Love-inspired Compositions over the past 200 Years have particularly affected my sensibilities from an early age: indeed they have informed many of my recital programs and led me to explore the romantic classics that could be viewed at the movies. Nowadays, of course, the Internet has brought them into our homes via television and various online devices.
“sweet spring is your
time is my time is our
time for springtime is lovetime
and viva sweet love…..”
Here, then, are some Solo Piano Works for which I have always had a deep affection and which I performed 6 years ago to the day at my Spring Music Appreciation Class at the Southeast Senior Center for Independent Living (SESCIL) in Englewood, NJ.
over the past 200 Years:
Solo Piano Works
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Romance in F sharp major, Op. 28, No. 2
Alicia de Larrocha
Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Liebestraum (“Love’s Dream”) No. 3 in A Flat major
Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Love’s Greeting (“Salut d’Amour”) in E major, Op. 12
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Romance (from “Ten Pieces”) in D flat major, Op. 24, No. 9
Rudolf Friml (1881-1972)
Chanson in D flat major
Played by the Composer, Rudolf Friml,
My SESCIL Music Appreciation Programs (1996–2015)
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