I ordered this CD on the basis of a few reviews I read, because it was solo piano music by an American composer, and the fact that it was cheap! Maybe I was just expecting something else, but upon listening to it was dissappointed. I don't see how one can say Griffe's compositions rival Debussy's. The variation of tone and colors are a fraction of the great French composer's audio palette. It is music that attempts to sound impressionistic, which defeats the very purpose of impressionism, which is to sound like nothing mannered at all. It is interesting how Griffe composes within the modern idealogue of the piano as percussive instrument, but maybe this is an opinion I formed only because of Lewin's heavy hands. Lewin certainly bangs hard, and though the tone is bright and full, it verges on clangy. His playing just seems anomalous to the music. More subtle playing and dramatic use of the pedals would have been more suitable for what I had in mind. Like I said, maybe I was just expecting something different. I'm gonna keep listening to it until I figure it out or trade it in.