Emanuele Torquati - Griffes: The Vale of Dreams, Piano Music (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:19:32 | 182 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Release Year: 2017
But if there is at least one American Impressionist composer: Charles Tomlinson Griffes (1884-1920). Although he studied with Humperdinck in Berlin before returning to live and die in the United States, Griffes underwent the full influence of Debussy and Scriabin - as well as of Strauss and, still, Wagner - He incorporated in his own language, especially his many works for piano. It is here that we discover, under the fingers of the pianist Emanuele Torquati (who has already signed an integral of the piano of Roussel and that of Zemlinsky), half a dozen major works of this unknown composer on this side of the In the Atlantic, written between 1910 and 1919-alas, Griffes died at the age of thirty-six from the Spanish flu, which ravaged the entire planet; If not, it seems obvious that he would have continued his ascent and would have offered not only to America but to the planet the image of a highly exploratory, inventive composer, at the forefront of his time. His Sonata of 1919 already has many characteristics that would not have denied a Prokofiev.