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Michael Rickman (Piano)

Romantic Realms: Piano Music of Schubert & Brahms

by Michael Rickman

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Michael Rickman plays piano in grand fashion - Romantic Realms - Music of Schubert & Brahms
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SCHUBERT, F.: Piano Sonata No. 21 / BRAHMS, J.: 25 Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel
Catalog Number: 74567

The last of the 1828 sonatas, the Sonata in B flat major, D. 960, opens in a manner characteristic of many of Schubert's songs and its gentle first theme dominates the extended movement. The slow movement, moving from C sharp minor to A major and to a final C sharp major has about it a beautiful serenity and is followed …
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Songs of the Enchanted Island (The Works of Inocente Carreño)

by Jane Christeson & Michael Rickman

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Songs of the Enchanted Island of Margarita by Inocente Carreño - Jane Christeson - Voice & Michael Rickman - Piano
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Wearing shorts and a white shirt, and carrying a little suitcase in one hand and the trumpet in the other, Inocente nervously awaited the moment to embark on La Flor de Maria, the small sailing boat that would lead him to the capital. He would leave behind the beautiful Margarita Island, where he had been born twelve years ago. He would take with him dear childhood memories of growing up next to his beloved grandmother …
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Liebestreu

by Jane Christeson & Michael Rickman

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Liebestreu - Jane Christeson - with Michael Rickman (Piano) Rebecca Holbrook-Loar (Soprano) Bobb Robinson (Baritone) Jesse Christeson (Cello)
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The lieder of Johannes Brahms are some of the most beautiful, haunting and richly satisfying to perform in all of song literature. The songs themselves share many characteristics of the composer's enigmatic personality - great strength balanced with sensitivity, stark emotion restrained in a classic form, and earthy humor with intensity and serious contemplation. Unlike most lieder composers, Brahms was fairly indifferent to the quality of poetry that inspired him, believing that text should be …
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