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Ruthanne Schempf plays
American piano music -
recommended by
GERALD FENECH

'... her performances are fresh and immediate ...'

An Americn Mirage. Ruthanne Schempf. © 2009 MSR Classics

Although during the last four decades American music has started to make its mark in no uncertain terms, particularly in the symphonic and operatic fields, there are still many corners which remain relatively unexplored. The solo piano genre is one such example; so this CD from the American label MSR Classics is not only timely but also an exciting exercise in surprising discoveries.

The programme includes six composers, but only Copland commands international stature and his 'Variations' are in a totally different league from the other pieces....

Copyright © 16 January 2010 Gerald Fenech,
Gzira, Malta

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CD INFORMATION: AN AMERICAN MIRAGE - RUTHANNE SCHEMPF

AARON COPLAND

AMY BEACH

EDWARD MACDOWELL

MSR CLASSICS

PIANO

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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