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Woodland Sketches Op. 51, No. 1 (To a Wild Rose)
Woodland Sketches Op. 51, No. 1 (To a Wild Rose) composed by Edward MacDowell performed by Jeremiah Jones. This is a very well-known melody by the American composer, Edward MacDowell. He has wonderful music, including this piece, and I encourage pianists everywhere to get to know his music. I hope to record several more of his works over the coming months and years.
This piece is often played as prelude or postlude in churches or for weddings. It has a beautiful melody and is accompanied by an equally beautiful harmonic progression.
As my first recording of an American composer, I hope that you enjoy it!
Cantabile in B-flat major, B.84 (Cantabile)
Cantabile in B-flat major, B.84 (Cantabile) composed by Frederic Chopin performed by Jeremiah Jones. A beautiful, short piece by Chopin... his "Cantabile" in B-flat is a well-known work that provides a few subtle challenges wrapped in simple melody and carried by enchanting harmonies.
I hope that you enjoy my recording of this work - recorded at home on my 1941 Steinway AIII.
Harmony of the Angels Op. 100, No. 21
Harmony of the Angels Op. 100, No. 21 composed by Johann Friedrich Burgmuller performed by Jeremiah Jones. A brief work that has some surprisingly difficult dynamics to it. This was recorded at my home on my Steinway A III. I hope that you enjoy this recording.
Clair de Lune (Moonlight)
Clair de Lune (Moonlight) composed by Claude Debussy performed by Jeremiah Jones. It's finally here! I've had a request for the popular "Clair de lune" more times than any other work. I finally committed to recording this a couple of weeks ago and here it is! I hope that my interpretation and recording will not be a disappointment to those who have patiently waited.
Clair de Lune, translated as "moonlight" is one of Debussy's most popular pieces. It is a beatiful work that has much room for interpretation. In fact, the debates about how this work should be played can become quite heated. Although it was composed in 1882, it was not published until 1926.
Apparently, this piece has had a resurgence of popularity due to the release of the movie Twilight - as it appears as a bonus track on the movie's soundtrack. I've never seen the movie, but if you have, and you liked it, then maybe this recording will mean even more to you.
This recording was completed in my home on my Steinway A III piano. I hope that you enjoy it!
Sonata in F Major K. 300k (332) - II Adagio
Sonata in F Major K. 300k (332) - II Adagio composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart performed by Jeremiah Jones. This is the 2nd movement of Mozart's Sonata in F Major and is a beautiful piece. I enjoy playing this piece during the calm, quite moments of the evening or early morning hours.
This recording was completed at my home on my studio upright piano.
Partita No. 1 in B flat: Menuet 2
Partita No. 1 in B flat: Menuet 2 composed by Johann Sebastian Bach performed by Jeremiah Jones. This is the second of two menuets found in Bach's Partita No. 1 in B-flat major (Opus 1). I've always enjoyed this brief section of the work and it includes some tricky finger work despite the deceitfully simple harmonies. Bach certainly had a way of emphasizing the subtle harmonies to invigorate the soul! Bach himself wrote the following on the title page of the first volume of the Clavierubung (which consists of the 6 partitas):
Keyboard Training, consisting of Preludes, Allemandes, Courantes, Sarabandes, Gigues, Menuets and other Galanteries, dedicated to Music Lovers for the Pleasure of their Minds