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Halley's comet : around the piano with Mark Twain and John Davis.

Author: John DavisBlind BooneMark TwainClara ClemensFelix KraemerAll authors
Publisher: Newport, RI : Newport Classic, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Music CD : CD audio : English
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Genre/Form: Music
Songs and music
Named Person: Mark Twain; Mark Twain
Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
Music Type: Mazurkas; Fantasias; Sonatas
All Authors / Contributors: John Davis; Blind Boone; Mark Twain; Clara Clemens; Felix Kraemer; Louis Moreau Gottschalk; Ossip Gabrilowitsch; Ludwig van Beethoven; Blind Tom; Franz Schubert
OCLC Number: 639217631
Notes: "This recording honors not just the centennial of Twain's death, but the 175th anniversary of ... his birth and the 125th anniversary of the publication of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"--Insert.
The 14th, 16th, and 18th tracks were previously released in 1999 on Newport Classic NPD 85660.
Compact disc.
Program notes ([14] p. : ports.) in container.
Performer(s): John Davis, piano and narration.
Event notes: All piano tracks except the 14th, 16th, and 18th were recorded at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, N.Y. Jan. 17, 2010; the readings were recorded at Dubway Studios, New York City, on Feb. 17, 2010.
Description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: 1. Mark Twain quotation : [from] Mark Twain, a biography (1912) / by Albert Bigelow Paine (:23) --
2. Mark Twain mazurka (1880) / by Felix Kraemer (3:27) --
3. Mark Twain quotation : [from] San Francisco dramatic chronicle, June 23, 1865 (1:18) --
4. The banjo : grotesque fantasie (1855) / by Louis Moreau Gottschalk (4:33) --
5. Clara Clemens Gabrilowitsch quotation (1931) : [from] My father, Mark Twain (1:17) --
6. Petite sérénade, op. 1, no. 1 (1897) / by Ossip Gabrilowitsch (2:60) --
7. Mark Twain quotation : letter to Tom Hood, March 10, 1873 (1:08) --
8. Nearer my God to thee (1912) / arr. by Blind Boone --
9. Mark Twain quotation : A tramp abroad, chapter XXIV, "Protect the Empress of Germany" (1:03) --
10-12. Piano sonata in C minor, op. 13 : ("Pathétique") (1799) / by Ludwig van Beethoven (ca. 15:00) --
13. Henry Holt quotation : Garrulities of an octogenarian editor (1923) (:36) --
14. The rain storm (1865) / by Blind Tom (4:31) --
15. Mark Twain quotation. Part 1 : (Alta California, August 1, 1869) (3:20) --
16. Cyclone galop (1887) / by Blind Tom (6:12) --
17. Mark Twain quotation. Part 2 (5:22) --
18. Battle of Manassas (1866) / Blind Tom, [together in the same indexed track no. 18 with] Mark Twain quotation. Part 3 (8:14) --
19. Impromptu in A flat major, op. 142, no. 2 (1827) / by Franz Schubert (7:10).
Other Titles: Nearer my God to thee.
Around the piano with Mark Twain and John Davis

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