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|Benjamin Carr, Arthur Clifton, Charles Grobe|
Piano Portraits from Nineteenth-Century America
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Classical
Not your typical collection of classical piano music
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Most of the selections on this CD are the type of music you would expect to hear in a 19th century southern home that's been turned into a museum. The first few selections are variations on familiar tunes, like yankee doodle, etc. The selections composed by John Knowles Paine and Edward MacDowell are played very well and are interesting pieces if you prefer more modern piano music. The CD has a nice variety."
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD presents sterling performances of 19th-century American piano composers such as Stephen Foster, Gottschalk, William Mason, MacDowell, and other lesser-known composers. They are presented with intelligence, taste, and are impeccably played. While there were no composers of the stature of Chopin or Schumann, American nonetheless had some talented musician/pianists and this disc is an important document of that era. High recommended."