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

                   Napoli

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



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​​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





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)



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

              Valse-Impromptu

              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




WILL DUCHON
PIANIST