Homages & Remembrances

James Adler, Cain-Oscar Bergeron

Catalog #: TROY1781
Release Date: July 1, 2019
Format: Digital

Pianist James Adler has recorded a recital that pays homage to people who have been great influences and offers musical remembrances of important people in his life. The longest work on the program, Pictures at an Exhibition is dedicated to his mother and his aunt, both of whom encouraged him in his pursuit of music. James Adler is a pianist who "can create whatever type of music he wants at the keyboard" (Chicago Sun-Times) and a composer who writes "with uncommon imagination" (Atlanta Journal-Constitution). Mr. Adler made his orchestral performing debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and has appeared in recital at famous venues around the world. His discography includes recordings on the Albany, Capstone, Navona, and Ravello record labels.


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Track Listing

Title Composer Performer
Passacaglia Paul Turok James Adler (piano)
Piano Sonata No. 9 in D Major, K.331 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart James Adler (piano)
Deux Arabesques, L.66 Claude Debussy James Adler (piano)
Elegy for Norman James Adler James Adler (piano)
Herinneringe Henco Espag James Adler (piano)
Pictures at an Exhibition Modeste Mussorgsky James Adler (piano)


  • "I enjoyed Adler's compositions especially and note the beautiful contribution of the flutist [Cain-Oscar Bergeron]."

    – American Record Guide

  • "Adler has assembled an attractive and diverse program, in which the contemporary pieces will fall gracefully even upon the ears of those who don’t necessarily gravitate toward modern works…Adler interprets Pictures at an Exhibition as a noble tribute to Hartmann and his visual art…An artfully constructed program, admirably performed. I will return to this disc with pleasure."

    – Fanfare

  • "…The agile fingers of Adler interpret the Mozart Sonata No. 9 in D Major, K.311 with great lucidity and lightness, offering a clear and precise reading.…"

    – Kathodik

  • "Mussorgsky’s 'Pictures at an Exhibition'…gets an absolutely first-rate rendition here… he grasps the essence of each miniature and presents it with skill and refinement."

    – Infodad

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