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Torquati: Griffes – The Vale Of Dreams (24/96 FLAC)

Torquati: Griffes - The Vale Of Dreams (24/96 FLAC)

Torquati: Griffes – The Vale Of Dreams (24/96 FLAC)

Composer: Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Performer: Emanuele Torquati
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Brilliant
Release: 2017
Size: 1.24 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Tone-Pictures, Op. 5
01. No. 1. The Lake at Evening
02. No. 2. The Vale of Dreams
03. No. 3. The Night Winds

04. Winter Landscape

Fantasy Pieces, Op. 6
05. No. 1. Barcarolle
06. No. 2. Notturno
07. No. 3. Scherzo

08. Rhapsody in B minor
09. De Profundis

Roman Sketches, Op. 7
10. No. 1. The White Peacock
11. No. 2. Nightfall
12. No. 3. The Fountain of the Acqua Paola
13. No. 4. Clouds

Piano Sonata in F sharp minor
14. I. Feroce: Allegretto con moto
15. II. Molto tranquillo
16. III. Allegro viace

Recorded: 10-12 June 2016
Recording Venue: Auditorium San Rocco, Senigallia, Italy

Charles Tomlinson Griffes (1884-1920) was one of the most original and well-known romantic American composers. Born into a wealthy family he started studying the piano at an early age, and went to Europe for further education, an essential rite of passage for any aspiring American musician. In Europe he got acquainted with the Avant Garde of that time: Debussy, Ravel, Scriabin, Schoenberg. On his return in the States he developed his own personal style, influenced by his love for literature and poetry.

Griffes’ style is fundamentally romantic, with occasional influences of impressionism. This new recording contains his complete works for piano: the ambitious Piano Sonata and several collections of character pieces with titles such as “The Lake at Evening” and “The Vale of Dreams”.

Excellent performances by Italian pianist Emanuele Torquati, who already made successful recordings for Brilliant Classics of piano music by Roussel (BC94329) and Zemlinsky (BC95067).

Booklet notes written by the artist, in both English and Italian.

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