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American Piano Classics
Leroy Anderson, George Gershwin, Louis Moreau Gottschalk
American Piano Classics
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
  •  Track Listings (13) - Disc #1


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Full-Length Anderson
Daniel G. Berk | West Bloomfield, Michigan | 04/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The featured selection on this CD is the premier recording of Leroy Anderson's piano concerto. It is the reason to acquire the CD, as the other selections are fairly familiar and are available on numerous recordings.To the extent that he is well-known at all, Anderon's fame is based upon a series of pleasant, little, novelty pieces, composed primarily for the Boton Pops. The piano concerto shows that he was also capable of creating longer, sustained works. It is an interesting and very accessable work with a distinctly American flavor."
Anderson Piano Concerto Tuneful and Upbeat
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I enjoyed the Anderson Piano Concerto. It is tuneful and upbeat. It has its moments of technical prowess, but I thought the pianist hit a lot of wrong notes which upon repeat listening, causes annoyance.
I would like to hear another recording with a better pianist, or at least one that is edited. It is too good a concerto to get this rendering."
So Lovely, So Listenable, So Anderson
Rose M. Curan | Sarasota, FL United States | 01/20/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this CD for the Leroy Anderson Concerto, and I was not disappointed. In the several months since, I have enjoyed it many times over. Though Leroy Anderson was known mostly for his sprightly and imaginative little pieces such as Syncopated Clock and The Typewriter, he was certainly capable of writing a beautiful theme or two, and of good musical composition and great orchestration, and it all shows in this piece. What a talented man, and what a great addition this concerto is to American music. The rest of the CD is also very listenable. Altogether, it's a worthy purchase."