Phillip Ramey: Piano Music, Volume Three: 1960-2010


Catalogue No: TOCC0114
EAN/UPC: 5060113441140
Release Date: 05.09.2011
Composer: Phillip Ramey
Artists: Stephen Gosling

The piano music of the American composer Phillip Ramey (b. 1939) is rooted in the motoric athleticism of Prokofiev and Bartók, seasoned with sober lyricism, spicy modernist dissonance and a fresh approach to the grand Romantic gesture. Covering a span of half a century, this third Toccata Classics album includes the vivacious early Suite, the sparkling Toccata Giocosa, the atmospheric Slavic Rhapsody, the parodistic Burlesque-Paraphrase on a Theme of Stephen Foster and the exotic Djebel Bani (A Saharan Meditation), concluding with the virtuosic, highly dramatic Sixth Sonata.

Stephen Gosling, piano

Listen To This Recording:

    Suite (1960-63; rev. 1988)

  1. I. Prelude (Allegro)
  2. II. Aria (Andante con moto)
  3. III. Scherzo (Allegro moderato)
  4. IV. Homage to Gershwin (Andantino)
  5. V. Evocation (Adagio cantabile)
  6. VI. March (Allegro moderato)
  7. VII. Ballade (Adagio)
  8. VIII. Burlesque (Allegro)
  9. IX. Hymn à la russe (Andante con moto; Grandioso)
  10. X. Toccata (Allegro con spirito)
  11. I. Moderato enigmatico
  12. Two Short Pieces (1967)

  13. II. Moderato barbaro
  14. Toccata Giocosa (1966)
  15. Slavic Rhapsody (The Novgorod Kremlin at Night) (2009-10)
  16. Burlesque-Paraphrase on a Theme of Stephen Foster (1990)
  17. Bagatelle on ‘Dies Irae’ (2010)
  18. Djebel Bani (A Saharan Meditation) (2009)
  19. Blue Phantom (2008)
  20. Piano Sonata No. 6 (Sonata-Fantasia) (2008): Moderato; Allegro; Interlude 1 (Adagio sognando); Moderato; Allegro; Interlude 2 (Andante serioso); Adagio; Grandioso


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