Ramey: Piano Music, Volume 3
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Phillip Ramey: Piano Music, Volume Three: 1960–2010

Catalogue Number: TOCC0114
EAN: 5060113441140
Release Date: 5 September 2011
Duration: 78:24

Recorded under the supervision of the composer

Suite
Two Short Pieces
Toccata Giocosa
Slavic Rhapsody (The Novgorod Kremlin at Night)
Burlesque-Paraphrase on a Theme of Stephen Foster
Bagatelle on ‘Dies Irae’
Djebel Bani (A Saharan Meditation)
Blue Phantom
Piano Sonata No. 6

Stephen Gosling, piano

The piano music of the American composer Phillip Ramey (b. 1939) is rooted in the motoric athleticism of Prokofiev and Bartók, seasoned with sober lyricism, spicy modernist dissonance and a fresh approach to the grand Romantic gesture. Covering a span of half a century, this third Toccata Classics album includes the vivacious early Suite, the sparkling Toccata Giocosa, the atmospheric Slavic Rhapsody, the parodistic Burlesque-Paraphrase on a Theme of Stephen Foster and the exotic Djebel Bani (A Saharan Meditation), concluding with the virtuosic, highly dramatic Sixth Sonata.

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Track Listing, MP3 Downloads and Streaming Samples

Track No. Track Title / Details Duration Sample Add to Cart
DOWNLOAD COMPLETE ALBUM 78:24
1-10 Suite (1960-63; rev. 1988)

Phillip Ramey, composer
Stephen Gosling, piano
21:10
1 I. Prelude (Allegro) 0:59 play
2 II. Aria (Andante con moto) 2:03 play
3 III. Scherzo (Allegro moderato) 2:46 play
4 IV. Homage to Gershwin (Andantino) 1:06 play
5 V. Evocation (Adagio cantabile) 1:24 play
6 VI. March (Allegro moderato) 1:15 play
7 VII. Ballade (Adagio) 3:46 play
8 VIII. Burlesque (Allegro) 1:35 play
9 IX. Hymn à la russe (Andante con moto; Grandioso) 4:04 play
10 X. Toccata (Allegro con spirito) 2:12 play
11-12 Two Short Pieces (1967)

Phillip Ramey, composer
Stephen Gosling, piano
3:47
11 I. Moderato enigmatico 1:45 play
12 II. Moderato barbaro 2:02 play
13 Toccata Giocosa (1966)

Phillip Ramey, composer
Stephen Gosling, piano
1:50 play
14 Slavic Rhapsody (The Novgorod Kremlin at Night) (2009-10)

Phillip Ramey, composer
Stephen Gosling, piano
13:25 play
15 Burlesque-Paraphrase on a Theme of Stephen Foster (1990)

Phillip Ramey, composer
Stephen Gosling, piano
3:56 play
16 Bagatelle on ‘Dies Irae’ (2010)

Phillip Ramey, composer
Stephen Gosling, piano
2:44 play
17 Djebel Bani (A Saharan Meditation) (2009)

Phillip Ramey, composer
Stephen Gosling, piano
7:04 play
18 Blue Phantom (2008)

Phillip Ramey, composer
Stephen Gosling, piano
2:22 play
19 Piano Sonata No. 6 (Sonata-Fantasia) (2008)

Phillip Ramey, composer
Stephen Gosling, piano
22:06
19 Moderato; Allegro; Interlude 1 (Adagio sognando); Moderato; Allegro; Interlude 2 (Andante serioso); Adagio; Grandioso 22:06 play

Artists

Phillip Ramey

Phillip Ramey, composer

Stephen Gosling

Stephen Gosling, piano
[credit: Phillip Ramey]

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