John Carbon: Astro Dogs & Other Piano Works

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Contemporary American Piano Works by John Carbon, performed by Steven Graff.

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John Carbon’s piano music draws on his lifelong love of the instrument and his rich, multifaceted compositional interests. Madeleines recalls youthful travels in France. Three Impromptus alludes to the traditional genre as explored by Schubert and Chopin. Astro Dogs is a delightful canine zodiac: matching breeds with star signs for an enjoyable musical experience. Pianist Steven Graff has collaborated with the composer for many years, and he delivers definitive performances of these expressive pieces.

CD Booklet
  • Madeleines: i, Mémoire triste dans un café - John Carbon
  • Madeleines: ii, Il pleut à Brest - John Carbon
  • Madeleines: iii, François et ses yeux dangereux - John Carbon
  • Madeleines: iv, Promenade dans la ménagerie de Versailles - John Carbon
  • Madeleines: v, Madeleine déteste les devoirs - John Carbon
  • Three Impromptus, i Adagio e cantabile - John Carbon
  • Three Impromptus, ii Adagio e sostenuto - John Carbon
  • Three Impromptus, iii Allegro - John Carbon
  • Astro Dogs: Twelve Zodiacal Pieces, i, Beagle (Aquarius) - John Carbon
  • Astro Dogs: Twelve Zodiacal Pieces, ii, Basset Hound (Taurus) - John Carbon
  • Astro Dogs: Twelve Zodiacal Pieces, iii, Bichon Frise (Gemini) - John Carbon
  • Astro Dogs: Twelve Zodiacal Pieces, iv, Saint Bernard (Leo) - John Carbon
  • Astro Dogs: Twelve Zodiacal Pieces, v, Standard Poodle (Libra) - John Carbon
  • Astro Dogs: Twelve Zodiacal Pieces, vi, Presa Canario (Scorpio) - John Carbon
  • Astro Dogs: Twelve Zodiacal Pieces, vii, Labrador Retriever (Sagittarius) - John Carbon
  • Astro Dogs: Twelve Zodiacal Pieces, viii, Chihuahua (Pisces) - John Carbon
  • Astro Dogs: Twelve Zodiacal Pieces, ix, Toy Boston Bull Terrier (Virgo) - John Carbon
  • Astro Dogs: Twelve Zodiacal Pieces, x, Pekingese (Cancer) - John Carbon
  • Astro Dogs: Twelve Zodiacal Pieces, xi, Werewolf (Capricorn) - John Carbon
  • Astro Dogs: Twelve Zodiacal Pieces, xii, Irish Wolfhound (Aries) - John Carbon
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Programme notes

Madeleines

Composed in 2016, Madeleines is similar to my two sets of Spanish Lessons (1988 and 2001) which are both suites of character pieces for piano inspired by my admittedly limited travel in Spain. Madeleines is inspired by a much earlier hair-brained trip I took to France (and the rest of the Grand Tour) with my sister when I was in college. Read more

Music Credits

Artists

Page Turner Jacob Steingart

Composers

Production Credits

Catalogue number CR057
Piano Steinway CD 327
Engineering John Weston
Editing & Mastering Jeffrey Grossman
Recorded October 10, 2019
Recording Location Futura Productions, Roslindale, Massachusetts, USA
Programme Notes John Carbon
Creative Director Mike Cooter
Executive Producer Carson Cooman

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