MARGARET RUTHVEN LANG (1867-1972): The Spirit of the Old House: Elegy, Op. 58, Revery, Op. 31, Starlight, Rhapsody in E Minor, Op. 21, Petit Roman en 6 chapitres, Op. 18, 3 Pieces for Young Players, Op. 60, One Summer Day, Op. 59, A Spring Idyll, Op. 33, Springtime, Op. 30, Meditation, Op. 26, Twilight.
Catalogue Number: 07P040
Reference: DE 3433
Description: Lang was a accomplished pianist and this can be heard even more here than in her two discs of recently released songs. Like few of her American peers, Lang was more open to the dissonances of Impressionism and you'll hear some of these elements in some of these pieces; the 24-minute programmatic Petit Roman is an interesting formal experiment in romantic narrative. Plenty to enjoy! Lucy Mauro (piano).