AMERICAN INTERSECTIONS: Nina Schumann & Luis Magalhães (piano Duo)
17 Jul 2015 This recording celebrates the diversity of American music in the 20th century, from the neo-Romanticism of Samuel Barber to that most influential of American art music developments, minimalism. Its title, ‘American Intersections’, points toward one of the most commented-upon facets of American musical life: the fact that the country is a melting pot of musical cultures, a crossroads of musical traditions, a colourful tapestry of diverse sounds. This recording features composers who all worked against the backdrop of an increasing tendency toward modernism in European art music. Yet, we find the direct influence of Latin-American and Southern American music; we find direct engagement with the blues tradition, with its origins in the West African slave population; we find a continuation of Romanticism alongside a representative of the modern minimalist style that no composer today can ignore. There is music inspired by daily life at hotels, there

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Weber: Fantasia
Griffes: Roman Sketches (4), Op. 7
Barber: Sonata for Piano in E flat minor, Op. 26
Haydn: Sonata for Keyboard no 60 in C major, H 16 no 50
Rachmaninov: Suite for 2 Pianos no 1, Op. 5 "Fantaisie-tableaux"
Piazzolla: Primavera Porteña
Liszt: Consolation S172 no.3
Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90
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