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LLOYD, N. / MENNIN, P.: Piano Music (Silberstein)


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LLOYD, N. / MENNIN, P.: Piano Music (Silberstein)

Both Norman Lloyd and Peter Mennin were born in Pennsylvania and contributed substantially to music education, though their compositional careers took different paths. Lloyd’s Three Scenes from Memory are simple pieces suitable for elementary students, while the Five Pieces for Dance include music written for Martha Graham. The Sonata is a compelling and convincingly developed abstract work and Lloyd’s most ambitious for piano. Peter Mennin was one of the leading symphonic composers of his generation. His remarkable Sonata for Piano ranks among the great American contributions to the genre. Mennin’s Symphonies Nos. 3 and 7 can be heard on Naxos 8.559718.

Lloyd, Norman

  3 Scenes from Memory
1.   No. 1. Winter Landscape 00:01:24
2.   No. 2. Sad Carrousel 00:01:19
3.   No. 3. City Street 00:01:07
  5 Pieces for Dance
4.   No. 1. Puritan Hymn: Dance for Five 00:03:16
5.   No. 2. Blues 00:01:23
6.   No. 3. Piping Tune: Tune for the Open Air 00:01:15
7.   No. 4. Dance Hall Study 00:01:23
8.   No. 5. Theme and Variations 00:04:20
9.   No. 1. Slowly, but with motion 00:02:05
10.   No. 2. Lento 00:02:23
11.   No. 3. Whimsically 00:01:27
12.   No. 4. Slowly 00:01:46
13.   No. 5. Gaily 00:01:24
  Piano Sonata
14.   I. Allegro 00:04:54
15.   II. Slowly and freely 00:05:21
16.   III. Roughly; With a rhythmic drive 00:04:17

Mennin, Peter

  5 Piano Pieces
17.   No. 1. Prelude 00:01:13
18.   No. 2. Aria 00:02:31
19.   No. 3. Variation - Canzona 00:02:56
20.   No. 4. Canto 00:04:15
21.   No. 5. Toccata 00:02:55
  Piano Sonata
22.   I. Poco moderato; Allegro 00:06:37
23.   II. Adagio 00:06:08
24.   III. Veloce 00:04:15

Total Playing Time: 01:09:54

Lloyd, Norman; Mennin, Peter

Silberstein, Myron

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.559767

Barcode: 636943976722

Physical Release: 05/2014

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