Griffes: The Pleasure Dome Of Kubla Khan
Barbara Quintiliani, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Carol Wincenc & JoAnn Falletta
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Charles T. Griffes, the only important American impressionist, is not only an important figure in American music history, but also his music is gorgeous on its own merit. Beautiful, sensual harmonies with creative, memorable melodies. This composer deserves to be better known and more widely performed. Only two of his pieces seem to make it into concert programming--White Peacock and Poem for Flute and Orchestra--and all of it needs to be heard. Creative music directors will be wise to include this composer, because it is worthy music that is seldom heard, and audiences will love it, a rare combination. Bravo to this orchestra and their conductor for recording it, and thanks from a delighted listener. Dr. William Bradley Roberts, Alexandria, Va.
Barbara Quintiliani is absolutely amazing!