DAVID THOMAS ROBERTS

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I am above all a Romantic artist. Not only have my musical heroes been Romantic, but the tenets of Romanticism –– faith in the imagination as turnstile to transcendence and preference for the subjective, the non-rational and the mysterious –– are central to my practice. Among recordings, Discovery is the clearest testament to my Romantic core as well as the one most indicative of the breadth of my interests as composer and pianist.

Whether I'm combining the influence of Schubert with reminders of cowboy songs ('Mariana's Waltz'), pursuing departures from the world of Liszt and Wagner ('Chorale-Prelude,' 'Chorale No. 2') or ushering Mediterranean elements and reminiscences of jazz pioneer Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton into the same salon ('Cynthia'), all is at the service of the same Romantic intention.

Imaginative relationships with places are at the heart of much of my work. Referring to myself as a 'terrain wrangler' and a 'topographical rowdy
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New Orleans Streets 1981-1985 Suite for PianoNew Orleans Streets 1981-1985 Suite for Piano
Solo Art 1994
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DAVID THOMAS ROBERTS Music for a Pretty Baby (aka Best New Orleans Ragtime Piano) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Music for a Pretty Baby (aka Best New Orleans Ragtime Piano)
Ragtime 1978
DAVID THOMAS ROBERTS Pinelands Memoir and Other Rags album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pinelands Memoir and Other Rags
Ragtime 1983
DAVID THOMAS ROBERTS New Orleans Streets 1981-1985 Suite for Piano album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New Orleans Streets 1981-1985 Suite for Piano
Third Stream 1994
DAVID THOMAS ROBERTS American Landscapes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
American Landscapes
Ragtime 1995
DAVID THOMAS ROBERTS Folk Ragtime 1899-1914 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Folk Ragtime 1899-1914
Ragtime 1998
DAVID THOMAS ROBERTS Scott Joplin: The Complete Piano Music, Vol. 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Scott Joplin: The Complete Piano Music, Vol. 1
Ragtime 2005
DAVID THOMAS ROBERTS Discovery album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Discovery
Third Stream 2005
DAVID THOMAS ROBERTS Early Tangos to New Ragtime album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Early Tangos to New Ragtime
Ragtime 2007

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DAVID THOMAS ROBERTS An Album Of Early American Folk Rags album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
An Album Of Early American Folk Rags
Ragtime 1982

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