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LANG, M.R.: Piano Music (From the Unforgetting Skies) (Lucy)

LANG, M.R.: Piano Music (From the Unforgetting Skies) (Lucy)

The Classical Shop
release date: July 2013


Artists:

Mauro Lucy

Soloist

Venue:

Bloch Hall, West Virginia University, West Virginia, United States

Venue

Record Label
Delos

Genre:

Instrumental


Classical

Total Time - 59:29
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LANG, M.R.: Piano Music (From the Unforgetting Skies) (Lucy)

     
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MARGARET RUTHVEN LANG

     
1 

The Spirit of the Old House, Op. 58

3:21
     
2 

Revery, Op. 31

0:35
     
3 

Starlight

2:42
     
4 

Rhapsody, Op. 21

8:15
     
 

Petit roman, Op. 18

 
5 I. Le chevalier 4:08
6 II. Madame la princesse 3:43
7 III. Bal chez madame la princesse 2:14
8 IV. Monsieur le prince 3:36
9 V. L'epe de monsieur le prince 3:24
10 VI. Le mort du chevalier 4:10
     
 

3 Pieces for Young Players, Op. 60

 
11 No. 1. Happy Days 1:21
12 No. 2. Day-Dreams 1:21
13 No. 3. Rondoletto 0:02
     
 

One Summer Day, Op. 59

 
14 I. Hide and Seek in the Barn 1:17
15 II. Morning Lessons 1:43
16 III. Picnic in the Woods 1:10
17 IV. Knitting for the Soldiers 1:58
18 V. Driving to the Blacksmith 1:22
     
19 

A Spring Idyll, Op. 33

2:49
     
20 

Springtime, Op. 30

3:13
     
21 

Meditation, Op. 26

3:25
     
22 

Twilight

3:40
     
 Mauro Lucy Soloist


My intentions have been poetic and never purely (i. e. merely) musical, often dramatic and sometimes story-telling. I disapprove of pianoforte or vocal music which has no definite meaning to convey …” — M. R. Lang, c. 1900
 
This, in a nutshell, sums up the musical philosophy of Margaret Ruthven Lang (1867-1972). Such an artistic outlook, along with this music itself, has led this album’s performer, Lucy Mauro (and its producer, Donald George) to characterize Lang’s lovely and beautifully crafted piano pieces as her own “songs without words.”
 
Lang was born into a socially and artistically prominent Boston family. Her father – himself a student of Liszt – recognized his daughter’s precocious gifts, and saw to her thorough musical education, including a year in Europe. Before gradually slipping into obscurity after she stopped composing in 1919, Lang had been one of America’s pioneering woman composers in an era of male artistic domination. Her two early concert overtures (which she later destroyed) were the first works by a female composer to be performed by major American orchestras.
 
Most of Lang’s published output consists of art songs, piano pieces and choral works. Delos has sparked a revival of interest in her music with (thus far) two volumes drawn from her nearly 130 art songs – which we now follow up with this enchanting survey of her piano music. Distinguished pianist Lucy Mauro – who collaborated with tenor extraordinaire Donald George in the two art song albums (DE 3407 & 3410) – brings Lang’s remarkable keyboard creations to vibrant life with deep sensitivity, touching emotion, and admirable technical facility. The pieces will be exciting discoveries for any pianist or piano fan on the prowl for fresh repertoire.

"...Most pieces are short, with descriptive titles, ranging stylistically from the virtuosic and dramatic(’Rhapsody’) to the uncomplicated and undemanding (’One Summer Day’). Lang’s colorful imagination and use of picturesque poetry is admirably illustrated through Mauro’s excellent balance, sensitivity, and taste... The beauty in this sampling makes the listener lament the shortness of Lang’s career... This engaging release should encourage listeners to listen to the rest of the composer’s output ..."

Sang Woo Kang - American Record Guide - November/December 2013

 




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