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A Grand Romance

by Robyn Wells

A Grand Romance is a celebration of the Romantic era of piano music-- one of the most rich and rewarding periods of composition and expression. Faure, Chopin, Scriabin, Mendelssohn and others contribute to a program that will stir your heart and mind.
Genre: Classical: Romantic Era
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1. Trois Romances Sans Paroles, Op. 17 (Faure) I. Andante Quasi Allegretto
1:52 album only
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2. II. Allegro Molto
2:46 album only
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3. III. Andante Moderato
2:34 album only
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4. Four Piano Pieces, Op. 119 (Brahms) I. Intermezzo-- Adagio
2:57 album only
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5. II. Intermezzo -- Andantino Un Poco Agitato
5:00 album only
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6. III. Intermezzo -- Grazioso E Giocoso
2:18 album only
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7. IV. Rhapsody -- Allegro Risoluto
5:19 album only
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8. Perpetuum Mobile in C Major, Op. 119 (Mendelssohn)
3:26 album only
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9. Nocturne in D-Flat Major, Op. 27 No. 2 (Chopin)
5:32 album only
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10. Etude in C# Minor, Op. 10 No. 4 (Chopin)
2:43 album only
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11. Etude "En Forme De Valse," Op. 52, No. 6 (Saint-Saens)
7:56 album only
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12. 24 Preludes, Op. 11 (Scriabin) I. Vivace
0:55 album only
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13. II. Allegretto
1:33 album only
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14. III. Vivo
0:59 album only
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15. IV. Lento
1:36 album only
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16. V. Andante Cantabile
1:06 album only
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17. VI. Allegro
0:51 album only
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18. VII. Allegro Assai
1:08 album only
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19. VIII. Allegro Agitato
1:28 album only
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20. IX. Andantino
1:24 album only
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21. X. Andante
1:10 album only
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22. XI. Allegro Assai
1:43 album only
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23. XII. Andante
1:18 album only
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24. XIII. Lento
1:15 album only
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25. XIV. Presto
1:11 album only
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26. XV. Lento
1:49 album only
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27. XVI. Misterioso
1:23 album only
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28. XVII. Allegretto
0:42 album only
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29. XVIII. Allegro Agitato
1:10 album only
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30. XIX. Affetuoso
1:25 album only
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31. XX. Appassionato
1:08 album only
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32. XXI. Andante
1:08 album only
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33. XXII. Lento
1:09 album only
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34. XXIII. Vivo
0:42 album only
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35. XXIV. Presto
0:58 album only
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36. Nocturne in B-Flat Major, Op. 16 No. 4 (Paderewski)
4:48 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This album has been a joy to create! When playing music of this caliber, it is always a pleasure to practice, perform, and share it. This music offers so many challenges technically, and so much satisfaction musically, that it stays with you for a lifetime, even after the concerts are over.

All of these works are pieces I had played in different programs through the years, and it has long been a dream of mine to combine them all in one time and place. Faure and Brahms have been influential composers in my life, as have Chopin and Mendelssohn, ever since I was a child. The 24 Preludes, Op. 11 by Alexander Scriabin have been favorites of mine for many years. Like Chopin, Scriabin wrote these preludes using the circle of fifths: each prelude is in a different key, going from major to relative minor through the circle. Each prelude has its own personality, its own story to tell, and each presents a unique picture. As a whole entity, they flow smoothly from one to the next, creating an amazingly brilliant display of technical and emotional diversity.

This CD truly captures the full range of expression we can experience through piano music of the Romantic composers, from despair to exaltation, loneliness to love, resignation to passion. That these composers were able to communicate all of this through 88 keys on a piano is overwhelming. I hope your feelings as a listener are stirred, even as mine were while playing these works.

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