Findlay in Blue
Pianist Findlay Cockrell has had a long and distinguished career in upstate New York as a soloist, chamber musician and concerto soloist. He served on the faculty at the State University of New York at Albany, where he taught piano and classes in music as well as creating a radio course titled Keyboard Masters. A graduate of Juilliard, Mr. Cockrell has performed around the United States and in Russia, where he appeared in recital at the Moscow Conservatory and a guest soloist at Tchaikovsky Hall with the Ossipov Orchestra. This recording includes three American composers whose last names begin with G: Gershwin, Gould and Gottschalk with some seldom recorded arrangements by Earl Wild of Gershwin songs.
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This is a superb collection. Cockrell reminds me of Earl Wild, whose Gershwin arrangements I believe he uses. Beautifully played. I wish he had made more recordings. I would buy them even before listening to them, since I think he is a pianist whose style is special and worth preserving.