Don's Classical Picks

Charles Griffes

Charles Girffes is a little known American composer who did not live long enough to compose very much.

Through the Looking Glass
by Deems Taylor
The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan
The White Peacock
Poem for Flute and Orchestra
Three Tone Pictures
by Charles Griffes
Seattle Symphony
Conducted by Gerard Schwarz
Delos DE 3099, DDD

These short pieces by Griffes are wonderfully impressionistic and make great evening music. The Deems Taylor piece consists of a number of musical pictures from the story, Alice in Wonderland, and is pretty entertaining too.

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