ARTHUR FARWELL (1879-1932): Piano Music, Vol. 3 - Sonata, Op. 113, In the Tetons, Op. 866, What’s in an Octave?, Op. 84, Navajo War Dance, Op. 20/1, Navajo War Dance No.2, Op. 29, Strange Dream, Op. 106/2, For Cynthia, Laughing Piece (First Recordings).
Catalogue Number: 03T049
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0380
Description: After almost four years we finally get the next volume of this intriguing series which shows how much more Farwell was than the “Indianist” most people think of him as. Here we can hear the influence of Debussy and Scriabin, especially in the single-movement, 18-minute sonata of 1949 and the set of six small tone-pictures of 1930 inspired by Grand Teton National Park while the inventive and clever What’s in an octave? of the same year shows how much can be done with a seemingly limited set of materials. Lisa Cheryl Thomas (piano).