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COOMAN: Piano Music

This disc presents a survey of the piano music of American composer Carson Cooman, performed by pianist Donna Amato, for whom the virtuosic Fourth Piano Sonata was composed. The works range in character – from the passionate, landscape-inspired drama of Seascape Passion: Midday Brightness (Third Piano Sonata), to the mystical contemplation of Dream-Tombeau: Crucifixus, to a light-hearted and celebratory treatment of “God Save the King / My Country ’Tis of Thee” in Kayser Variations. Dream Etudes, Book II explores the piano’s ringing sonic possibilities, while Postcard Partita consists of short movements originally written as brief musical gifts for the composer’s friends and colleagues.

Cooman, Carson

  Seascape Passion - Midday Brightness, Op. 466, "Piano Sonata No. 3"
1.   Seascape Passion - Midday Brightness, Op. 466, "Piano Sonata No. 3" 00:12:23
  Kayser Variations, Op. 63
2.   Kayser Variations, Op. 63 00:05:59
  Dream-Tombeau: Crucifixus, Op. 516
3.   Dream - Tombeau: Crucifixus, Op. 516 00:21:30
  For Gwyneth, Op. 168
4.   For Gwyneth, Op. 168 00:02:49
  Dream Etudes, Book II, Op. 253
5.   No. 1. Reflecting 00:04:08
6.   No. 2. Singing 00:02:59
7.   No. 3. Ringing 00:02:59
  Postcard Partita, Op. 420
8.   I. Postcard to Montreal 00:01:34
9.   II. Postcard of Venice 00:01:10
10.   III. Postcard to the North Country 00:00:58
11.   IV. Postcard to Galesburg 00:02:03
12.   V. A Summer Sunrise 00:03:10
  Piano Sonata No. 4, Op. 620
13.   I. Mourning at Sunset 00:07:39
14.   II. Beyond Distant Echoes 00:05:41
15.   III. Whispers of Mortality 00:01:40

Total Playing Time: 01:16:42

Cooman, Carson

Amato, Donna

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Instrumental

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.559350

Barcode: 0636943935026

Physical Release: 08/2007

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