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CD Information

American Piano Sonatas

Work details

Vol 1

Aaron Copland: Piano Sonata (1939-41)
8'59"/4'06"/10'42" - TT 23'43"
Charles Ives (ed Cowell): Three Page Sonata
Eliott Carter: Piano Sonata (1945-46, rev 1982)
10'24"/13'47" - TT 24'11"
Samuel Barber: Piano Sonata Op 26
7'00"/2'15"/5'57"/4'34" - TT 19'46"

Vol 2

Charles Griffes: Sonata for Piano (1917-18)
3'26"/4'06"/4'51"/1'44"/3'18" - TT 17'25"
Roger Sessions: Second Sonata for Piano (1946)
4'11"/6'21"/4'45" - TT 15'15"
Charles Ives: Sonata No 1 for Piano (1902-8, pub 1954)
9'10"/1'48"/4'36"/7'36"/1'13"/3'12"/11'45" - TT 39'18"


Artist details

Peter Lawson, piano


Recording details

Recording dates: November and December 1989 (CD 1) and January and February 1991 (CD 2)
Venue: Abbey Road Studio No 1, London, UK
Executive Producer: Simon Foster
Producer: John H West
Balance Engineer: Mark Vigars
Copyright: 2001 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics
Pressing: 1991, 1993, 2001 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics

Virgin 5 61928 2 DDD Stereo COMPILATION (2 CDs)
75'30"/72'14" - TT 147'44"


Editorial & Design details

Liner notes: Adélaïde de Place (in French)
English translation: Hugh Graham
German translation: Gudrun Meier
Cover image: André Derain: Pont de Charing Cross, c1906, detail. Paris, Musée d'Orsay (photo © RMN - Hervé Lewandowski)
Design: autrement le design*
Publishers: Boosey & Hawkes (Copland), Mercury Music Corporation (Ives/Three Page Sonata), Theodore Presser (Carter), J Schirmer (Barber, Griffes), Edward B Marks Music Corporation (Sessions) and Peer International Corporation (Ives/Sonata No 1)
Credits: Piano supplied by Steinway & Sons


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