Edward Jablonski, 2003, Official Biographer of Irving Berlin, George Gershwin & Harold Arlen : Cool Piano

Consider this unique compilation of works by a remarkable group of composers, an American, a Frenchman and a Russian. All were creatively active around the same time, the early twentieth century. All composed in the larger forms - symphonies, concertos, and operas. They are celebrated for their piano miniatures; miniatures but in no way small. In this genre they share, besides the time, a common trait: they were all masters.
These three composers, while individual, share philosophies, even sounds, but remain themselves. Mark Birnbaum's playing fits the concept of the collection. I love this album!

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