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PROKOFIEV, S.: Piano Sonata No. 7 / BARTOK, B.: Romanian Folk Dances / Suite, Op. 14 (Biret Archive Edition, Vol. 14)

Composer(s):Bartok, BelaProkofiev, Sergey
Artist(s) Biret, Idil, piano
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.571296
Label Idil Biret Archive
Quality   320kbps
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“All the works [on this LP] require a pianist of true class, because each of them presents challenges demanding something quite different from traditional technique. It has to be said that the young Idil Biret exceeds all expectations. This Turkish artist appeared in Brussels (1959) at the tender age of eighteen. Her virtuosity is astonishing, encompassing clarity, rhythmical rigour, precision and strength or delicacy, as required. She can play at great speed and maintain runs of impeccable luminosity. Her flexible touch conjures a thousand surprising effects; some notes and chords explode like whip-cracks, while others caress the keys, and there is an extraordinary purity to her polyphonic playing. In the hands of an artist of such superior qualities, the very particular

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