This is the first time most of these lovely and lyrical works have been recorded. Chadwick was one of the finest American composers in the early decades of the 20th Century, but his piano works have been virtually unknown until now.
"Lightness, energy and a good measure of poetry as well. I recommend this pleasing disc strongly." (ClassicsToday.Com)
This is the first time most of these lovely and lyrical works have been recorded. Horatio Parker, Dean of the Yale School of Music at the end of the 19th Century, is known today principally as the teacher of Charles Ives. His works are being rediscovered and appreciated for their beauty and fine craftsmanship.
"A superb performance. Kairoff's interpretations are quite compelling". (American Music)
One of the major commitments of Albany Records is to the music of America. Within this field one of our very specialized areas of interest is unknown music from our country's Romantic Era. This new recording of music by Arthur Foote (1853-1937) and Amy Beach (1867-1944) is a perfect example of what we are all about; two fine young American performers playing music which is so very deserving of being heard, especially by larger audiences. Both Foote and Beach have composed music that is very well written and immediately appealing. Violinist Sarah Johnson also appears on Albany Records performing Robert Ward's Violin Concerto with the Winston-Salem Symphony