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William Bland: Piano Sonatas Nos. 17 & 18

Kevin Gorman

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Piano Sonata No. 17 in A Minor  
1.1
I. Allegretto. Capriccio
William Bland; Kevin Gorman
5:58
1.2
II. Allegressimo
William Bland; Kevin Gorman
7:20
1.3
III. Lento
William Bland; Kevin Gorman
7:38
1.4
IV. Musette - Allegro, piu allegro
William Bland; Kevin Gorman
3:56
Piano Sonata No. 18 in G Minor  
1.5
I. Allegro Maestoso
William Bland; Kevin Gorman
9:13
1.6
II. Chaconne
William Bland; Kevin Gorman
11:40
1.7
III. Intermezzo - Largo cantabile
William Bland; Kevin Gorman
3:35
1.8
IV. Allegro – piu andante
William Bland; Kevin Gorman
8:59
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    58:19
William Bland’s cycle of 24 piano sonatas, one in each of the major and minor keys, was composed between the years 1998 and 2014. The cycle is the West Virginia-born composer’s magnum opus, and is a summation of an extraordinarily wide range of cultural influences. The musical content of the sonatas merges strains of the simple and complex, popular and classical, romantic and modernist. American pianist Kevin Gorman, in his debut recording writes: “the essence of these sonatas is passion, which beckons me as a pianist to reciprocate the intensity with which these originally had been composed.”
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