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composed by Béla Bartók, Bohuslav Martinu, Darius Milhaud, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Frédéric Chopin, Igor Stravinsky, Kurt Weill, Michael Sahl, Mohammed Fairouz, Paul Bowles, Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Rachmaninov, William Grant Still

American pianist Lara Downes' Exiles' Café is "a place both real and metaphorical, a place where individuals gather from all over the world to find a home away from home. It is filled with dream-chasers: travelers, nomads, explorers, gypsies, and vagabonds -- as well as refugees thrust on journeys undesired." To put together an entire program under this rubric seems a tall order at first, yet exile was a theme running all through the music of the 19th and 20th centuries, and rare were composers who ended up where they ...

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  1. Hungarian Folksongs from Csík (3) (Három Csík megyei népdal), for piano, Sz. 35a, BB 45b
  2. Mazurka for piano No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 6/1, CT. 51
  3. Pieces (3) for piano, Op. 59: Pastoral Sonatina in C major
  4. Dumka for piano No. 2, H. 250
  5. Dumka for piano No. 3, H. 285bis
  6. Tango, for piano
  7. Pieces (3) for piano, TN ii/19: Prelude in D minor, Op. posth.
  8. Lost in the Stars, song for voice & piano (from Lost in the Stars)
  9. Sonata for piano No. 2 in E major, Op. 2: 1. Moderato
  10. Africa (also known as: Darker Africa; Darkest Africa), suite in 3 movements for orchestra (or piano): 2. Land of Romance
  11. Preludes (6) for piano: No. 1
  12. Preludes (6) for piano: No. 2
  13. Preludes (6) for piano: No. 3
  14. Preludes (6) for piano: No. 6
  15. Tango from Exiles' Cafe, for solo piano
  16. Rag-caprices (3), for piano, Op. 78: Romance
  17. Pieces (3) for piano, TN ii/19: Fragments
  18. Mazurka for piano No. 49 in F minor, Op. 68/4, CT. 99
  19. Piano Miniatures (6), for piano: Addio
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Exiles' Café
2013, Steinway & Sons

UPC: 034062300167


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