• CDA67903 Katalognummer
  • 034571179032 EAN
  • 1CD Format
  • 2011 Utgivelsesår

Plowright, Jonathan (piano)

Bartók, Béla | Benjamin, Arthur | Blumenfeld, Felix | Britten, Benjamin | Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario | Chaminade, Cécile | Chanler, Theodore | Goossens, Eugene | Hammond, Richard | Labunski, Felix | Martinů | , Bohuslav | Milhaud, Darius | Nin-Culmell, Joaquin Maria | Rathaus, Karol | Rieti, Vittorio | Schelling, Ernest | Stojowski, Zygmunt | Weinberger, Jaromir | Whithorne, Emerson | Wieniawski, Henryk | Wieniawski, Jozef | Zarzycki, Aleksander



Bartók: Three Hungarian Folktunes, Sz. 65-66
Benjamin, A: Elegiac Mazurka
Blumenfeld: Kujawiak-Obertas (No. 2 from Suite polonaise No. 2, Op. 31)
Britten: Mazurka Elegiaca op.23 no.2
Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Hommage à Paderewski
Chaminade: Étude symphonique Op. 28
Chanler: Aftermath
Goossens: Homage To Paderewski
Hammond, R: Dance
Labunski: Threnody
Martinů: Mazurka ‘Homage to Paderewski’, H. 284
Milhaud: Choral, Op. 111
Nin-Culmell: In Memoriam Paderewski
Rathaus: Kujawiak
Rieti: Allegro danzante
Schelling: Con tenerezza
Schelling: Nocturne à Ragusa
Stojowski: Cradle Song
Weinberger, J: Étude in G major
Whithorne: Hommage, Op. 58, No. 2
Wieniawski: Étude, Op. 44 No. 22
Wieniawski, J: Étude, Op 44 No 22
Zarzycki: Chant du printemps, Op. 34, No. 1

Hayes, Jeremy

Faulkner, Tony

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Following the resounding success of Jonathan Plowright’s 2010 Hommage à Chopin, the acclaimed British pianist becomes the first artist to record the album of works written and published in homage to one of the early twentieth century’s most fascinating figures, Polish pianist, composer and politician Ignacy Jan Paderewski.

Of the twenty-two works on this recording, from composers including Bartók, Martinu and Milhaud, seventeen were intended for the memorial piano album Homage to Paderewski published by Boosey & Hawkes in New York in 1942. A further six pieces written for the pianist also feature, including a Mazurka for two pianos by Britten, for which Plowright is joined by Aaron Shorr.

Plowright performs these diverse works with flair and dedication.

Though not all the works are memorable...this is a fascinating document...Overall more reflective than virtuosic, this disc allows Plowright to show off his superb command of texture and colour. BBC ****

To be candid, not all the 24 items on offer on this disc are diamonds rather than paste...The genuine jewels include Ernest Schelling's sultry and ambitious Nocturne, a real find, and, better known, Britten's poignant Mazurka elegiaca...What is not forgettable are performances of a superlative technique and musicianship. Pianism and sheer musical quality of this order are rare at any time. Gramophone



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