Beach: Five Improvisations; Eskimos; From Grandmother’s Garden

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COMPOSERS: Beach
LABELS: Arabesque
WORKS: Five Improvisations; Eskimos; From Grandmother’s Garden
PERFORMER: Joanne Polk (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: Z 6721
Beach’s musical imagination ranged widely. Her early works, though awesomely fluent, reveal their models perhaps too easily. However, the mature Five Improvisations are genuinely original, exploring atonality, impressionism, even jazz. Nearly everything here is rewarding: all of it is magnificently played. Jan Smaczny

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