American Virtuosa: Tribute to Maud Powell

American Virtuosa: Tribute to Maud Powell

by Rachel Barton Pine
     
 

On her album American Virtuosa: Tribute to Maud Powell, violinist Rachel Barton Pine pays wonderful homage to one of the greatest American violinists most listeners have likely never heard of. Maud Powell was a pioneer in almost every way imaginable, perhaps most notably because she was one of the first performers to attempt to bring classical music -- largelySee more details below

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On her album American Virtuosa: Tribute to Maud Powell, violinist Rachel Barton Pine pays wonderful homage to one of the greatest American violinists most listeners have likely never heard of. Maud Powell was a pioneer in almost every way imaginable, perhaps most notably because she was one of the first performers to attempt to bring classical music -- largely American classical music -- into the rural areas to people who would have had little or no access to such art music. She was renowned not only for her impressive technical and musical skills, but also her ability to program and deliver music in such a way so as to captivate listeners with any level of experience. Regrettably, her notoriety faded much more quickly than many of her contemporaries, such as Heifetz. Rachel Barton Pine's album features 21 short works dedicated to, transcribed by, or arranged for Powell. Each of the works has a character and personality all its own, giving listeners a little picture of what one of Powell's individually tailored recital programs would have been like. Barton Pine's performance is technically brilliant and musically engaging -- a very fitting tribute to Powell. Adding to the enjoyment is an extensive and well-written set of liner notes going into greater detail on the life and accomplishments of one of America's great, almost-forgotten "virtuosas."

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/12/2007
Label:
Cedille
UPC:
0735131909723
catalogNumber:
97
Rank:
142100

Tracks

  1. Romance for violin & piano, Op. 23  - Amy Beach  - Melanie Germond  - Rachel Barton Pine  - Matthew Hagle
  2. Molly on the Shore, folk song for violin & piano  - Percy Grainger  - Melanie Germond  - Rachel Barton Pine  - Matthew Hagle
  3. Songs my mother taught me (Als die alte Mutter), song for voice & piano (Gypsy Melodies), B. 104/4 (Op. 55/4)  - Antonin Dvorák  - Melanie Germond  - Rachel Barton Pine  - Matthew Hagle
  4. King Christian II (Kung Kristian II), orchestral suite, Op. 27: Musette  - Jean Sibelius  - Melanie Germond  - Rachel Barton Pine  - Matthew Hagle
  5. Up the Ocklawaha, tone picture for violin, Op. 6  - Marion Bauer  - Melanie Germond  - Rachel Barton Pine  - Matthew Hagle
  6. Waltz for piano No. 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212  - Frédéric Chopin  - Melanie Germond  - Rachel Barton Pine  - Matthew Hagle
  7. Aria for violin & piano  - Carl Venth  - Melanie Germond  - Rachel Barton Pine  - Matthew Hagle
  8. May Night, for piano  - Selim Palmgren  - Melanie Germond  - Rachel Barton Pine  - Matthew Hagle
  9. Deep River, for piano (Negro Melodies), Op. 59/10  -  Samuel Coleridge-Taylor  - Melanie Germond  - Rachel Barton Pine  - Matthew Hagle
  10. Humoresque No. 7 for piano in G flat major, B. 187/7 (Op. 101/7)  - Antonin Dvorák  - Melanie Germond  - Rachel Barton Pine  - Matthew Hagle
  11. Silver Threads Among the Gold, song for voice & piano  - Hart Pease Danks  - Melanie Germond  - Rachel Barton Pine  - Matthew Hagle
  12. Caprice on Dixie for solo violin  - Herman Bellstedt  - Melanie Germond  - Rachel Barton Pine
  13. Romance for violin & piano  - Henry Holden Huss  - Melanie Germond  - Rachel Barton Pine  - Matthew Hagle
  14. Marionettes, scherzo  - William Schwenk Gilbert  - Melanie Germond  - Rachel Barton Pine  - Matthew Hagle
  15. Rocky Mountain Sketches (4), for violin & piano, Op. 11  - Cecil Burleigh  - Melanie Germond  - Rachel Barton Pine  - Matthew Hagle
  16. Poème pastoral, songs (6) for voice & piano: Twilight (Crépuscule)  - Jules Massenet  - Melanie Germond  - Rachel Barton Pine  - Matthew Hagle
  17. Fantasia on Sousa Themes, for violin & piano  - Max Liebling  - Melanie Germond  - Rachel Barton Pine  - Matthew Hagle
  18. Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen  -  Traditional Spiritual  - Melanie Germond  - Rachel Barton Pine  - Matthew Hagle

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