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IVES: Piano Sonata No. 2 / The Celestial Railroad

Composer(s):Ives, Charles
Artist(s) Mayer, Steven, piano
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.559127
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99



Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

Alexei Lubimov and Pierre-Laurent Aimard, both also include the Ives’s brief (and optional) obbligatos for viola and flute in the first and fourth movements respectively. Steven Mayer, who omits them, is also remarkably lucid and sympathetic, and he ends the finale most movingly and memorably. As couplings he offers also the tough, though briefly soft-centred, Varied Air and Variations and The Celestial Railroad, a nightmarish, noisy train journey, a trip to a promised land which never materializes. The Emerson Transcription is essentially a reworking of the opening material of the Sonata, and of less general interest.


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