Solo piano music of John Alden Carpenter

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Solo piano music of John Alden Carpenter

Post by Rach3 » Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:03 pm

Complete solo piano music of American composer John Alden Carpenter, the late Denver Oldham,pianist, a New World Records cd in my collection.Recommend hearing the Piano Sonata with its wonderful slow mov., the “Diversions” , and the “ Impromptu.” I had been hoping for many years this cd would make its appearance on YT.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JyMMkK ... ps&index=1

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Re: Solo piano music of John Alden Carpenter

Post by Lance » Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:26 am

If you are talking about New World Records two-CD set 328-329 of Carpenter's piano music, I wholeheartedly agree. Oldham has done a great service to a number of composers aside from Carpenter, Nathaniel Dett, Charles Tomlinson Griffes, and John Knowles Paine, all on New World Records. And on other labels, more Dett, and William Grant Still.
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Re: Solo piano music of John Alden Carpenter

Post by maestrob » Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:38 pm

Rach3 wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:03 pm
Complete solo piano music of American composer John Alden Carpenter, the late Denver Oldham, pianist, a New World Records cd in my collection. Recommend hearing the Piano Sonata with its wonderful slow mov., the “Diversions” , and the “ Impromptu.” I had been hoping for many years this cd would make its appearance on YT.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JyMMkK ... ps&index=1
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I'm listening to this album now on Amazon (sans commercials, thank-you!) and am quite taken with John Alden Carpenter's piano music. Many thanks for the suggestion! :D

Searching for other discs of his music, I came upon this important reissue from the CRI label, which contains Carpenter's "Concertino for Piano and Chamber Orchestra," along with a work by Piston with the identical title and Ives's Fourth of July. Copies are burned on demand directly from master tapes, so delivery takes a few days longer than usual, but the results are worth it:

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Re: Solo piano music of John Alden Carpenter

Post by Rach3 » Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:55 am

maestrob wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:38 pm

I'm listening to this album now on Amazon (sans commercials, thank-you!) and am quite taken with John Alden Carpenter's piano music. Many thanks for the suggestion! :D

His chamber music is even more attractive for me.My Naxos cd here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OodD2My3UZo

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Re: Solo piano music of John Alden Carpenter

Post by maestrob » Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:25 am

Rach3 wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:55 am
maestrob wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:38 pm

I'm listening to this album now on Amazon (sans commercials, thank-you!) and am quite taken with John Alden Carpenter's piano music. Many thanks for the suggestion! :D

His chamber music is even more attractive for me.My Naxos cd here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OodD2My3UZo
Interesting, thanks! :D

I've also discovered this CD by various American composers, including Carpenter, and will stream it today:

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Re: Solo piano music of John Alden Carpenter

Post by Rach3 » Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:35 pm

maestrob wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:25 am
I've also discovered this CD by various American composers, including Carpenter, and will stream it today:
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Arthur Foote's chamber music is great, too, my Naxos cd of his piano trios here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCX1s9t ... qQPV35YLS0

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