J Scott Morrison

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Retired physician, student of classical music, collector of recordings for fifty years and once a serious pianist, I still get excited at the prospect of listening to a newly acquired recording. We're living in a golden age of classical music recordings, with about 100 years worth of performances to delight us. My musical interests are catholic, within the classical realm. I also read widely and … Mehr dazu

 

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Debussy: Complete Music for Piano Duo von Massimiliano Damerini
Debussy: Complete Music for Piano Duo von Massimiliano Damerini
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Less than a month after reviewing another outstanding CD of piano duo music by Debussy Debussy: Four Hand Piano Music here comes another, this one with all of Debussy's music for piano four-hands or two pianos. And what a revelation it is! Much of the music on these three discs is fairly obscure but all of it is rewarding. Also rewarding is that the contents of the three discs are in precise chronological order of composition so that one can hear Debussy's style evolve from the Massenet-like 'Symphonie' of 1880, to the impressionism of Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (1892-4) and La Mer (1903-5) to the spare, stark En blanc et noir… Mehr dazu
Iberia Books 1,2/Espana von Daniel Barenboim
Iberia Books 1,2/Espana von Daniel Barenboim
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Daniel Barenboim, let us remember, was born in and spent his early youth in Argentina although of course he has been completely Europeanized (or globalized) since he left Buenos Aires. I mention this because although he is best known, as a pianist, for his performances of German/Austrian music, his upbringing gives him some insight into Hispanic music as well. And that we get here in his 1999 performances of both books of 'Ibéria' and the six pieces of 'España' by Albéniz. Alicia de Larrocha's performances of 'Ibéria' have for many years been the touchstone for the work… Mehr dazu
Movimentos Edition: Fantasiestücke Op.12/Fantasie &hellip von Annika Treutler
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Annika Treutler is a 22-year-old German pianist who is still in the midst of studying for her master's degree in piano performance at Hanover's Musikhochschule. She was recorded 18 months ago in these performances of Schumann at the Wolfsburg (Germany) Movimentos, a festival in the city that produces Volkswagens, Germany's so-called Autostadt. When I first listened to this CD I was stunned at its beauty, in both the performances and the recorded sound. This is as close to the perfect recording as I ever expect to hear. Further, one does not sense anything in Treutler's performances that suggest she… Mehr dazu