Torquati, Emanuele - Three Tone-pictures Op. 5 1. The Lake At Evening 2. The Vale Of Dreams 3. The Night Winds Torquati, Emanuele - Winter Landscape Torquati, Emanuele - Fantasy Pieces Op. 6 1. Barcarolle 2. Notturno 3. Scherzo Torquati, Emanuele - Rhapsodie H-moll Torquati, Emanuele - De Profundis Torquati, Emanuele - Roman Sketches Op. 7 1. The White Peacock 2. Nightfall (Al Far Della Notte) 3. The Fountain Of The Acqua Paola 4. Clouds Torquati, Emanuele - Sonate 1. Feroce - Allegretto Con Moto 2. Molto Tranquillo 3. Allegro Vivace ? Charles Tomlinson Griffes (1884-1920) was one of the most original and well-known romantic American composers. Born into a wealthy family he started studying the piano at an early age, and went to Europe for further education, an essential rite of passage for any aspiring American musician. In Europe he got acquainted with the Avant Garde of that time: Debussy, Ravel, Scriabin, Schoenberg. On his return in the States he developed his own personal style, influenced by his love for literature and poetry. ? Griffes’ style is fundamentally romantic, with occasional influences of impressionism. This new recording contains his complete works for piano: the ambitious Piano Sonata and several collections of character pieces with titles such as “The Lake at Evening” and “The Vale of Dreams”. ? Excellent performances by Italian pianist Emanuele Torquati, who already made successful recordings for Brilliant Classics of piano music by Roussel (BC94329) and Zemlinsky (BC95067). ? Booklet notes written by the artist, in both English and Italian.