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Amy Beach
1. Tyrolean Valse-Fantaisie, Op. 116

William Grant Still
2. Cloud Cradles (No. 1 from Seven Traceries)

Carlos Troyer
3. Kiowa-Apache War Dance

Henry F. Gilbert
4. Dance (No. 5 from Five Negro Dances)

Charles Th. Pachelbel
5. Minuet

Samuel Barber
Souvenirs, Op. 28
6. Waltz
7. Schottische
8. Pas de deux
9. Two-Step
10. Hesitation-Tango
11. Galop

Micah Thomas
12. Rotation

Louis Gruenberg
13. Jazz Masks II, Op. 30

Edward MacDowell
14. Hexentanz, Op. 17, No. 2

Louis M. Gottschalk
15. Grande Tarantelle, Op. 67

Total playing time: 75:04

Cecile Licad ©

Cecile Licad’s unique natural pianistic talent was recognized early. She began her piano studies at the age of 3 and made her debut as a soloist with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Philippines in her native Manila at 7. When she was 12 she auditioned for Rudolf Serkin and was admitted to the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. Ms. Licad’s international career was launched in 1981 after she had been awarded with the prestigious Leventritt Gold Medal.

Since then Ms. Licad has appeared throughout the world, with orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, London Symphony and London Philharmonic (UK), Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (Switzerland), Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks (Germany), Moscow State Academy Symphony (Russia), NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo (Japan), Hong Kong Philharmonic (China), and many others, in collaboration with conductors Andrew Davis, Charles Dutoit, Kurt Masur, Sir Neville Marriner, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, André Previn, Michael Tilson Thomas, David Zinman, as well as the late Claudio Abbado, Sir Georg Solti, Eugene Ormandy and others.

Ms. Licad is also a highly valued chamber musician who has performed regularly with pianists Murray Perahia and Peter Serkin, violinist Nadja SalernoSonnenberg, cellists Mstislav Rostropovich and Alban Gerhardt, the Guarneri and Takacs Quartets, and numerous chamber orchestras in North America and Europe. Her solo repertoire ranges from the early classical to the contemporary period. Ms. Licad’s discography includes piano concertos by Chopin (Grand Prix du Disque Frédéric Chopin 1985), SaintSaens, and Rachmaninoff; chamber music by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Franck, Korngold, and Fauré; and solo piano music by Schumann, Chopin, Ravel and Gottschalk.

The late Rudolf Serkin said about Ms. Licad: “She has an incredible instinct for all kinds of music and seems equally at home in any style.”

More recently Ms. Licad has developed a keen interest in the piano music of American composers that resulted in a series of live recitals for solo piano, in a collaboration with the Wynton Marsalis Septet performing music of Louis Moreau Gottschalk to accompany Dan Pritzker’s film Louis, a silent, b/w film homage to Louis Armstrong, and in this present Anthology of American Piano Music.

RELEASE DATE: April 2023

CATALOGUE NUMBER.: DACOCD 965

EAN: 5709499965009