American Romantics


A unique collection of American romantic piano music, written largely in the last third of the 19th century, by Foote, Whiting, Paine, Chadwick and Nevin. In a period where in Europe piano music was in the hands of towering virtuosos like Liszt, Anton Rubinstein and later Rachmaninoff, the American scene was notably less tormented, focusing on tone painting idyllic landscapes, rural scenes and charming dance forms. These genre pieces share the same delightful characteristics as their European pendants by Dvorak, Mendelssohn, Grieg, Gade, Sinding and others.

The booklet contains extensive liner notes on the music and composers, an artist biography and information and photos of the instrument.

"a truly superb performance...a marvel to hear..."       Hardwick Gazette

Reviews and awards:

Boston Globe Best of Local Calssical Albums of 2015

Boston Musical Intelligencer's Highlights of 2015

CD of the week on Austria's Stephansdom Radio Station

Gramophone review

Fanfare review

MusicWeb International review

Boston Musical Intelligencer review