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ClassicsOnline Home » Piano Music (Ampico Piano Rolls in the 21st Century) - BARTH, H. / CONE-BALDWIN, C. / DOHNANYI, E. / FORGE, F. la / GOULD, M. / HARRIS, T. …(Rarities)
A Gateway To Another Time
Here lies an opportunity to be transported into the first third of the 20th century, where many virtuosos continued the work of Franz Liszt and explored the limitless possibilities of the piano. A hereditary symptom called Romanticism, together with some new ideas about composition and interpretation made many of these players/composers some of the best that ever depressed the white and black keys.
This CD holds some never heard works and some very interesting ways of playing. The highlight for those interested specifically in piano playing would very much like to hear the priceless performances of Josef Lhévinne and Erwin Nyíregyházi, two giants of the keyboard (and together with the other discs from this collection, Józef Hofmann). Another strength of this CD (aside from the beautiful sound) is the compositional blending of the Romantic school and the approaching Modern style (Rachmaninov, for example, was called "The Last Romantic"). Though these works contain a lot of feeling and power, each of the composers had already found their own 20th century voice.
An unmissable disc, both for those interested in the past of piano playing, and those keen to hear the dominant spirit of the early musical 1900's.more....
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