This release by Frank French, Scott Kirby and David Thomas Roberts represents the first collaboration and definitive collection of the emerging genre, Terra Verde. These 16 works by eight contemporary composers also illustrate the spectrum which runs between Terra Verde and the world of New Ragtime.
About The Company:
The recordings of Viridiana Productions, L.L.C. represent a grass roots movement designed to promote the new music Terra Verde, as well as various traditions from which it draws. Terra Verde, a contemporary and distinctly American musical art form, fuses elements of European romanticism with New World ethnic styles, such as ragtime, jazz, Latin-American and country.The result is a rich and vital language for our time, and a new stage in the evolution of piano-based composition. Viridiana exists to champion the composers and performers of Terra Verde, and to pay tribute to the innovative and sometimes unheralded forerunners to this exciting new realm of American music.