John Powell: Piano Works
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCRL505     Release Date: 2011-05-15
Roy Hamlin Johnson, piano

John Powell (b. 1882, Richmond, Va., d. 1963, Charlottesville) was a concert pianist, composer, and eloquent advocate of an American national music based on the folk music of his native South. Most important among his works derived from that source are the Rhapsodie Nègre (1918)—inspired by Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness—and the Symphony in A (1945). Before World War I, he also wrote in what he then termed "classical," i.e. German Post-Romantic style. The climax of that period is the 62-minute Sonata Teutonica, Op. 24 (1913)...The two compositions on the present disc, plus the Sonata Noble, Op. 21 (1908), form the rest of his major "classical" works for solo piano.


This title, originally issued on the CRI label, is now available as a burn-on-demand CD (CD-R) or download in MP3/320, FLAC or WAV formats. CD-Rs come in a protective sleeve; no print booklet or jewel case included. Liner notes are accessible via the link above.

Roy Hamlin Johnson

John Powell: Piano Works

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Track Listing

Sonate Psychologique, Op. 15: I. Kampf: Grave, Allegro agitato
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Sonate Psychologique, Op. 15: II. Nocturne, Hingebung: Andante; Allegro brioso
John Powell
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Sonate Psychologique, Op. 15: III. Scherzo diabolique, "In den Klauen"
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Sonate Psychologique, Op. 15 : IV. Thanatopsis: Tempo di Marcia Funebre, un poco meno mosso
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Variations and Double-Fugue on a Theme of F. C. Hahr
John Powell
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