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Solo Piano Works by American Women

CD: Pianist Nanette Kaplan Solomon performs music for piano by Victoria Bond, Tania Leon, Jane Brockman, Ruth Schonthal, Gwyneth Walker, Marga Richter, and Judith Lang Zaimont. Leonarda CD #LE334. Duration 73:15

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music for solo piano by American women composers, Character Sketches CD cover


Music for Piano by American Women

Audio samples

Victoria Bond
1. Sandburg Suite (3:36) (1980)

Tania León
2. Momentum (5:27) (1984)

Jane Brockman
Character Sketches (14:12) (1984)
3-5. Mvts. I, II, III

Ruth Schonthal
Fiestas y Danzas (12:09) (1961)
  6. Fiesta
  7. Danza #1
  8. Danza #2
  9. Danza #3
10. Borrachera #1 (drinking song)
11. Danza #4
12. Borrachera #2

Gwyneth Walker
Cantos for the End of Summer (10:19) (1982)
13. Prelude
14. Caper
15. Evensong

14. mp3
Marga Richter
16. Exequy (2:04) (1980)
17-21. Fragments (5:05) (1963)

16. mp3
21. mp3
Judith Lang Zaimont
A Calendar Collection (18:14) (1976)
22. January: Fanfare for the Year
23. February: The Ice Melts Slowly
24. March: The Winds Depart
25. April: The First Bird-song
26. May: The May-fly
27. June: A Walking 'Round Song
28. July: Holiday
29. August: Anthem
30. September: The Winds Arise
31. October: Autumn Thoughts
32. November: Secret Thunder
33. December: Sleighride

28. July mp3

33. Dec. mp3


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Production: Recording and post production: Marnie Hall. Recorded in the recital hall at Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, May, 1992.DDD. Cover Painting: Jacquelyn Thunfors, © Jacquelyn Thunfors, 1993. For information about her works, call 203-254-8594 or fax 203-256-1394 in Connecticut. Graphic Design: Marnie Hall. Support: This recording is made possible with public funds from The New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and by a grant from The Slippery Rock Foundation, Inc.

Rights: Copyright © Leonarda Productions, Inc., 1994. All rights reserved. Music Publishers: Bond: Seesaw Music Corp.; León: (Leon) Peer-Southern; Brockman: Arsis Press, distributed by Colla Voce; Walker: E. C. Schirmer Music; Zaimont: Vivace Press. Schonthal: FuroreVerlag.Kassel@t-online.de; Richter: Exequy. Fragments: Carl Fischer.


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