5 - James Rhodes (piano)
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  1. Partita for keyboard No. 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 (BC L1)
  2. Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major ("Pastoral"), Op. 28
  3. Ballade for piano No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47, CT. 4
  4. Scherzo for piano No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 31, CT. 198
  5. Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Melody), arrangement (from "Orfeo ed Euridice")
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  1. Partita for keyboard No. 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 (BC L1)
  2. Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major ("Pastoral"), Op. 28
  3. Ballade for piano No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47, CT. 4
  4. Scherzo for piano No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 31, CT. 198
  5. Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Melody), arrangement (from "Orfeo ed Euridice")
  6. Frühlingsnacht ("Uberm Garten durch die Lüfte"), song for voice & piano (Liederkreis), Op. 39/12
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James Rhodes is the latest enfant terrible of British music, originally with a punk look and attitude that got him signed to a rock label. Now he's on his own label, called Instrumental, and a somewhat toned-down look. But he still has a desire for direct communication with audiences, manifested among other things by his composition of his own booklet notes. He should hire an editor for these; Beethoven's Piano Sonata in D major, Op. 28 ("Pastoral"), was written in 1801, not 1821. The irony in this and other Rhodes releases ...

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