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Robert Helps Complete Piano Music, Vol 1 / Naomi Niskala

Audio Samples

  1. Robert Helps — Shall We Dance
  2. Robert Helps — In Retrospect: I. Prelude $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Robert Helps — In Retrospect: II. Dance $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Robert Helps — In Retrospect: III. Song $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Robert Helps — In Retrospect: IV. Pastorale $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Robert Helps — In Retrospect: V. Toccata $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Robert Helps — Nocturne $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Robert Helps — Valse Mirage $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Robert Helps — Music for Left Hand - Three Etudes for Piano Solo: I. Andante Con Moto $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Robert Helps — Music for Left Hand - Three Etudes for Piano Solo: II. Adagio - Espressivo e Rubato $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Robert Helps — Music for Left Hand - Three Etudes for Piano Solo: III. Allegro Brilliante $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Robert Helps — Fantasy Fontana $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Robert Helps — 3 Hommages: No. 1. Hommage a Fauré $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Robert Helps — 3 Hommages: No. 2. Hommage a Rachmaninoff $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Robert Helps — 3 Hommages: No. 3. Hommage a Ravel $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Robert Helps — Radiance $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Robert Helps — Postcards: I. San Francisco in the Fog $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Robert Helps — Postcards: II. Friday Night in Greenwich Village $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Robert Helps — Four Song Transcriptions: No. 1. Chanson Pour Jeanne-Chabrier $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Robert Helps — Four Song Transcriptions: No. 2. Testament - Duparc $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Robert Helps — Four Song Transcriptions: No. 3. Schilflied - Mendelssohn $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Robert Helps — Four Song Transcriptions: No. 4. Love Is a Sickness Full of Woes - Ireland $0.99 on iTunes

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
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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: Modern
  • Written: 1921