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By Jan Lehtola. By Arthur H. Bird and William Humphreys Dayas. Classical. Listening CD. Published by Toccata Classics (NX.TOCC0285).
Item Number: NX.TOCC0285
The American William Humphreys Dayas (1864-1903) studied with Liszt, was friends with Busoni and became a major piano teacher, spreading the message of Liszt's music to his students in Helsinki, Wiesbaden, Cologne and Manchester, where his short life came to an end. Dayas left only a handful of compositions, but they include two major organ sonatas - passionate, Lisztian works that have remained completely unknown until now. Dayas also arranged for organ the ThÃ¨me varie for piano four hands by another forgotten American composer, Arthur H. Bird (1856-1923), a further important addition to the late-Romantic organ repertoire.
About Listening CDs
Listening CDs are traditional music recordings. Listening CDs make a great educational supplement - hear exceptional professionals play the music you're learning! Or, just enjoy listening to the music you love.