PLAY ALL. Copland: Piano Fantasy, Piano Variations. Released by Soundmark Oct 2011 2 Tracks.
The piano fantasy dates from 1955 - 1957, over a decade after the sonata, and was composed after Copland had composed most of his folk-idiom tinged music, including his opera, "The Tender Land" (1954). It is a lengthy work, about 30 minutes, consisting of a single movement; and it returns to the introspection of the variations and the sonata. The fantasy is a largely serial work based upon a ten-note pattern stated at the outset in slow, deep tones. The work succeeds both in having an improvisatory character and in conveying a sense of tightness, close organization, and discipline. I find little to quibble with about Pasternack's performance of the 'Piano Sonata.
William Masselos (August 11, 1920 – October 23, 1992) was an American classical pianist. William Masselos was born in Niagara Falls, New York to a Dutch mother and a Greek father. He made his New York debut at The Town Hall in 1938 at the age of 18. He studied with Carl Friedberg, a disciple of Johannes Brahms and Clara Schumann, and also with Nelly Reuschel (another Clara Schumann disciple) at New York's Institute of Musical Art (later called Juilliard School).
Copland: Piano Variations; Piano Sonata; Piano Fantasy. Albany Music Distribution 989. CD.
Album · 1989 · 14 Songs. By William Mayer - Kenneth Schermerhorn, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra & William Masselos. 2. Octagon: II. Canzone.
1. Piano Fantasy - Benjamin Pasternack. Piano Sonata: I. Molto moderato - Benjamin Pasternack. 3. Piano Sonata: II. Vivace - Benjamin Pasternack. 4. Piano Sonata: III. Andante sostenuto - Benjamin Pasternack.
Aaron Copland, Album. COPLAND: Piano Sonata, Piano Fantasy, Piano Variations. Other albums by Aaron Copland. Copland: Piano Concerto; El Salón México; Appalachian Spring; Old American Songs. Copland: Appalachian Spring. 4 Piano Sonata - III. Andante sostenuto Benjamin Pasternack 8:34. 5 Piano Variations Benjamin Pasternack 11:33.
- Composed By – Copland*
- Cover – Cato*
- Liner Notes – Julia Smith
- Piano – William Masselos
NotesPrinted in U.S.A.
Sleeve notes in English
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Other (Library of Congress catalog card number): R67-2577
- Rights Society: ASCAP
- Other (Side 1 Label): 32 16 0039-1
- Other (Side 2 Label): 32 16 0039-2
- Matrix / Runout (Side 1): AA-32-16- 0039-1
- Matrix / Runout (Side 2): AB-32-16-0039-2
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