Toccata Classics
Disc No: TOCC 0077
Price: Sek. 81
Name: Ramey Piano Music
  Volume 2


The piano music of the American composer Phillip Ramey (b. 1939) is rooted in the motoric athleticism of Prokofiev and Bartók, to which influences he has blended sober lyricism, spicy modernist dissonance and a fresh approach to the grand Romantic gesture. This second Toccata Classics album of his piano music presents the first recordings of the early Slavic-inflected Diversions and the dark, dramatic Piano Sonata No. 4. The other works include the loosely dodecaphonic Epigrams and the Leningrad Rag, a satiric take-off on Scott Joplin written for the legendary Vladimir Horowitz.
(first recordings)
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ComposerOpusMusicKey Performer
Ramey, Phillip Diversions   Mirian Conti, piano
Ramey, Phillip Epigrams, Book One  
Ramey, Phillip Leningrad Rag (Mutations on Scott Joplin)  
Ramey, Phillip Winter Nocturne  
Ramey, Phillip Toccatas Nos. 1 and 2  
Ramey, Phillip Ode for F. D. R.  
Ramey, Phillip Piano Sonata No. 4  
Ramey, Phillip Primitivo  

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