Charles Ives: Piano Sonata No. 2 "Concord, Mass. 1840"
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||"Emerson"||Gilbert Kalish||17:52||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||"Hawthorne"||Gilbert Kalish||12:39||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Ives: Piano Sonata No. 2, "Concord. Mass., 1840-60": Third Movement, "The Alcotts"||Gilbert Kalish||6:06||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||"Thoreau"||Gilbert Kalish||12:45||Album Only||View In iTunes|
a little too restrained
Very good performances and recording, but slightly less edgy than one expects from Ive's piano music; might make a good introduction or bridge to the more experimental music of this great american composer.
I agree with John. This is a very introspective reading, which can be a good thing in some parts of the sonata (like sections of the last movement), but overall, it kind of boggs down from a lack of forward momentum. Too bad, too, because Gilbert Kalish is usually excellent on everything I've heard him do. In this case, if you're looking for a truly revelatory reading of the "Concord" sonata, try Marc Andre Hamelin