nobility – Fast passionately
  10. Piano Sonata No. 2: II. Elf-like as light as swift as possible
  11. Piano Sonata No. 2: III. Tenderly, longingly, yet with passion
  12. Piano Sonata No. 2: IV. Fiercely, very fast
  13. Etude de concert: Etude de concert, Op. 36: Allegro con fuoco