Toccata Classics
Disc No: TOCC 0069
Price: Sek. 81
Name: Lees Piano Music, 1947-2005

Benjamin Lees, born in 1924, is one of the senior figures in American music, with a large catalogue of powerful and inventive music to his credit. The works on this CD span almost sixty years of compositional activity but are unified by a number of consistent stylistic features: a wiry and muscular athleticism with its distant roots in Prokofiev and Bartók, a quasi-Impressionist awareness of piano sonority, a tough, no-nonsense sense of humour and an exhilarating onward drive.
(first recordings)
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ComposerOpusMusicKey Performer
Lees, Benjamin (1924- ) Toccata   Mirian Conti, piano
Lees, Benjamin Six Ornamental Etudes  
Lees, Benjamin Three Preludes  
Lees, Benjamin Sonata Breve  
Lees, Benjamin Odyssey Nos. 1–3  

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