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ClassicsOnline Home » Piano Recital: Feilmair, Florian - BEETHOVEN, L. van / FEILMAIR, F. / LISZT, F. / RACHMANINOV, S. / VILLA-LOBOS, H.
Florian Feilmair--debut piano recording--five composers
Nineteenth to Twenty-first Century moods and nuances. This prize-winning Viennese performer/composer offers a showcase for his talents in the selection of works from the nineteenth century through today across the international spectrum. He has selected colorful, difficult compositions to announce his arrival on the world’s stage. The program “bookends” Rachmaninoff and contains works by Villa-Lobos, Liszt, and Beethoven. Feilmair acknowledges the influence of Arthur Rubinstein on his education: the result is formidable technical performance which will jump-start his career and challenge other artists. The careful student would do well to use this recording as a model for learning these pieces.
This program illustrates numerous moods and finely-honed skills of the pianist. The beginning work Six Musical Moments displays Feilmair’s abilities and Rachmaninoff’s genius using color, volume, articulation, and tempo for an intellectual show-starter.
The Villa-Lobos composition, particularly appealing, piques the imagination to visualize various kinds of dolls. Again through the Rubinstein influence, the music of this great South American composer beckons the world’s listeners. The vast mosaic of race in Brazil is illustrated in the impressive colors and textures of the dolls. The tender treatment of this delicate topic brings an association reminiscent of Eugene Robinson’s book Coal to Cream and suggests that many lessons are to be learned via the innocent image of dolls. The accompanying booklet explains the imagery and awakens one’s curiosity about this topic.
The variety and technical prowess presented in this performance hold the promise of more to come from this new artist. Comments in the booklet are helpful and thought-provoking. Including Feilmar’s own Notturno, almost as an encore, gives us a glimpse of more excellent performances ahead. Even the clever presentation of the picture of Feilmair invites the audience to get better acquainted with him and his considerable abilities.more....
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