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Leo, composing at age 95

Discography

A number of LP disks were made starting in the 1970s but gave way during the 1980s to CDs as they became the new standard. Most of the earlier LPs are no longer available. Some have been converted to CDs while others have been supplanted by newer performances on CDs. A few represent the only existing audio of particular works.

Long Playing (LP) Disks

Quintette for Piano and Strings, Op 92 (1927), also Three Moods (1914), Wm. Westney pianist, Composers Recordings Inc. CRI 339. The Piano Quintet is available on the New World CD, listed below. However, this recording of the Three Moods is one of only two that presently exist.

Early Piano Music of Leo Ornstein (1913 - 1920), Micahel Sellers, pianist, Orion Master Recordings ORS 75194. No longer available. Most of the works recorded here have been recorded on later CDs listed below. However, this recording of the Three Moods is one of only two that presently exist.

Sonata No. 5 - A Biography in Sonata Form (1974), Micahel Sellers, pianist, Orion Master Recordings ORS 78285. No longer available. This is the only recording of the 5th sonata. It had to be cut to fit onto an LP.

Leo Ornstein Piano Works (1918-1971), Martha Anne Verbit, pianist, Genesis Records, Inc., GS 1066. No longer available. The recordings from this LP are now included on two Albany CDs listed below.

String Quartet No. 3 (1976), The New Boston Quartet, Serenus Corporation SRS 12089. No longer available. The 3rd String Quartet is available on a New World CD listed below)

Six Preludes for Violoncello and Piano, (also music by Alexi Haieff), Italo Babini, 'cellist; Elizabeth Parisot, pianist, Serenus Corporation SRS 12090. No longer available - the Preludes are available on the New World CD listed below.

Nocturne and Dance of the Fates (1936) (also music by Arthur Foote and Arthur Bird), Louisville Orchestra LS 754. Probably no longer available. No other recording exists.

Sonata No. 1 for 'Cello and Piano; Three (of six) Preludes, Bonnie Hampton, 'cellist, Nathan Schwartz, pianist, Orion Master Recordings ORS 76211. No longer available. The Sonata No.1 and all six Preludes are available on a New World CD (see below)

Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op 31 (1913), (also music of Copland, Glass, and Wernick) Gregory Fulkerson, violinist, Alan Feinberg, pianist, New World Records NW 313. Now available on a New World CD listed below.

Gnome Suite (1913) (also music by Alexei Haieff), Dwight Peltzer, pianist, Serenus Corporation SRS 12098. No longer available. No other recording of this work is available.

Compact Disks (CDs)

Most of these dics are available at Amazon.com

Piano Quintet, String Quartet #3, Lydian String Quartet, Jancice Weber, piano, New World Records NW #80509-2

Complete Works for Cello and Piano, Joshua Gordon, 'cello, Randall Hodgkinson, piano, New World Records NW #80655-2

Collection of Ornstein Piano Music, including the 4th and 7th Piano Sonatas, Janice Weber, pianist, Naxos Records #8559104. CD Titled Ornstein: Piano Sonatas http://www.musicweb.uk.net/classrev/2002/Sept02/Ornstein.htm  http://www.classicstoday.com/review.asp?ReviewNum=5651 

Collection of Ornstein Piano Music, including the 8th Piano Sonata (Ornstein's last work), Marc-Andre Hamelin, pianist, Hyperion Records CDA #67320. CD titled Piano Music By Leo Ornstein http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/composer_page.asp?name=ornstein http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/details/67320.asp

Morning in the Woods, A la Chinoise (with works of other composers), Martha Anne Verbit, pianist, Albany Records Troy #071. CD titled Valentines.

4th Piano Sonata, Arabesques (with works of other composers), Martha Anne Verbit, pianist, Albany Records Troy #070. CD titled Past Futurists.

Sonata No. 1 for 'Cello and Piano, Op. 52 (with works of Barber, Foss), Yehuda Hanani, 'cellist, Michelle Levin, piano, Koch International Classics KIC-CD#7070

Suicide in an Airplane, Two Impressions of Notre Dame, Wild Mens Dance (together with works of Cowell and Antheil), Steffen Schleiermacher, pianist, Hat Hut Records Ltd. Hat ART CD #6144. CD titled The Bad Boys!

Suicide in an Airplane, Three Moods, A la Chinoise (together with works of Antheil and Lourie), Daniele Lombardi, piano, Nuova Era Records #7240, CD titled Futurpiano

Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op 31 (1913), (together with music of others) Gregory Fulkerson, violinist, Alan Feinberg, pianist, New World Records #80313. CD titled Cadenzas and Variations.

A la Chinoise (with works of other composers), Alan Feinberg, pianist Decca Record Co. Ltd. Argo #436 925-2. CD titled The American Innovator.

A la Chinoise (with works of other composers), Jenny Lin, pianist, BIS-CD #1110. CD titled Chinoiserie

Waltz #7 (with works of other composers), Gloria Cheng, piano, Telarc CD #80549, CD titled Piano Dance, A 20th Century Portrait

Nocturne for Clarinet and Piano (together with works of other composers), David Niethamer, clarinet, Jennifer Rinehart, pianist, Opus One Records CD #146. CD titled Ornstein, Lundborg, Dellaira and others.

Fantasy and Metaphor A collection of lyrical solo Piano Music, Sarah Cahill, pianist, New Albion Records http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001BJ65P8/ref=dm_dp_cdp?ie=UTF8&s=music

James Adler plays Syncopated Rhythms Three of Nine Miniatures for Piano, (with works of other composers), James Adler, pianist, Albany Records - Troy 1014 http://www.amazon.com/Adler-Plays-Syncopated-Rhythms/dp/B0015X6R9Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1218484029&sr=1-1

Leo Ornstein, Piano Music Volume One Four Impromptus, Piano Sonata No. 4, Cossack Impressions, In the Country, Arsentiy Kharitonov, piano — Toccata Classics TOCC 0141 http://www.toccataclassics.com/cddetail.php?CN=TOCC0141

Leo Ornstein, Piano Music Volume Two Seventeen Waltzes, Suite Russe, Arsentiy Kharitonov, piano — Toccata Classics TOCC 0167 http://www.toccataclassics.com/cddetail.php?CN=TOCC0167

James Adler & Friends Scherzino for Piano, (with works of other composers), James Adler, pianist, Ravello Records - RR7871 http://www.amazon.com/James-Adler-Friends/dp/B00ARWDREW/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1373123280&sr=1-1

 

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