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GRIFFES: Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan / The White Peacock


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GRIFFES: Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan / The White Peacock

During his brief life (cut short by pneumonia when he was just 35), Charles Griffes was able to compose music of distinctive beauty. He was fascinated by the music of the French-Impressionist composers Debussy and Ravel but was also influenced by the Russian sounds of Scriabin and Mussorgsky and a German post-romantic idiom. Ultimately, Griffes found his own unique voice that blended all of these characteristics. Griffes had a passion for verse and almost all of his orchestral scores are linked in some way to poetic or literary ideas. The works on this disc are notable examples of Griffes’ “tone pictures” with the exception of the Poem for Flute and Orchestra, a miniature tone poem without associated text or images.

Griffes, Charles Tomlinson

  The White Peacock
1.   The White Peacock 00:05:37
  Three Poems of Fiona McLeod
2.   The Lament of Ian the Proud 00:03:58
3.   Thy Dark Eyes to Mine 00:02:46
4.   The Rose of the Night 00:03:49
5.   Bacchanale 00:03:59
6.   Clouds 00:04:08
  Three Tone Pictures
7.   The Lake at Evening 00:03:33
8.   The Vale of Dreams 00:03:02
9.   The Night Winds 00:01:52
  Poem for Flute and Orchestra
10.   Poem for Flute and Orchestra 00:09:58
  The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan
11.   The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan 00:12:29

Total Playing Time: 00:55:11

Griffes, Charles Tomlinson

Falletta, JoAnn

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Quintiliani, Barbara; Wincenc, Carol

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.559164

Barcode: 0636943916421

Physical Release: 01/2004

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