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Liszt, F.: Consolations, S. 172 - III. Lento placido
Brahms, J.: Waltzes, Op. 39 [selection, 4]
Scriabin, A.: Morceaux, Op. 2 - I. Etude in C-sharp Minor
Dvorak, A.: Humoresques, Op. 101, B. 187 - VII. Poco lento e grazioso in G-flat Major
Grieg, E.: Lyric Pieces, Op. 43 - V. Erotikk (Erotic)
Sibelius, J.: Kuolema, Op. 44 - I. Valse triste (piano transcription)
Mussorgsky, M.: Pictures at an Exhibition - II. The Old Castle
Satie, E.: Gymnopédies - I. Lent et douloureux
Debussy, C.: Arabesques, L. 66 - I. Andantino con moto
Debussy, C.: Reverie, L. 68
Ravel, M.: Pavane pour un infante defunte, M. 19
Albeniz, I.: Espana, Op. 165 - II. Tango in D
Gershwin, G.: Preludes - II. Andante con moto e poco rubato
'An astonishing Piano Favourites compilation!' - Martin Guerber, Jamendo
This double-album includes some of the most celebrated piano music of all time: Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Brahms, Dvorak, Grieg, Sibelius, Moussorgsky, Satie, Debussy, Ravel, Albeniz, Gershwin are the composers.
The performer, the pianist Alessandro Deljavan, is one of the most talked-about talents of our days. His recent participation at the Van Cliburn contest was widely acclaimed by the press which coined the term 'Deljamania' for the overwhelming effect Deljavan made on public.
In this double-album Deljavan gives us a very refreshing version of the famous pages in an incredible sight-reading version! His personal style is very complex - but also very clear - full of nuances, details on secondary lines, and virtuosity. He has total control of the piano and makes music with the magic acoustic.
The recording, 100% natural, was made in a very suggestive medieval church in Tuscany during a relaxing holiday.
No doubt this album is a must have!
Recorded @ Pieve di Santa Maria del Giudice, Lucca, 2014
Sound engineer: Alessandro Simonetto
Equipment used: Sennheiser mics.
Instrument(s) used: 9-foot Steinway D piano
Photo/paint on cover: N/A
An OnClassical production, ©2014