“Rags to Riches”: an American Album – Noel Lester, Pianist

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Possessing a special affinity for the performance of works by American composers, pianist Noel Lester bring this repertoire to life with great energy and enthusiasm. He has appeared in concert at Carnegie Recital Hall and the Kennedy Center, and at international festivals in Holland and Ireland. He is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music and is Professor of Music at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland.

“…Noel Lester gives us Gershwin at his most authentic debonair, sophisticated and urbane. A cautionary word, particularly to pianists: buy this CD at your own risk. The music is addictive. One hearing and you’re hooked…” Jan Holly Frederick Gazette

Works by Gershwin, Joplin, Confrey, W.C. Handy, Copland, Berlin,
Johnson, Blake, Mayerl, Ohman, Brown, and Guion

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Release Date: 1997
Label: Elan Recordings
Total Length: 1:09:04

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Track List

01. Confrey – Dizzy Fingers
02. Confrey – Stumbling
03. Confrey – Three Little Oddities: Impromptu
04. Confrey – Humorestless
05. Confrey – Kitten On The Keys
06. Confrey – African Suite: High Hattin’
07. Joplin – Maple Leaf Rag
08. Joplin – Solace
09. Johnson – Dill Pickles
10. Berlin – Alexander’s Ragtime Band
11. Ohman – Piano Pan
12. Handy – Got No Mo’ Home Dan A Dog
13. Brown – The Doll Dance
14. Gershwin – Rialto Ripples
15. Gershwin – Do-Do-Do
16. Gershwin – Swanee
17. Gershwin – The Man I Love
18. Gershwin – Fascinating Rhythm
19. Gershwin – Do It Again
20. Gershwin – I’ll Build A Stairway To Paradise
21. Gershwin – I Got Rhythm
22. Gershwin – Preludes For Piano: 1. Allegro Ben Ritmato E Deciso
23. Gershwin – Preludes For Piano: 2. Andante Con Moto E Poco Rubato
24. Gershwin – Preludes For Piano: 3. Allegro Ben Ritmato E Deciso
25. Copland – The Cat And The Mouse
26. Blake – The Baltimore Todolo
27. Alter – Lopeziana
28. Mayert – Honky-Tonk
29. Guion – The Harmonica Player
30. Guion – The Lonesome Whistler
31. Guion – Arkansas Traveler


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