Works by Barber, Copland, Macdowell, and new works for piano by Gary D. Belshaw
Richard Fountain piano
For Richard Fountain, piano music is as American as apple pie and baseball. On AMERICAN IVORY, his debut album on Navona Records, the well-versed pianist celebrates the variety and vitality of American art music by performing a decades-spanning collection of works by time-honored and contemporary composers alike.
Not just a chronological account, the album carefully pairs pieces to create conversational back-and-forths between contemporary composers, highlighting the similarities—and differences—in their musical styles.
Alongside works by Fountain’s collaborator Gary D. Belshaw, AMERICAN IVORY features works by Edward MacDowell, Aaron Copland, and Samuel Barber, each of which serves to highlight the variety and vitality of American art music.
Release Date: January 8, 2021
Catalog #: NV6328
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