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American Virtuosa: Tribute to Maud Powell

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American Virtuosa: Tribute to Maud Powell

Matthew HagleRachel Barton Pine

  • CDR 90000 097
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    • Romance for Violin and Piano, Op. 23 (1893) (7:31)

    • AMY BEACH (1867-1944)

      Romance for Violin and Piano, Op. 23 (1893) (7:31)

    • Molly on the Shore (1914) (3:15)

    • PERCY ALDRIDGE GRAINGER (1882-1961)

      Molly on the Shore (1914) (3:15)

    • Songs My Mother Sang (Als die alte Mutter) (1880) (1:49)

    • ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK (1841-1904)

      Songs My Mother Sang (Als die alte Mutter) (1880) (1:49)

    • Musette from the Orchestral Suite King Christian II (1898) (1:45)

    • JEAN SIBELIUS (1865-1957)

      Musette from the Orchestral Suite King Christian II (1898) (1:45)

    • Up the Ocklawaha, Tone Picture for Violin, Op. 6 (1912) (5:30)

    • MARION EUGÉNIE BAUER (1882-1955)

      Up the Ocklawaha, Tone Picture for Violin, Op. 6 (1912) (5:30)

    • "Minute" Waltz, Op. 64, No. 1 (1847) (2:00)

    • FREDERIC CHOPIN (1810-1849)

      "Minute" Waltz, Op. 64, No. 1 (1847) (2:00)

    • Aria (1911) (5:05)

    • CARL VENTH (1860-1938)

      Aria (1911) (5:05)

    • May Night (1907) (2:14)

    • SELIM PALMGREN (1878-1951)

      May Night (1907) (2:14)

    • Deep River, Op. 59, No. 10 (1904) (4:46)

    • SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR (1875-1912)

      Deep River, Op. 59, No. 10 (1904) (4:46)

    • Humoreske, Op. 101, No. 7 (1894) (3:42)

    • ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK

      Humoreske, Op. 101, No. 7 (1894) (3:42)

    • Silver Threads Among the Gold (Song) (1873) (3:06)

    • H.P. DANKS (1834-1903)

      Silver Threads Among the Gold (Song) (1873) (3:06)

    • Caprice on Dixie for Unaccompanied Violin (1905) (3:41)

    • HERMAN BELLSTEDT, JR. (1858-1926)

      Caprice on Dixie for Unaccompanied Violin (1905) (3:41)

    • Romance (1906) (5:19)

    • HENRY HOLDEN HUSS (1862-1953)

      Romance (1906) (5:19)

    • Marionettes (Scherzo) (1911) (3:00)

    • HARRY MATHENA GILBERT (1879-1964)

      Marionettes (Scherzo) (1911) (3:00)

    • Four Rocky Mountain Sketches, Op. 11 (1913) (9:56)

    • CECIL BURLEIGH (1885-1980)

      Four Rocky Mountain Sketches, Op. 11 (1913) (9:56)

    • The Rapids (1:28)

    • The Rapids (1:28)

    • Up the Canyon (3:51)

    • Up the Canyon (3:51)

    • The Avalanche (1:40)

    • The Avalanche (1:40)

    • Twilight (Crépuscule) from Poèmes Pastorale (1870-72) (2:22)

    • JULES MASSENET (1842-1912)

      Twilight (Crépuscule) from Poèmes Pastorale (1870-72) (2:22)

    • Fantasia on Sousa Themes (1905) (7:46)

    • MAX LIEBLING (1845-1927)

      Fantasia on Sousa Themes (1905) (7:46)

    • Nobody Knows the Trouble I See (American Negro Melody) (1917) (4:43)

    • J. ROSAMOND JOHNSON (1873-1954)

      Nobody Knows the Trouble I See (American Negro Melody) (1917) (4:43)

Album Description Download Full CD Booklet

Maud Powell (1867-1920) was America's first classical music superstar: an international concert violinist of the first rank, a best-selling recording artist, a dynamo devoted to American composers and the belief that everyone deserves to experience great music performed at the highest level.

A kindred spirit, celebrated American violinist Rachel Barton Pine performs music dedicated to and arranged by Maud Powell. Some of the composers you know: Chopin, Dvorak, Sibelius. Others are yours to discover: Beach, Bauer, Burleigh, and many more.

Pine is among the first to perform Maud Powell's transcriptions and music dedicated to her since Powell took the concert world by storm at the turn of the 20th century.

When Pine performed her Maud Powell tribute last year, the Washington Post declared, "Pine displays a power and confidence that puts her in the top echelon of recitalists. . . . Channeling the spirit of Powell, she played Dvorak with fire and passion . . . and gave Sibelius a sensational twist."

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Program Notes

Album Details

Total Time: 78:45

Producer: Judith Sherman
Engineer: Bill Maylone
Graphic Design: Melanie Germond Cover Painting: Maud Powell (1918-1919) by Nicholas Richard Brewer. Oil on canvas. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Joyce McFarland Dlugopolski (in memory of George A. Doole, Jr.) and the Maud Powell Society for Music and Education. NPG.2001.74
Photos of Rachel Barton Pine by Andrew Eccles
Photos of Maud Powell courtesy of the Maud Powell Society for Music and Education
Recorded: October 3, 4, 5, and November 1, 2006 at WFMT Chicago
Violin: "ex-Soldat" Guarneri del Gesu, Cremona, 1742
Strings:Vision by Thomastik-Infeld
Luthier (violin technician): Paul Becker
Steinway Piano - Piano Technician: Charles Terr

Mutes used on the recording:
La Fleurie by Franois Couperin* (wooden mute)
Twilight by Jules Massenet (rubber "Spector" mute)
Musette by Jean Sibelius (leather mute)
All mutes from the collection of Fred Spector

*La Fleurie is not on the CD but is available for download from web sites including iTunes, eMusic, Napster and other major digital distributors.

©2007 Cedille Records/Cedille Chicago



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