Wednesday, August 22, 2007

PCCD Free Sample - William Albright

The late William Albright was the composer of a wide range of material. But he is likely to be remembered best for his involvement in ragtime, both as an excellent pianist and as a composer of new ragtime pieces in the 1960s and ‘70s which gained wide popularity among ragtime afficionados.

Unfortunately, while Albright recorded widely as a ragtime player, his only recording of his own ragtime pieces has never been reissued on CD. It includes his amazing Grand Sonata in Rag in his own excellent performance. The opening movement, Scott Joplin's Victory, successfully merges ragtime style and sonata form in an exuberant, memorable piece, played by the composer with tremendous verve. We just had to revive this one!

PACD 20329 is available as item number CD05476 in
Parnassus Select P342

PACD 20329 Albright Plays Albright -
Grand Sonata in Rag : Scott Joplin's Victory (7 minutes 55 seconds - High quality VBR mp3 - 13.9MB)

PACD 20329 Albright Plays Albright -
Grand Sonata in Rag : Scott Joplin's Victory (7 minutes 55 seconds - 128k bit rate mp3 - 7.2MB)

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1 Comments:

Blogger Dan said...

Hi,

I *REALLY* want to buy this CD! I have Thomas Warburton's version of 'Grand Sonata in Rag' and from what I hear here, Albright smokes him. However, I can't, for the life of me, find the listing in the link provided. Can you help me out?

thanks!

8:36 AM  

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