American Music for Harpsichord
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New American sounds for an old instrument.

The harpsichordist Mark Kroll has long been recognized as one of the central figures in the field of historical performance and early keyboard instruments. During a career spanning over 50 years, he has concertized worldwide as a harpsichordist and fortepianist, winning critical acclaim for his virtuosity and expressive playing. His many recordings include solo repertoire, violin and keyboard music with Baroque violinist Carol Lieberman, and world premiere recordings of Hummel's transcriptions of Mozart symphonies. As an educator he has served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Historical Performance at Boston University since 1977, and he is frequently invited to teach as guest professor at music academies such as Wurzburg. This is his first recording of a disc devoted to just contemporary music and it is most welcome. How many remember the wonderful recording of the beautiful Trimble piece on Columbia in their modern American music series? This new performance is just as stunning and most welcome.
Contents:
Lou Harrison, composer
Six Sonatas for Cembalo
Mark Kroll, harpsichord

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, composer
Fantasy for Harpsichord
Mark Kroll, harpsichord

Gardner Read, composer
Fantasy-Toccata for Solo Harpsichord
Mark Kroll, harpsichord

Walter Piston, composer
Sonatina for violin and Harpsichord
Carol Lieberman, violin, Mark Kroll, harpsichord

Robert Starer, composer
Yizkor and Anima Aeterna for Flute and Harpsichord
Alan Weiss, flute, Mark Kroll, harpsichord

Lester Trimble, composer
Four Fragments from the Canterbury Tales
Nancy Armstrong, soprano, Bruce Creditor, clarinet, Alan Weiss, flute, Mark Kroll, harpsichord

Review:
"Kroll's superb playing and Harrison's and Piston's gems...make this a good buy." (Gramophone)
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