TitleThomson: Portraits, Self-Portraits and Songs
Artist:Anthony Tommasini, piano
Sharan Leventhal, violin
Nancy Armstrong, soprano
Fenwick Smith, flute
Frederic T. Cohen, oboe
Jonathan Miller, cello
Ronald Haroutunian, bassoon
D'Anna Fortunato, mezzo-soprano
David Ripley, bass-baritone
Frank Kelley, tenor
Paul Kirby, tenor
Sanford Sylvan, baritone
Label:Everbest Music and Media
- Susie Asado
- Pigeons on the Grass Alas (piano)
- Praises and Prayers
- Five Phrases from "The Song of Solomon"
- Mostly About Love
- Commentaire sur Saint Jérome
- From "Sneden's Landing Variations"
- Shakespeare Songs
- Oraison funèbre de Henriette-Marie de France, Reine de la Grande-Bretagne
- Capital Capitals
- Five Ladies
- Seventeen Portraits for Piano
- A Portrait of Two, for Joell Amar
- Sonata for Violin and Piano
- Concerto for Flute, Strings, Harp, and Percussion
- Three Portraits for Violin and Piano
- Piano Sonata No. 2
- Serenade for Flute and Violin
- Etude for Cello and Piano: A Portrait of Frederic James
- Lili Hastings
- Alternations: A Portrait of Maurice Grosser
- Paul Sanfaçon: On the Ice
- Louis Rispoli: In a Boat
- Persistently Pastorale: Aaron Copland
- Scott Wheeler: Free-Wheeling
- Anthony Tommasini: A Study in Chords
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Everbest Music presents a reissue of two classic Virgil Thomson albums: Portraits and Self-Portraits and Mostly About Love. Performed by pianist and New York Times chief classical critic Anthony Tommasini, these out-of-print gems are now available as Portraits, Self-Portraits and Songs in a 2-CD set, digital download, and streaming formats. Previously released on Northeastern Records, these definitive recordings feature 22 of Thomson’s chamber and vocal works, showcasing his signature wit and shrewd musical style.
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“The three hours of music so beautifully served up here helped brighten several cold and dreary mornings for me during the past weeks.” – Ralph P. Locke, The Arts Fuse. Read the full review here.
"Both volumes give us welcome works in vibrant performances, surely filling out with nicely done additions for the comprehensive Thomson enthusiast but also remaining of close interest for anyone who wants to follow and understand 20th century US styles and sub-styles. A very good re-release, timely and evergreen. Check it out by all means.” – Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review. Read the full review here.