Mandinga improvisation — Rubén González

Rubén González (1919-2003)

 

From : Sebas cuba

 

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Piano Sonata — Charles Griffes

Charles Griffes  (1884-1920).  U.S. composer. Generally known as an “impressionist” (but you may know by now that I think music and art can be, and often is, overcategorized.) This is his only piano sonata.  There is no question that Debussy, etc. had a strong influence on him as did Scriabin.  But his music is his own..recognizable, I think.

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 32 — Xaver Scharwenka

From 1879/1880.  Scharwenka was a Prussian pianist and composer.  He was a well-known pianist in the late 19th century.  He was also a music educator and had a music school in Berlin and, for a short while, in New York.

This is a virtuoso piano concerto in the best sense of the word, in my opinion.  It was originally intended to be simply a piano fantasy.