Monday, May 26, 2014

MELODEON: Soprano Marti Newland in Works of Dana Suesse, Arthur Bird, William Grant Still & Louis M. Gottschalk 4 PM Sun. June 1, 74th & York Ave., NYC

Dana Suesse

is profiled at
which features a comprehensive 
Works List by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma, 
Recordings, sheet music and books of William 
Grant Still are available at
operated by the composer's daughter
Anne Still]

Marti Newland

Marti Newland, soprano: George Spitzer, baritone: Andrew Sun, piano: Artis Wodehouse, antique American reed organ, piano

American Intimates: Music for Private Pleasure features American music intended for performance by home amateurs or broadcast in the early days of radio. In addition to some spectacular music for duo piano, contemplative character pieces for the antique American reed organ, and African-American composer William Grant Still's song cycle, “From the Hearts of Women”, MELODEON presents songs and piano music by Dana Suesse, who was called “The Girl Gershwin”.  Like Gershwin, Suesse wrote successful music that bridged the divide between pop and classical culture, but she dropped out of public awareness after the Second World War. A folio of her music was just re-published by Dover Press.


Arthur Bird
(1856-1923): for the American Reed Organ: Op. 44: Waltzer • Gavotte: Op. 45: Skizzen 1 and 3

William Grant Still (1895-1978): From the Hearts of Women • Summerland • Scherzo from Afro-American Symphony

Dana Suesse (1909-1987): My Silent Love/Jazz Nocturne • Midnight in Gramercy Square • Danza a Media Noche • Scherzette • The Night is Young and You Are Beautiful • Swampbird • Yours for a Song • Serenade to a Skyscraper • 100th Street Rumba

Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869): Réponds Moi


or at the door

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