Griffes

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COMPOSERS: Griffes
LABELS: Marco Polo
WORKS: Piano Sonata; Roman Sketches; Three Tone-Pictures; De profundis; Rhapsody in B minor; Legend in F sharp minor
PERFORMER: Michael Lewin (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: 8.223850
A prophetic founding-father of American modernism, Griffes died in 1920, leaving an interesting if uneven body of piano music, of which the Sonata is the summit. The playing here is committed if rather strait- laced, and the recording poorish, but the repertoire is well worth investigating. Jeremy Siepmann

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