Dark Fires (20th Century Music for Piano)

Release Date: Oct 1, 1997

Label: Albany Records

Catalog Number: B000QZT49W

MAJOR PIANO WORKS BY BLACK COMPOSERS

The significance of this four-volume recording project is its celebration of 20th century compositions for piano and some Chamber works written by Americans of African descent that have never been recorded or have had limited recorded performance.

Lettie Beckon Alston; Roger Dickerson; Adolphus Hailstork; Tania Leon; Jeffrey Mumford; Hale Smith; Dolores White, composers | Karen Walwyn, piano

REVIEW:

“The music is played perceptively by Karen Walwyn, who shows considerable range. She is virtuosic… meditative… energetic… and vividly evocative” (Washington Post)

  1. Allegro Energico 
  2. Toccata