Toccata Classics
Disc No: TOCC 0029
Price: Sek. 81
Name: Phillip Ramey
 Piano Music, 1961-2003

The piano music of American composer Phillip Ramey (b. 1939) has its roots in the motoric athleticism of Prokofiev and Bartók, refracted through the wiry and elegant polyphony of his teacher, Alexander Tcherepnin. To these early influences Ramey has brought the tangy dissonance of mainstream modernism and a Lisztian enjoyment of the grand Romantic gesture. The works on this CD range in mood from tranquil introspection by way of sober lyricism to thunderous explosions of demonic energy expressed in high-octane piano-writing that pushes virtuosity to the limit.
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ComposerOpusMusicKey Performer
Ramey, Phillip (1939- )   Color Etudes   Stephen Gosling, piano
Ramey, Phillip   Memorial (In Memoriam Alexander Tcherepnin)  
Ramey, Phillip   Chromatic Waltz  
Ramey, Phillip   Piano Sonata No. 1  
Ramey, Phillip   Piano Sonata No. 2  
Ramey, Phillip   Piano Sonata No. 5 (For the Left Hand)  
Ramey, Phillip   Piano Fantasy  
Ramey, Phillip   Four Tangier Portraits  
Ramey, Phillip   Toccata No. 2  

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