Sunday, 22 February 2015

Charles Griffes - The pleasure dome of Kubla Khan

Griffes (1884-1920) was an American composer, whose style was close to French impressionism. His works are not that well known, but always tuneful and good to listen to. I have selected his tone poem for orchestra, The Pleasure-Dome of Kubla Khan, Op. 8, from 1917 (based on an earlier piano composition). Relevant links below.