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Krystian Zimerman, piano; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Seiji Ozawa Classical | 2 CDs | EAC Rip | 434 MB (3% recovery) | FLAC+LOG+Cue | Complete scans DGG 0289 477 9697 8 2 Tracklist: CD 1: Piano Concerto No.1 in E flat, S.124 Piano Concerto No.2 in A, S.125 Totentanz, S. 525 CD 2: Piano Sonata in B minor, S.178 Nuages gris, S.199 La Notte, S.602 La Lugubre Gondola, S.200 no.2 Funérailles This is playing in the grand manner... Ozawa and the orchestra are behind the soloist in all this and the deciso element is fully realized. But don't let me imply a lack of finesse; not only do lyrical sections sing with subtlety, the big passages also are shapely... In the gorgeously grisly Totentanz, both music and playing should make your hair stand on end. C.H.; Gramophone It is to be expected that an artist who has made one of the outstanding recordings of the Liszt concertos (DG, 11/88) should also give us one of the finest ever B minor Sonatas. Whether you think it is the finest ever may depend on your priorities (and on whether you think it is sensible to venture such opinions). What can surely be said is that Zimerman brings to bear a combination of ardour, forcefulness, drive and sheer technical grasp which are tremendously exciting and for which I can think of no direct rival. D.J.F. Gramophone (Solo works)
Chopiniana ended its season at the Palacio Paz with the impromptu presentation of the twenty-year-old Gastón Frydman (due to the illness of veteran Spanish pianist Guillermo González) and the Argentine debut of Szymon Nehring, a true revelation in an all-Chopin programme. Although the cancellation of González was a pity for he has a vast trajectory and would have premièred several recently discovered sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti, it was worthwhile to meet Frydman´s art at a tender age, for he should have a good career. At such short notice, the decisive factor was that he had a varied programme ready for any occasion that might appear. He is a product of the serious training provided by the Beethoven Conservatory and the Colón Institute of Art, among others. He has had some European experience and currently has formed a duo with the accomplished violinist Rafael Gíntoli. His programme was eclectic and difficult. The Busoni arrangements of Bach aren´t trendy nowadays, but they are good of its kind, such as the one on the chorale prelude "Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ" ("I call to you, Lord jesus Christ"); Frydman showed continuity and fine timbre in his interpretation. Beethoven followed, with the wonderful Sonata Nº5, Op.10 Nº1, in C minor, the first one that leads to his maturity. Frydman had some memory errors but understood the forward-looking elements of the style. He was completely in charge of Ginastera´s First Sonata, with its strong Bartókian influence; I only question that the "Presto misterioso" wasn´t, well, mysterious enough. He proved comfortable in Liszt´s arduous music: expressive in the Petrarch Sonnet Nº 47 (not the most popular, but very beautiful), and up to the hurdles of the heavy "Vision", Transcendental Etude Nº 6. In the contrasting world of Debussy, he chose the last of each Book of Preludes: the humoristic "Minstrels" and the virtuosic "Fireworks", both well-managed. Finally, Chopin´s Scherzo Nº1, with its violent contrast between the opening lightning-fast music and the meditative central section well realized by the pianist, notwithstanding small smudges. His encores were interesting: a charming Barcarolle by Anton Liadov (hardly ever played, his abundant piano music should be explored), and one of the splendid arrangements by Earl Wild (the great American pianist who fascinated our city decades ago) of Gershwin songs: "Embraceable you", done with much charm by our young pianist. Wild called them "virtuoso etudes", and so they are. Nehring studied in Cracovia and Bydgoszcz, and won a Krystian Zimerman scholarship; also, he has gone through a gamut of competitions, with ever higher prizes. Although he keeps perfecting his studies, I find him not only fully formed, but in his twenties he must be one of the best Chopin interpreters in the world. As time went by, it became quite clear that he has an exquisite sense of style and powerful, practically flawless technical command. I have some complaints but they aren´t about the music or the playing: almost half-an-hour delay, apparently because the Polish Ambassador and other people hadn´t arrived yet; a change of order in a programme that already was felt as short measure.; and the repetition of two scores that were already heard in the subscription series: the Fantasia and the first Ballad. But what was included satisfied even the severest judges. I will comment the pieces in the order that they were really played (it was announced by Martha Noguera, the organizer of Chopiniana). The lovely Four Mazurkas Op.33 (curiously played in different order: 1,3,2,4, with the fourth having an internal cut because it´s long) were done with the particular empathy that only Poles can have with this rhythm. Followed the meditative Nocturne Op.37 Nº2, and the inimitable tracery of the Barcarolle, executed with astonishing observance of the tiniest detail. The Second Part started with the complex Fantasia Op.49, in which the disparate elements were cunningly integrated by the pianist. Then, the Nocturne Op.32 Nº2, one of the less dreamy and more fluent. A scintillating traversal of the Waltz Op.34 Nº 1, specifically named "Brilliant". And the challenge of the First Ballad, one of the most important scores in Chopin´s life, an enormously varied "narration" that taxes even the greatest pianists, heard in an astonishingly mature reading. The encore was a magisterial rendering of Etude op.25 Nº 11, great waves of sound perfectly controlled. For Buenos Aires Herald
César Franck (1822-1890) Trois Chorals Trois Pièces: Cantabile, Pièce héroïque Offertoires from L'Organiste & L'Orgue d'eglise Daniel Roth, organ Paris/Saint-Sulpice; Saint-Brieuc, Brittany; San Sebastián, Spain Motette CD 11401 (1991) [flac, cue, log, scans] César Franck Messe solennelle, op. 12 Louis Devos, tenor Choeurs de la RTB-BRT Bruxelles Hubert Schoonbroodt, organ / Francette Bartholomée, harp Daniel van Heste, violoncello / Lucien Fafchamps, double bass directed by Pierre Bartholomée Koch 3-1044-2 (1992). Recorded 1976 [flac, cue, log, scans] César Franck Symphony in D minor Symphonic Variations Jorge Bolet, piano Concertgebouw Orchestra Riccardo Chailly Amadeus AM 028 (1992). Recorded 1986 [flac, cue, log, scans] Showing the original cover by Decca César Franck Sonata for violin and piano in A major Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937) Mythes, op. 30 Roxana's Song from "King Roger" Kurpish Song Kaja Danczowska, violin Krystian Zimerman, piano Deutsche Grammophon 431 469-2 (1991). Recorded 1980 [flac, cue, log, scans]
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Gravity defying dancer Haley Day channels baritone David Kravitz’s animated delivery ( Josh Kastrof photo) Imagine a Vitaphone all-singing, all-dancing program of satirical sermons given in a neo-Gothic church to 500 enthusiasts on a happening Saturday night. A staged contest between pagan gods, scored by one of Western music’s most devout Lutherans precedes a 1930s screed against capitalist values that takes an early Christian concept of sin as its chief metaphor. Is this a fever dream or a stroke of theatrical genius? Perhaps a little of both. The word “eclectic” doesn’t seem broad enough to encompass Emmanuel Music’s programming choices in its latest outing, “Bach Reinvented: Weill and Bach,” given on April 9th in at Emmanuel Church in Boston. The double-bill of J.S. Bach’s The Contest Between Phoebus and Pan, BWV 201 and Kurt Weill’s “ballet-chanté” The Seven Deadly Sins revealed a less-known sides of both composer’s personalities—“Papa” Bach as the arch, self-aware humorist engaged in cultural politics, with Weill as the would-be moralist. The addition of Urbanity Dance company, choreographed by company Director Betsi Graves, added a dimension of visual interest, resulting in a sometimes-thrilling, sometimes baffling evening of bold gestures and thought-provoking juxtapositions and sex reversals. Baritone David Kravitz stood-out comically as Pan, giving a cartoonishly gleeful rendering of the mischievous god’s ode to dancing and jumping, before stalwart Frank Kelly brightly and hilariously advocated much of a case for Pan’s beast pleasing strains. Baritone Dana Whiteside’s somewhat covered Phoebus might not have won the contest had I been the judge, though his character more pleased the gallery gods. The chorus and orchestra opened with great delight in the Magnificat-like “Retreat ye Whirling Winds.” If the overall effect was nothing like Zimerman’s coffee house where the work premiered in 1729, Emmanuel Music’s warm and modern approach to Bach as ever, placed its audience in a comfortable embrace which might have been equally gemütlich. In Seven Deadly Sins, mezzo-soprano Lynn Torgove made a striking figure as Anna I, clad, like her dancer counterpart and alter ego Anna II (Meghan Anderson), in a fire-engine red dress with a plunging neckline. Her dark vocals and animated facial expressions suggested a kinship with Brecht’s righteously indignant worldview, although we might have gotten more from her performance had she been able to project with brighter tone. Perhaps in an attempt to convey the portentous resonance of Weill’s music, she seemed to swallow her diction with the result that the sound got caught in the throat, making it all-but-impossible to understand anything her character was saying—whether in German or English. She was not alone in her unintelligibility, however—a combination of the orchestra’s place in the resonant nave of the cavernous Emmanuel Church and the sheer size of the ensemble seemed to win the battle against all the vocalists’ enunciations. It was only when the barbershop quartet (sung in watertight harmony by tenor Matthew Anderson, Kelley, Kravitz and Whiteside) moved to the balcony nearest my seat in the pews that I was able to consistently understand the text. This was a particular shame owing to the lack of supertitles. (In a recent interview with BMInt, Graves and Turner remarked that didn’t provide supertitles because the recitatives and spoken text would be in English, and the movement would explain the story. While this may have been true of the Bach, it was less applicable to Weill. It is difficult to choreograph the subtleties of irony, and the loss of Brecht’s text was deeply felt.) Urbanity Dancers on two of their several stages. (Dayla Arabella Santurri photo) The orchestra, conducted with finesse by Emmanuel Music Artistic Director Ryan Turner responded to the wildly divergent demands of Bach and Weill with ease. While their graceful, restrained interpretation did not lack variety and color, it was in the Weill that they seemed to enjoy themselves the most, though I would debate whether they developed the grittiness that more idiomatic readings convey. Only in the ghoulishly lighted male quartet with guitar accompaniment did the feeling of cabaret come across. Listen to Pabst’s 1931 movie version of the Three Penny Opera for an appreciation of a more decadent approach. Despite the logistical challenges inherent to creating an immersive, 360-degree theatrical experience in a space filled with raised platforms and perpendicular pews, Emmanuel Church provided an evocative, at times thrillingly transgressive space in which to stage these none-too-holy works. Chris Fournier’s lighting showcased and heightened the drama inherent to the church’s high-ecclesiastic structure. Though economical, it featured a few witty touches, such as shining a blue spotlight on the bas-relief of the Last Supper during the “Gluttony” movement in Seven Deadly Sins. Red lights shining on the church’s chandelier’s cast eerie shadows across the church’s stone walls suggesting the fire and brimstone surrounding such sanctified spaces. Kate Stringer (MM in musicology from BU) is Research and Public Information Administrator at the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University. In addition to her scholarly activities, she is a veteran actress, writer and director as well as a versatile mezzo-soprano. The post Playing Against Type appeared first on The Boston Musical Intelligencer .
It is known that Chopin's musical thoughts, during his last weeks of life, were pervaded by Mozart, and that the Requiem was performed at Chopin's funeral at La Madeleine in October 1849. Personally, I've often found a special affinity, sometimes even formal, between the great Austrian master and the Polish - a natural revolutionary spirit, a wistfully tinged harmonic tension encased in elegant, soothing tempo structures. Another great Sunday morning with The Odd Couple. 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Catherine Beynon, HarpBBC National Orchestra of WalesGarry WalkerThierry Fischer (K. 299)BBC MM354 (2011)Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 K. 216 in G Major Violin Concerto No. 4 K. 218 in D Major Violin Concerto No. 5 K. 219 in A Major Camerata Academica SalzburgAugustin DumayDGG 457 645-2 (1996)Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart The Violin Concertos Frank Peter Zimmermann, ViolinWürttembergisches Kammerorchester HeilbronnJörg Faerber EMI 7 63823 2 (1987)Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 36 K. 425 in C Major 'Linz' Symphony No. 40 K. 550 in G Minor Staatskapelle DresdenColin DavisPhilips 422 398-2 (1988)Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 30 K. 202 in D Major Symphony No. 31 K. 297 in D Major 'Paris' Symphony No. 32 K. 318 in G Major Symphony No. 33 K. 319 in B-Flat Staatskapelle DresdenColin DavisPhilips 432 977-2 (1991)Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 35 K. 385 in D Major 'Haffner' Symphony No. 38 K. 504 in D Major 'Prague' Staatskapelle DresdenColin DavisPhilips 416 155-2 (1988)Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 29 K. 201 in A Major Symphony No. 33 K. 319 in B-Flat Symphony No. 34 K. 338 in C Major Wiener PhilharmonikerRiccardo MutiPhilips 462 906-2 (1998)Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 31 K. 297 in D Major 'Paris' Symphony No. 41 K. 551 in C Major 'Jupiter' Wiener PhilharmonikerRiccardo MutiPhilips 442 126-2 (1993)Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 'Coronation' Mass K. 317 in C Major Vesperae solennes de confessore K. 339 Joan Rodgers, Soprano; Elisabeth von Magnus, Mezzo-SopranoJosef Protschka, Tenor; László Polgár, BassArnold Schoenberg ChorConcentus musicus Wien Nikolaus HarnoncourtTeldec 8 43535 (1986)Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 'Great' Mass K. 427 in C Minor Vesperae solennes de confessore K. 339 Kathleen Battle, Lella Cuberli, SopranoPeter Seiffert, Tenor; Kurt Moll, BassWiener StaatsopernchorWiener PhilharmonikerJames LevineDGG 423 664-2 (1986)Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem K. 626 in D Minor Lynne Dawson, Soprano; Jard van Nes, ContraltoKeith Lewis, Tenor; Simon Estes, BassPhilharmonia Chorus and OrchestraCarlo Maria GiuliniSony SMK60025 (1989)Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem K. 626 in D Minor Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Soprano; Helga Müller-Molinari, ContraltoVinson Cole, Tenor; Paata Burchuladze, BassWiener SingvereinWiener PhilharmonikerHerbert von KarajanDGG 419 610-2 (1986)Frédéric Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 21 in F Minor Carl Loewe Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major Mari Kodama, Piano Russian National Orchestra Kent Nagano Pentatone 5186026 (2004) Frédéric Chopin Piano Sonata No. 2 Op. 35 in B-Flat Minor Sergej Rachmaninov Piano Sonata No. 2 Op. 36 in B Minor Hélène Grimaud, Piano DGG 477 5325 (2005)Frédéric Chopin Ballades Scherzo No. 4 Op. 54 in E Berceuse Op. 57 in D-Flat Major Barcarolle Op. 60 in F-Sharp Major Evgeny Kissin, Piano RCA 09026 63259 2 (1998)Frédéric Chopin Ballades Fantaisie Op. 49 in F Minor Berceuse Op. 57 in D-Flat Major Michaël Levinas, PianoAdes 14.076-2 (1985)Frédéric Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 Op. 11 in E Minor Fantaisie-Impromptu Op. 66 in C-Sharp Minor Fantaisie Op. 49 in F Minor Berceuse Op. 57 in D-Flat Major Maria João Pires, PianoChamber Orchestra of EuropeEmmanuel Krivine DGG 457 585-2 (1998)Frédéric Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 21 in F Minor Préludes Op. 28 Maria João Pires, PianoRoyal Philharmonic OrchestraAndré PrevinDGG 437 817-2 (1992)Frédéric Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 Op. 11 in E Minor Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 21 in F Minor Martha Argerich, PianoOrchestre symphonique de MontréalCharles DutoitEMI 5 56798 2 (Re-issued by Musicom) (1998)Frédéric Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 Op. 11 in E Minor Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 21 in F Minor Lang Lang, PianoWiener PhilharmonikerZubin MehtaDGG 477 7982 (2008)Frédéric Chopin Etudes Op. 10 Etudes Op. 25 Maurizio Pollini, PianoDGG 413 794-2 (1972)Frédéric Chopin 10 Mazurkas Prélude Op. 45 in C-Sharp Minor Ballade No. 1 Op. 23 in G Minor Scherzo No. 2 Op. 31 in B-Flat Minor Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, PianoDGG 413 449-2 (1972)Frédéric Chopin Nocturnes Maria João Pires, PianoDGG 447 096-2 (1996)Frédéric Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 Op. 11 in E Minor Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 21 in F Minor 14 Waltzes Maria João Pires, PianoOrchestre National de l'Opéra de Monte-CarloArmin JordanErato 3984 21089-2 (1977-1984)Frédéric Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 Op. 11 in E Minor Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 21 in F Minor Jorge Bolet, PianoOrchestre symphonique de MontréalCharles DutoitDecca 425 859-2 (1989) Frédéric Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 Op. 11 in E Minor Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 21 in F Minor Bella Davidovich, PianoLondon Symphony OrchestraNeville MarrinerDecca 468 117-2 (1980) Frédéric Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 Op. 11 in E Minor Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 21 in F Minor Krystian Zimerman, PianoLos Angeles PhilharmonicCarlo Maria GiuliniDGG 415 970-2 (1979) Frédéric Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 Op. 11 in E Minor Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 21 in F Minor Polish Festival Orchestra Krystian ZimermanDGG 459 684-2 (1999) Frédéric Chopin Préludes Op. 28 Prélude Op. 45 in C-Sharp Minor Prélude in A-Flat Major Alexander Scriabin Piano Sonata No. 2 Op. 19 in G-Sharp Minor Beatrice Rana, PianoATMA Classique 2614 (2012) Frédéric Chopin Scherzos Polonaise Op. 61 in A-Flat Major Claudio Arrau, PianoPhilips 412 610-2 (1984) Frédéric Chopin Préludes Op. 28 Piano Sonata No. 2 Op. 35 in B-Flat Minor Polonaise Op. 53 in A-Flat Evgeny Kissin, PianoRCA 09026 63535 2 (1999) Frédéric Chopin Ballades Piano Sonata No. 2 Op. 35 in B-Flat Minor Andrei Gavrilov, PianoEMI 7 47344 2 (1985) Frédéric Chopin Piano Sonata No. 2 Op. 35 in B-Flat Minor Préludes Op. 28 Nocturnes Op. Nos. 2 in E-Flat & 3 in B Anna Kravtchenko, PianoDecca 476 3120 (2005) Frédéric Chopin Piano Sonata No. 2 Op. 35 in B-Flat Minor Scherzos Simon Trpčeski, Piano EMI 3 75586 2 (2006) Frédéric Chopin Piano Sonata No. 2 Op. 35 in B-Flat Minor Selected Nocturnes, Mazurkas, Waltzes Ballade No. 3 Op. 47 in A-Flat Major Sergej Rachmaninov, Piano RCA 09026 62533 2 (1919/1935) Frédéric Chopin Piano Sonata No. 3 Op. 58 in B Minor 12 Mazurkas Evgeny Kissin, Piano RCA 09026 62542 2 (1993) Frédéric Chopin Piano Sonata No. 2 Op. 35 in B-Flat Minor Piano Sonata No. 3 Op. 58 in B Minor Mitsuko Uchida, Piano Philips 420 949-2 (1988) Frédéric Chopin 14 Waltzes 7 Mazurkas Jean-Marc Luisada, Piano RCA 88875028062 (2013) Frédéric Chopin Ballades Scherzos 14 Waltzes 4 Impromptus Samson François, Piano EMI 7 62569 2 (1963) Frédéric Chopin Cello Sonata Op. 65 in G Minor Sergej Rachmaninov Cello Sonata Op. 19 in G Minor and Cello Sonatas by Gabriel Fauré and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Paul Tortelier, Cello Aldo Ciccolini, Eric Heidsieck, Maria de la Pau, Piano EMI 5 74333 2 (1968) Frédéric Chopin 4 Mazurkas Op. 24 Joaquín Turina5 Danzas Gitanas, Series 2 Op. 84Franz SchubertFantasia D. 940 in F MinorJohannes Brahms4 Hungarian Dances Katarina & Vladimir Krpan, Piano Nemini Similis SC9605 (1995) Link to "The Odd Couple" previous post: BONUS: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto No. 22 K. 482 in E-Flat MajorJohannes BrahmsSymphony No. 4 Op. 98 in E Minor Barry Douglas, Piano Orchestra del Teatro la Fenice di VeneziaYuri TemirkanovRAI Digital Archives – Venice, 4 May 2002 MUST-HAVE (mainly for the Douglas) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 36 K. 425 in C Major ‘Linz’Claude Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune Franz Schubert Rondo D. 438 in A Major for Violin and Orchestra Thomas Zehetmair, Violin Mahler Chamber Orchestra Alan Gilbert RAI Digital Archives – Ferrara, 30 October 2002 Flac & Scans