James Adler, piano

Catalog #: TROY1980
Release Date: June 20, 2024
Format: Digital

In his introduction, James Adler says that Reflections is “an image, a return of light or energy, a sign or result, even a thought. This album is a celebration for and a reflection upon special friends, composers, and specific works that are close to my heart.” A Curtis Reflection, commissioned by The Curtis Institute of Music for their Centenary Commissioning Initiative, is a celebration of Adler’s years of study at Curtis. Judith Clurman, conductor of Essential Voices USA said “I enjoyed hearing ‘A Curtis Reflection’ and look forward to hearing it again.” Works by Henco Espag and Paul Turok represent his friends and the Debussy and Schumann Kinderszenen are works from his heart. 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). As a performer and composer, Adler can be heard on the Albany Records, Capstone, Navona, and Ravello record labels. He is on the faculty at Saint Peter’s University and is the recipient of the 2017 Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.


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Track Listing

# Title Composer Performer
01 A Curtis Reflection: 222 (222 Rittenhouse Square) James Adler James Adler (piano) 4:18
02 A Curtis Reflection: Parkway House (2201 Pennsylvania Avenue) James Adler James Adler (piano) 4:15
03 1726 (1726 Locust Street) James Adler James Adler (piano) 3:20
04 Mistieke Feetjies ("Mystical Fairies") Henco Espag James Adler (piano) 4:11
05 Little Suite for Piano, Op. 9: Prelude Paul Turok James Adler (piano) 1:18
06 Little Suite for Piano, Op. 9: Arabesque Paul Turok James Adler (piano) 1:59
07 Little Suite for Piano, Op. 9: Toccata Paul Turok James Adler (piano) 3:08
08 Deux Arabesques: Andante con moto Claude Debussy James Adler (piano) 3:58
09 Deux Arabesques: Allegretto scherzando Claude Debussy James Adler (piano) 3:53
10 Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Von fremden Ländern und Menschen Robert Schumann James Adler (piano) 1:34
11 Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Curiose Geshichte Robert Schumann James Adler (piano) 0:42
12 Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Hasche-Mann Robert Schumann James Adler (piano) 1:06
13 Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Bittendes Kind Robert Schumann James Adler (piano) 1:13
14 Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Glückes genug Robert Schumann James Adler (piano) 0:45
15 Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Wichtige Begebenheit Robert Schumann James Adler (piano) 0:56
16 Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Träumerei Robert Schumann James Adler (piano) 2:32
17 Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Am Camin Robert Schumann James Adler (piano) 1:04
18 Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Ritter vom Steckenpferd Robert Schumann James Adler (piano) 0:47
19 Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Fast zu ernst Robert Schumann James Adler (piano) 1:58
20 Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Fürchtenmachen Robert Schumann James Adler (piano) 2:01
21 Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Kind im Einschlummern Robert Schumann James Adler (piano) 2:15
22 Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Der Dichter spricht Robert Schumann James Adler (piano) 2:03

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