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Mon 10 Sep, 2018:
Reicha Rediscovered, Volume 2 – Études dans le genre Fugué, Op 97; Fugue, Op 36 No 12

This second volume in Ivan Ilić’s enterprising championing of the forgotten piano music of Antoine Reicha (1770-1836) is every bit as good as its...

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Thu 27 Jul, 2017:
Sterndale Bennett: Piano Sonata in F minor, Op 13; Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Op 13 (First version)

Rich in tone and possessing an enviably secure technique, the London-based Japanese pianist Hiroaki Takenouchi lends enormously persuasive advocacy to...

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Thu 08 Dec, 2016:
Liszt: Transcendental – Études d'éxécution transcendante, S 139; Two Concert Etudes, S 145; Three Concert Etudes, S 144; Grandes études de Paganini, S 141

This set's title, “Transcendental”, also describes Daniil Trifonov’s technique to a nicety. But rising above pianism of precision and torrential...

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Wed 28 Sep, 2016:
Haydn: Piano Concertos – No 4 in G major; No 11 in D major; Ligeti: Piano Concerto; Capriccios Nos 1 and 2

Haydn and Ligeti – the great musical jokers of the 18th and 20th centuries – meet in Shai Wosner’s new album of solo capriccios and orchestral...

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Mon 05 Sep, 2016:
Liszt: Transcendental Etudes, S 139

“Pathetically misunderstood” was Clifford Curzon’s verdict on Liszt. Kirill Gerstein has no misconceptions of the genius behind these Etudes,...

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Thu 07 Jul, 2016:
Rachmaninov: Etudes-tableaux, Op 39; Moments musicaux, Op 16

Rachmaninov’s two sets of Études-tableaux contain some of his greatest and most vivid writing for solo piano. The nine pieces that make up the opus...

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Thu 23 Jul, 2015:
Debussy: Études; Prokofiev: Études, Op 2; Bartók: Études, Op 18

The wonder of this very varied programme is that in Garrick Ohlsson’s hands these 19 Etudes shed their functional aspect (or seem to) and instead...

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Mon 15 Jun, 2015:
Scriabin: Vers la flamme, Op 72, and other solo piano works

Of the 44 miniatures featured on this centenary tribute, the longest is not quite six minutes in length, the shortest a mere 27 seconds, and by far...

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Thu 30 Oct, 2014:
Busoni: Late Piano Works

Next only to Liszt, Busoni has been called the greatest pianist of all time. Born in Italy, he played all over Europe, but made his career chiefly in...

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Thu 24 Jul, 2014:
Weinberg: Symphony No 18, Op 138 (War– there is no word more cruel); Trumpet Concerto, Op 94

Mieczysław Weinberg (1919-96) was born in Warsaw, lived in the Soviet Union from 1939, was befriended by Shostakovich and died in Moscow. His...

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Wed 08 May, 2013:
Chopin: Etudes, Preludes & Polonaises

Maurizio Pollini was just 18 when, in 1960, he won the prestigious International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, prompting Artur Rubinstein (the...

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