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Artist: Mcnally, William
Title: Dream Shadows
Format: CD
Label: RIVERMONT  ( )
Catalog Number:2246
Barcode:620953609527 itemnumber=1000122673
Price: $18.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Release Date: 7/20/2018
Availability: In Stock
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On this, his second CD for Rivermont, pianist William McNally performs classically-influenced ragtime works by William Albright, William Bolcom, Igor Stravinsky, David Feurzeig, and William McNally. Each of the works on this recording is a unique essay on how ragtime could potentially be defined. Bolcom's ever popular "Graceful Ghost" and Albright's "Morning Reveries" are richly textured works of exquisite beauty while Stravinsky's more abstract forays into ragtime reveal the influence of musical cubism. (And Feurzeig's "Stride Rite" adapts Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" to a stride piano setting!) On the playful side, McNally's own whimsical "Mocha Monkey" perfectly captures the syncopated swing of an imagined ragtime jungle. These are intricate compositions and performances brimming with vitality and genuine emotion to savor over and over again. Includes a 20-page illustrated booklet with extensive commentary by the artist. 12 selections, 57 minutes.

Track Listing
[3:41] The Dream Rags - I. Sleepwalker's Shuffle

[10:26] The Dream Rags - II. Nightmare Fantasy Rag (A Night on Rag Mountain)

[5:26] The Dream Rags - III. Morning Reveries (Slow Drag)

[4:17] Three Ghost Rags - I. Graceful Ghost Rag (Moderate Rag)

[3:36] Three Ghost Rags - II. The Poltergeist (Rag Fantasy)

[5:44] Three Ghost Rags - III. Dream Shadows

[4:26] Ragtime

[2:50] Piano-Rag-Music

[2:55] Stride Rite (A Work of Genius)

[4:17] Curious Creatures - I. Blue Donkey Rag

[3:11] Curious Creatures - II. Mocha Monkey Rag

[5:42] Curious Creatures - III. The Black Unicorn (A Ragtime Fallacy)

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