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Robert Helps Complete Piano Music, Vol 1 / Naomi Niskala

> Shall We Dance - Shall We Dance
> In Retrospect - No. 1. Prelude
> In Retrospect - No. 2. Dance
> In Retrospect - No. 3. Song
> In Retrospect - No. 4. Pastorale
> In Retrospect - No. 5. Toccata
> Nocturne - Nocturne
> Valse mirage - Valse mirage
> Music for Left Hand - No. 1. Andante con moto
> Music for Left Hand - No. 2. Adagio; espressivo e rubato
> Music for Left Hand - No. 3. Allegro brillante
> Fantasy Fontana - Fantasy Fontana
> 3 Hommages, Op. 17 - No. 1. Hommage a Faure
> 3 Hommages, Op. 17 - No. 2. Hommage a Rachmaninoff
> 3 Hommages, Op. 17 - No. 3. Hommage a Ravel
> Radiance - Radiance
> Postcards - I. San Francisco in the Fog
> Postcards - II. Friday Night in Greenwich Village
> Chanson pour Jeanne (arr. R. Helps) - Chanson pour Jeanne (arr. for piano)
> Testament (arr. R. Helps) - Testament (arr. for piano)
> 6 Lieder, Op. 71 (arr. R. Helps) - 6 Lieder, Op. 71 (arr. for piano): No. 4. Schilflied
> Love is a Sickness Full of Woes (arr. R. Helps) - Love is a Sickness Full of Woes (arr. for piano)

Album Summary

>Helps, Robert : Shall We Dance, for piano
>Helps, Robert : In Retrospect, 5 pieces for piano
>Helps, Robert : Nocturne for piano
>Helps, Robert : Valse Mirage for piano
>Helps, Robert : Etudes (3) for piano
>Helps, Robert : Fantasy Fontana, for piano
>Helps, Robert : Homages (3) for piano
>Helps, Robert : Piano Quartet
>Helps, Robert : Postcards, for piano
>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Chanson pour Jeanne, for voice & piano
>Duparc, Henri : Testament
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Schilflied, Op. 71/4
>Ireland, John [Composer] : Love is a sickness full of woes, for voice & piano
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

"The first of two volumes devoted to Robert Helps' complete piano music inaugurates a project that many listeners will consider long overdue. Helps' aesthetic is hard to pigeonhole. It draws upon the craggy, post-war serial aesthetic that many American academic composers embraced, plus the contrapuntal rigor of Roger Sessions, with whom Helps studied. At the same time Helps' splendid ear for textural refinement and linear elegance can be traced to his love for Faure and Ravel, as well as his lifelong interest in Romantic-era pianists such as Ignaz Friedman and Josef Hofmann... Needless to say, I look forward to Volume 2." -Classics Today (10/10)



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>Helps, Robert : Shall We Dance, for piano
  • Performer: Naomi Niskala (Piano)
  • Notes: Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York (05/07/2006-05/08/2006)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1994

>Helps, Robert : In Retrospect, 5 pieces for piano
  • Performer: Naomi Niskala (Piano)
  • Notes: Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York (05/07/2006-05/08/2006)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1977

>Helps, Robert : Nocturne for piano
  • Performer: Naomi Niskala (Piano)
  • Notes: Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York (05/07/2006-05/08/2006)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Helps, Robert : Valse Mirage for piano
  • Performer: Naomi Niskala (Piano)
  • Notes: Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York (05/07/2006-05/08/2006)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Waltz

>Helps, Robert : Etudes (3) for piano
  • Performer: Naomi Niskala (Piano)
  • Notes: Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York (05/07/2006-05/08/2006)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1956

>Helps, Robert : Fantasy Fontana, for piano
  • Performer: Naomi Niskala (Piano)
  • Notes: Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York (05/07/2006-05/08/2006)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1977

>Helps, Robert : Homages (3) for piano
  • Performer: Naomi Niskala (Piano)
  • Notes: Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York (05/07/2006-05/08/2006)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1972

>Helps, Robert : Piano Quartet
  • Performer: Naomi Niskala (Piano)
  • Notes: Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York (05/07/2006-05/08/2006)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1997

>Helps, Robert : Postcards, for piano
  • Performer: Naomi Niskala (Piano)
  • Notes: Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York (05/07/2006-05/08/2006)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Chanson pour Jeanne, for voice & piano
  • Performer: Naomi Niskala (Piano)
  • Notes: Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York (05/07/2006-05/08/2006)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Duparc, Henri : Testament
  • Performer: Naomi Niskala (Piano)
  • Notes: Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York (05/07/2006-05/08/2006)
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1883

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Schilflied, Op. 71/4
  • Performer: Naomi Niskala (Piano)
  • Notes: Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York (05/07/2006-05/08/2006)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 11/03/1842

>Ireland, John [Composer] : Love is a sickness full of woes, for voice & piano
  • Performer: Naomi Niskala (Piano)
  • Notes: Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York (05/07/2006-05/08/2006)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1921