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 TABLEAUX contains  some of the finest compositions Rachmaninov ever composed for the  piano, including the original 1913 version of the dynamic piano sonata  in B-flat minor, Op. 36. Rachmaninov revised this sonata in 1931, but  the revision sacrificed much of the original version's dramatic  intensity. "Tableaux" also includes four of the "Etudes-Tableaux" from  Op. 39: the violent opening piece in C minor, the poignant and lyrical A  minor study, the well-loved E-flat minor etude-tableaux, and also the  "military" D major. Preceding these four works, the album opens with one  of Rachmaninov's most haunting pieces, the D major prelude from his Op.  23 set. The album concludes with two contrasting pieces by Scriabin:  the mournful C-sharp minor prelude, and the explosive D-sharp minor  etude from Op. 12 Tableaux Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1945) 


Intermezzo is a 9-track CD of  intimate pieces by Brahms, Grieg, and arrangements by Percy Grainger:

Brahms: Intermezzo in A minor, Op. 118, No.1

Intermezzo in A Major, Op. 118, No.2

Grieg: Holberg Suite, Op. 40

Grainger: "Nimrod" from Enigma Variations, Op. 36 by Edward Elgar

The Sussex Mummers Carol


WHERE BEAUTY DWELLS:  The title of this album is taken from Rachmaninov's gentle song about a secluded place among  meadows and old pines, where one experiences the beauty of solitude and  quiet amidst white clouds, silence, and dreams. This imagery is  reflected in the gentle leading of the song's phrases, which take us  along to an inner "place" that is uniquely our own: a place of refuge, a  place which feeds our souls. Each piece on this album creates a "place"  unlike any other, into which we are invited, a place "where beauty  dwells".

Bach-Busoni: Chaconne

Poulenc: Suite Francaise


Chopin:  Nocturne in B Major, Op.32, No. 1

Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp minor, Op.39

Rachmaninov: Prelude in C-sharp minor, Op. 3, No. 2

Prelude in C minor, Op. 23, No. 7

Where Beauty Dwells, Op. 21, No. 7 (arr. Earl-Wild/Will Duchon)

Brahms:    Four Piano Pieces, Op. 119

Chorale Prelude "Schmucke Dich, O Liebe Seele, Op. 122, No. 5


LA VALSE is a beautiful collection of waltzes for solo piano.

Ravel: Valses Nobles et Sentimentales

La Valse

Chopin: Waltz in C-sharp Minor, Op. 64/2

Waltz in F Minor, Op. 70/1

Waltz in E minor, Op. posth.

Villa-Lobos: Valsa da Dor

Liszt: Valse oubliee No. 1


Mephisto Waltz No. 1

Clarice Assad: Slow Waltz (from Impressions for String Orchestra) arranged by Will Duchon

Kreisler-Rachmaninov: Liebesleid

Brahms: Waltz in A-flat, Op. 39, No. 15



The Incomplete Edition of Music Notes

Parish  meets parody in Will Duchon’s “Musical Whimsy: The Incomplete Edition  of Music Notes”, a fun and fanciful review of the musical repertoire and  social scene of a small town New England church.

In Connecticut,  the land of steady habits, the little white colonial church on the  green is an iconic town landmark and a social center with its own quirky  traditions and personalities. As Director of Music at an historic  Congregational church, Duchon plans, prepares, and presents the choral  and keyboard music that accompanies Sunday services. Most weeks, the  printed church bulletin includes Will’s “Music Notes” and short  descriptions to inform the spiritual experience with background and  commentary on the day’s musical selections. The “Music Notes” often  shift unpredictably and inexplicably from history to fictional anecdotes  peopled by a cast of local characters like a Yankee version of Lake  Wobegon.

Whether you read it cover to cover, or keep it in a  place where you like to read a few pages at a time, Duchon’s “Musical  Whimsy: The Incomplete Edition of Music Notes” makes church music and  musicians accessible, sometimes absurd, and unfailingly entertaining.

— Dave Walker, Monroe, CT