American Romantics - The Boston SceneJOHN KNOWLES PAINE (1839-1906): Fuga giocosa, Op. 41/3, In the Country, Op. 26, Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 & 10, ARTHUR FOOTE (1853-1937): Suite No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15, GEORGE WHITEFIELD CHADWICK (1854-1931): from 5 Pieces: No. 2 Dans le canot (Barcarolle) and No. 5 Les grenouilles (Humoresque), ARTHUR WHITING (1861-1936): 4 Bagatelles, ETHELBERT NEVIN (1862-1901): 5 Water Scenes, Op. 13, MARGARET RUTHVEN LANG (1867-1972): Rhapsody in E Minor, Op. 21.
Catalogue Number: 04Q052
Label: Piano Classics
Description: Character pieces from a variety of New England composers prominent in the last third of the 19th century, in form following Schumann and Brahms and partially in style also but imbued with a charm personal to each of their creators. Some of these pieces may have been recorded before but none on a piano corresponding not only chronologically but also geographically to the period (Chickering was a Boston firm which was the leading American piano manufacturer for much of the 19th century). We also meet a composer new to us, Arthur Whiting, a student of Chadwick and Rheinberger. Artem Belogurov (1873 Chickering piano).