OnClassical | OC21098B | 2021

Richter, H.: Piano Works
Alessandro Simonetto, Piano

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Total duration: 37:17
Original audio @ 88.2 kHz * 24 bits


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Max Richter's piano compositions in the album "Andras" weave a tapestry of emotions, offering a profound and emotive journey through the landscapes of sound. Each piece is a testament to Richter's remarkable ability to convey a wide spectrum of feelings through his music.
The opening piece, "Andras," sets the tone with its soulful and contemplative atmosphere, immediately immersing the listener in a world of introspection. It serves as an introduction to the emotional depth that characterizes Richter's work.
"Written on the Sky" follows suit, delivering a concise yet powerful expression of emotion. The brevity of the piece enhances its impact, showcasing Richter's skill in distilling complex feelings into succinct musical moments.
"Leo's Journal" and "The Tartu Piano" continue the emotional exploration, each piece unveiling a unique emotional landscape. Richter's ability to capture intricate feelings within relatively brief compositions is a recurring theme throughout the album.
"Infra 3" allows for a deeper exploration of themes, demonstrating Richter's talent for creating intricate sonic landscapes. The piece unfolds with a nuanced complexity that invites listeners to delve into its layers of emotion.
As the album progresses, "Vladimir's Blues" and "The Family" showcase Richter's versatility. The former offers a poignant interlude, while the latter provides a more expansive emotional experience, displaying Richter's adeptness at crafting diverse musical narratives.
"Circles from the Rue Simon-Crubellier," "Fragment," and "Departure" continue to paint emotional vignettes, contributing to the overall narrative of the album. Richter's craftsmanship is evident in the nuanced compositions that evoke introspection and contemplation.
The solo piano version of "Horizon Variations" introduces a captivating exploration of melodic variations, showcasing Richter's ability to adapt his compositions for a more intimate setting. The piece reveals a delicate interplay of emotions through the expressive capabilities of the piano.
"From the Rue Villin" and "The Blue Notebooks" offer evocative glimpses into Richter's musical universe, serving as momentary pauses that invite reflection and introspection.
Alessandro Simonetto's performance adds a distinct layer of interpretation and emotion to Richter's compositions. His extemporaneous reading of the music delivers sentimental, sad, and gestural visions that enhance the simplicity and effectiveness of Richter's works. Simonetto's nuanced touch and emotive playing enrich the listening experience, allowing the listener to fully immerse themselves in the profound emotional landscapes painted by Richter's compositions.

Piano Works
Alessandro Simonetto, Piano

Prod. No.: 302 / 2021
Cat. No: OC21098B
UPC: 634065039004
No. Album(s): 1

Recorded @ Saletta acustica 'Eric James', Pove del Grappa, 2021

Sound engineer: Alessandro Simonetto
Photo/paint on cover: N/A
Artwork: OnClassical

Equipment used: N/A
Instrument(s) used: Steinway & Sohns D-274 piano, 'Audi-O'

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