Brilliant Classics

American Romantics

American Romantics
Composer Arthur Foote
Artist Artem Belogurov piano
Format 1 CD
Cat. number PCL0080
EAN code 5060385450154
Release December 2014

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About this release

A unique collection of American romantic piano music, written largely in the last third of the 19th century, by Foote, Whiting, Paine, Chadwick and Nevin. In a period where in Europe piano music was in the hands of towering virtuosos like Liszt, Anton Rubinstein and later Rachmaninoff, the American scene was notably less tormented, focusing on tone painting idyllic landscapes, rural scenes and charming dance forms.
These genre pieces share the same delightful characteristics as their European pendants by Dvorak, Mendelssohn, Grieg, Gade, Sinding and others.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Suite No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15: I. Prelude
  2. Suite No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15: II. Fugue
  3. Suite No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15: III. Romance
  4. Suite No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15: IV. Capriccio
  5. Bagatelles: I. Caprice
  6. Bagatelles: II. Humoreske
  7. Bagatelles: III. Bagatelle
  8. Bagatelles: IV. Idylle
  9. 3 Piano Pieces, Op. 41: III. Fuga giocosa
  10. In the Country, Op. 26: I. Woodnotes
  11. In the Country, Op. 26: II. Wayside Flowers
  12. In the Country, Op. 26: IV. The Shepherd’s Lament
  13. In the Country, Op. 26: V. Village Dance
  14. In the Country, Op. 26: VII. The Mill
  15. In the Country, Op. 26: X. Welcome Home
  16. Five Pieces, F. 43: II. Dans le canot
  17. Five Pieces, F. 43: V. Les grenouilles
  18. Water Scenes, Op. 13: I. Dragon Fly
  19. Water Scenes, Op. 13: II. Ophelia
  20. Water Scenes, Op. 13: III. Water Nymph
  21. Water Scenes, Op. 13: IV. Narcissus
  22. Water Scenes, Op. 13: V. Barcarolle
  23. Rhapsody in E Minor, Op. 21