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International Piano review

Alexander Reinagle
Philadelphia Sonata I in D major
1. Allegro con brio
2. Allegro

Edward MacDowell
Sonata No. 1 in g minor, Op. 45 (“Tragica”)
1. Largo maestoso; Allegro risoluto; Allegro apassionato
2. Molto allegro, vivace
3. Largo con maestĂ 
4. Allegro eroico; Maestoso

Charles T. Griffes
Sonata for Piano
1. Feroce
2. Molto tranquillo
3. Allegro vivace, Appassionato; Lento; Presto

Elie Siegmeister
American Sonata (Piano Sonata No. 1)
1. Fast, with firey energy
2. Moderately slow, with great dignity
3. Lusty and joyous

Anthology of American Piano Music ©

The Anthology of American Piano Music is designed to show the stylistic breadth, high musical quality and great originality of the best American piano works. The series, which is made possible through the generous support of a private sponsor, contains underrated, neglected or forgotten masterworks of the American literature for solo piano from the 18th to the 21st century that have been selected primarily for their musical worth, while originality and characteristic ‘American flavor’ are secondary criteria.
The compositions are assembled in a series of themed CDs, the programme of each disc being connected by one common theme or overarching idea. Vol. 1, ‘American First Sonatas’, comprises the first piano sonatas by four American composers from different periods, including the very first sonata ever composed in North America. Vol. 2, ‘Music of the Night’, will contain a selection of American nocturnes (to be released in 2017).



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