Recorded on the TwoPianists label and released February 26, 2013, this CD features the monumental Samuel Barber Sonata, Charles Griffes Roman Sketches Op.7, Ben Weber Fantasia (Variations) Op.25 apart from the mentioned Copland Variations. Lori Sims is a forceful performer, strong in her ideas, yet immensely elegant in style. Following the success of a recent recording featuring European composers, Lori Sims’ American Classics recording highlights the fact that American art music could not escape the heritage to Europe.
In the first of two recordings made for the TwoPianists label Lori introduces her European loves through such monumental works as the Beethoven Eroica Variations and the Schumann Carnaval. It is offset by two beautiful Romances by Clara Schumann and three Rachmaninoff preludes.
Released November 13, 2012
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Waltzes Op. 39
Clara Schumann (1819-1896): Trois Romances, Op. 11 & Scherzo, Op. 10
Clara Schumann (1819-1896): Romance Op. 11 No.1, Andante; Romance Op. 11 No.3, Moderato
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN (1810-1849):
Ballade in G minor, op. 23
Polonaise in F sharp minor, op. 44
Barcarolle in F sharp major, op. 60
Waltz in D flat major, op. 64 no. 1
Waltz in E flat major, op. 18
Waltz in G flat major, op. 70, no. 1
Sonata in B minor, op. 58