1 Nicholas Howells Crowfoot*
2-4 Johannes Brahms Three Intermezzos, Op. 117
5-10 Johannes Brahms Six Piano Pieces, Op. 118
    *World première recording

Canadian pianist Milton Schlosser performs works by Nicholas Howells and Johannes Brahms. The Toronto Star hails Schlosser's Brahms playing: "emotionally expressive, powerfully intimate journeys through beautiful harmonies and counterpoint."


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Frederic Rzewski's Nanosonatas and Songs

1-7 Frederic Rzewski Nanosonatas, Book 1, Nos. 1-7* (2006)
8 Frederic Rzewski Apolitical Intellectuals (1974)
9 Frederic Rzewski Lullaby: God to a Hungry Child (1974)
10 Frederic Rzewski Nothing Changes* (1976)
11 Frederic Rzewski The Liar* (1983)
12 Frederic Rzewski To His Coy Mistress* (1988)
    *World première recordings  

A groundbreaking CD that features several world premières of works by American composer-pianist Frederic Rzewski, one of the most prophetic and gifted musicians of our time. Included is the solo piano piece Nanosonatas, Volume1, commissioned by Schlosser. As well, five songs are performed by Canadian soprano Kathleen Corcoran and Schlosser, three of which are previously unrecorded.

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Bohemian Woods

1 Antonin Dvořák Slavonic Dance in G Minor, Op. 46 No. 8
2 Antonin Dvořák Slavonic Dance in A Major, Op. 46 No. 3
3 Antonin Dvořák Six Piano Pieces, Op. 118
4 Bohuslav Martinů Variations On a Slovakian Theme, H. 378
5-8 Leoš Janáček Pohadka (Fairy Tale)
9-11 Leoš Janáček Sonata No. 2 for Cello and Piano, H. 286

The disc features an inviting display of the rich vein of Czech nationalism. Prochazka is passionate and riveting, while Schlosser is revealed to be "a true chamber music pianist, no mere 'accompanist'" (Musical Pointers).

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Frederic Rzewski's
De Profundis and North American Ballads

1-8 Frederic Rzewski De Profundis I - VIII
9-12 Frederic Rzewski North American Ballads I - IV

Politics, tolerance and daring meet, both in the music of Frederic Rzewski, and in the heart of the performance by Canadian pianist Milton Schlosser. The text for De Profundis is taken from Oscar Wilde's letter from Reading Gaol.

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1-6 Edvard Grieg Lyriske Smaastykker (Lyric Pieces), Op. 43 I-VI
7-14 Edvard Grieg Haugtussa (The Mountain Maid), Op. 67 I-VII
15-17 Edvard Grieg Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 36 I-III

Chamber music by Edvard Grieg, for piano alone, piano and voice, and his noted Sonata for Cello and Piano. In this recording, Schlosser "proves himself to be as sympathetic an accompanist as he is a stylish and feeling soloist" (Vancouver Sun).

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