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Zenobia Powel Perry (b.1908): Piano Works / Josephine Gandolfi; Deanne Tucker; LaDoris Hazzard Cordell (pianists)

Album Summary

>Perry, Zenobia Powell : Orrin and Echo, for piano
>Perry, Zenobia Powell : Vignette, for piano no 1
>Perry, Zenobia Powell : Vignette,for piano no 2
>Perry, Zenobia Powell : Childhood Capers, for piano
>Perry, Zenobia Powell : Ties, for piano
>Perry, Zenobia Powell : Round and Round, for piano
>Perry, Zenobia Powell : March (Three Notes), for piano
>Perry, Zenobia Powell : Pavanne, for piano
>Perry, Zenobia Powell : Homage to William Levi Dawson on His 90th Birthday, for piano
>Perry, Zenobia Powell : Times Seven, for piano
>Perry, Zenobia Powell : Soliloquy, for piano
>Perry, Zenobia Powell : Nocturne, for piano
>Perry, Zenobia Powell : Teeta, for piano
>Perry, Zenobia Powell : Blaize, for piano
>Perry, Zenobia Powell : Flight, for piano
>Perry, Zenobia Powell : A Jazz Trifle, for piano
>Perry, Zenobia Powell : Rhapsody, for piano
>Perry, Zenobia Powell : Tawawa House, suite from the opera for piano, 4 hands
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Pianist and composer Zenobia Powell Perry (1908-2004) was a piano student of composer R. Nathaniel Dett. She moved to Rochester, New York to study with him. After a few lessons with Cortez Reece at Langston University in Oklahoma, Perry began to think seriously about composition. All of the tracks on this album were at some point performed by Mrs. Perry in concert. She continued performing through her 80's, and even taught until her 90's. One of the most interesting works on this album is the Suite from Tawawa House, Perry's opera that was premiered in 1987. The opera tells the story of a hotel in Ohio in which escaped slaves, freed slaves, and mixed-race children of slave owners are staying, and shows the complex relationships between black and white Americans in the pre-Civil war era.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Stanford University, Stanford, California (09/12/2015).



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Works Details

>Perry, Zenobia Powell : Orrin and Echo, for piano
  • Performer: Josephine Gandolfi (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1970

>Perry, Zenobia Powell : Vignette, for piano no 1
  • Performer: Josephine Gandolfi (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1990

>Perry, Zenobia Powell : Vignette,for piano no 2
  • Performer: Josephine Gandolfi (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1990

>Perry, Zenobia Powell : Childhood Capers, for piano
  • Performer: Josephine Gandolfi (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935

>Perry, Zenobia Powell : Ties, for piano
  • Performer: Josephine Gandolfi (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1970

>Perry, Zenobia Powell : Round and Round, for piano
  • Performer: Josephine Gandolfi (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1977

>Perry, Zenobia Powell : March (Three Notes), for piano
  • Performer: Josephine Gandolfi (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1980

>Perry, Zenobia Powell : Pavanne, for piano
  • Performer: Josephine Gandolfi (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1962

>Perry, Zenobia Powell : Homage to William Levi Dawson on His 90th Birthday, for piano
  • Performer: Josephine Gandolfi (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1990

>Perry, Zenobia Powell : Times Seven, for piano
  • Performer: Josephine Gandolfi (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1964

>Perry, Zenobia Powell : Soliloquy, for piano
  • Performer: Josephine Gandolfi (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1979

>Perry, Zenobia Powell : Nocturne, for piano
  • Performer: Deanne Tucker (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1961

>Perry, Zenobia Powell : Teeta, for piano
  • Performer: Deanne Tucker (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1972

>Perry, Zenobia Powell : Blaize, for piano
  • Performer: Deanne Tucker (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1985

>Perry, Zenobia Powell : Flight, for piano
  • Performer: Deanne Tucker (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1970

>Perry, Zenobia Powell : A Jazz Trifle, for piano
  • Performer: Ladoris Cordell (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1986

>Perry, Zenobia Powell : Rhapsody, for piano
  • Performer: Ladoris Cordell (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1960

>Perry, Zenobia Powell : Tawawa House, suite from the opera for piano, 4 hands
  • Performers: Josephine Gandolfi (Piano); Deanne Tucker (Piano)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1985