24 Romances for Solo Piano
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Jeffrey Middleton performs the complete 24 Romances by the famed composer and pianist, Joseph Fennimore.

Albany Records celebrates composer Joseph Fennimore's 75th anniversary with the release of this two-cd set of his 24 Romances and other select works. Born in 1940, Fennimore is known not only for his compositions, but also as an extraordinary pianist and teacher. He is best known for his works for piano and chamber ensembles. The Romances were not written as a set, but rather composed over a span of 30 years, from age 43 to 73, amidst a prolific, hugely creative career. The Romances grew from ideas that periodically arose, took hold, took shape, and suited the general idea of a Romance: a short, imaginative piano work. Also included on this 2-CD set are his Fifth Sonata for Piano; Passacalle; Sonatinella; and Three Pieces for Piano. Jeffrey Middleton, long a champion of Fennimore's piano music, graduated from Juilliard and received his doctorate from Yale. His career has included chamber music, vocal coaching and accompanying, solo performances, and teaching. Middleton is on the faculty of the School of American Ballet, and was the 2010 recipient of the Mae Wien Award for distinguished faculty service.
Contents:
Joseph Fennimore, composer
First Romance
Jeffrey Middleton, piano

Joseph Fennimore, composer
Second Romance: Calentura de Teresa
Jeffrey Middleton, piano

Joseph Fennimore, composer
Third Romance
Jeffrey Middleton, piano

Joseph Fennimore, composer
Fourth Romance
Jeffrey Middleton, piano

Joseph Fennimore, composer
Fifth Romance
Jeffrey Middleton, piano

Joseph Fennimore, composer
Sixth Romance
Jeffrey Middleton, piano

Joseph Fennimore, composer
Seventh Romance
Jeffrey Middleton, piano

Joseph Fennimore, composer
Eighth Romance
Jeffrey Middleton, piano

Joseph Fennimore, composer
Ninth Romance-to the memory of Sergei Rachmaninoff
Jeffrey Middleton, piano

Joseph Fennimore, composer
Tenth Romance
Jeffrey Middleton, piano

Joseph Fennimore, composer
Eleventh Romance
Jeffrey Middleton, piano

Joseph Fennimore, composer
Twelfth Romance
Jeffrey Middleton, piano

Joseph Fennimore, composer
Thirteenth Romance
Jeffrey Middleton, piano

Joseph Fennimore, composer
Fourteenth Romance: Zocalo
Jeffrey Middleton, piano

Joseph Fennimore, composer
Fifteenth Romance
Jeffrey Middleton, piano

Joseph Fennimore, composer
Three Pieces for Piano
Jeffrey Middleton, piano

Joseph Fennimore, composer
Sixteenth Romance: Summer Solstice
Jeffrey Middleton, piano

Joseph Fennimore, composer
Seventeenth Romance: Heat Index
Jeffrey Middleton, piano

Joseph Fennimore, composer
Eighteenth Romance: December 2010
Jeffrey Middleton, piano

Joseph Fennimore, composer
Nineteenth Romance
Jeffrey Middleton, piano

Joseph Fennimore, composer
Twentieth Romance-for the left hand alone
Jeffrey Middleton, piano

Joseph Fennimore, composer
Twenty-First Romance
Jeffrey Middleton, piano

Joseph Fennimore, composer
Twenty-Second Romance
Jeffrey Middleton, piano

Joseph Fennimore, composer
Twenty-Third Romance
Jeffrey Middleton, piano

Joseph Fennimore, composer
Twenty-Fourth Romance: January 7th
Jeffrey Middleton, piano

Joseph Fennimore, composer
Fifth Sonata for Piano
Jeffrey Middleton, piano

Joseph Fennimore, composer
Passacalle
Jeffrey Middleton, piano

Joseph Fennimore, composer
Sonatinella
Jeffrey Middleton, piano

Review:
“Middleton’s playing is uniformly adept, nowhere more so than in the more poetic num-bers… The more quirkly moments…are dispatched with what can only be described as a full understanding of the composer’s mode of discourse by Middleton, and it is precisely because of this insight that the performances convince. …Recommended.” (Fanfare)

“The very title of the large set of pieces–‘Romances’–immediately suggests several im-portant things about them; that the composer is confident enough in his expressive and technical skills not to be afraid of accusations of ‘lightness’ or ‘old-fashioned-ness’; that the works will emphasize imagination and freedom of content over any kind of formal structures; and that they are written to be enjoyed, with a direct appeal to the senses and emotions. All these characteristics are amply confirmed [at] every turn.” (Records International)