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Compact Discs

From Bartok to the Popol Vuh

The "Preludes" by Dmitri Kabalevsky and the "Incantations from the Popol Vuh" by Kent Holliday were recognized and received semi-finalist status in the 2004 International Web Concert Hall Competition. Sixty-seven musicians representing nine nations participated in this world-wide competition. Louise Billaud was honored as one of the eight semi-finalists. See Web Concert Hall for more information. Released in 2001. Recorded by Real 2 Reel Recording Studio, Blacksburg, Virginia.

From Bartók to the Popol Vuh

  • Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945)
    Suite, opus 14
    • Allegretto
    • Scherzo
    • Allegro molto
    • Sostenuto
  • Dmitri Kabalevsky (1904 - 1987)
    Preludes From 24 Preludes, opus 38
    • No. 1 in C major. Andantino
    • No. 2 in A minor. Scherzando
    • No. 3 in G major. Vivace leggiero
    • No. 6 in B minor. Allegro molto
    • No. 8 in F sharp minor. Andante non troppo. Semplice e cantando
    • No. 10 in C sharp minor. Non troppo allegro ma agitato. Recitando, rubato
    • No. 11 in B major. Vivace scherzando
    • No. 12 in G sharp minor. Adagio
    • No. 13 in F sharp major. Allegro non troppo
    • No. 16 in B flat minor. Allegro tenebroso
    • No. 22 in G minor. Scherzando. Non troppo allegro
    • No. 23 in F major. Andante sostenuto
    • No. 24 in D minor. Allegro feroce
  • Dmitri Kabalevsky
    Third Sonata, opus 46
    • Allegro con moto
    • Andante cantabile
    • Allegro giocoso
  • Goffredo Petrassi (1904 - 2003)
    Toccata
  • Kent Holliday (b. 1940)
    Incantations from the Popol Vuh

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Released in 1999. Recorded at Preston Hall on the campus of Radford University.

Louise Billaud

  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
    Choral Prelude "Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland", BWV 695, transc.
    Ferruccio Busoni
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
    Sonata in E minor, opus 90
    • Mit Lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck
    • Nicht zu geschwind und sehr singbar vorgetragen
  • Samuel Barber (1910 - 1981)
    Nocturne in A flat major, opus 33
  • Kent Holliday (b. 1940)
    Tango Exótico (1996)
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943)
    Preludes
    • Op. 32 No. 10 in B minor
    • Op. 23 No. 6 in E flat major
    • Op. 23 No. 7 in C minor

  • Sergei Liapunov (1859 - 1924)
    Etudes d'exécution transcendante, opus 11
    • "Lesghinka", No. 10 in B minor

This compact disc is no longer available. Re-issue date has yet to be determined.

Passion CD

Released in 2004. Recorded by Real 2 Reel Recording Studio, Blacksburg, Virginia.

Passion

  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
    Chromatische Fantasie und Fuge, BWV 903
    • Fantasie
    • Fuge
  • César Franck (1822 - 1890)
    Prélude, Choral et Fugue
    • Prélude
    • Choral
    • Poco Allgro et Fugue
  • Richard Wagner - Franz Liszt (1813 - 1883) (1811 - 1886)
    Isolde's Liebestod
  • Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)
    Etudes d'exécution transcendante
    • Nr. 6 "Vision"
    • Nr.11 "Harmonies du soir"
    • Nr.12 "Chasse-neige"
    • Nr. 4 "Mazeppa"

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