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ROCHBERG, G.: Piano Music, Vol. 2 - 12 Bagatelles / 3 Elegiac Pieces / Sonata Seria (Hirsch)

Composer(s):Rochberg, George
Artist(s) Hirsch, Evan, piano
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.559632
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Compositions for piano have held a prominent position throughout George Rochberg’s long career. The earliest works on this recording, the Twelve Bagatelles, are fully-formed lyrical pieces each of which, despite its brevity, is a complete and fully evolved story. His Three Elegiac Pieces comprise a distinct set with a clear emotional progression. Sonata Seria (composed in 1948, revised during the mid-1950s and published in 1998) is an overpoweringly intense tour de force. Rochberg’s Circles of Fire can be heard on Naxos 8.559631.


Review By Joan DeVee Dixon,Journal of the Society for American Music,June 2013

The tone and sound of the disc are excellent and reflect the highest level of recording quality.

Hirsch’s performance painstakingly displays the uniqueness of each piece.¹

This CD represents a valuable study tool for anyone interested in the early compositions of George Rochberg. These works foreshadow the musical output that was to come later, especially after the death of the composer’s son, Paul. Although much of the writing is from Rochberg’s formative years, it is fortunate that such pieces have been published and made available. Both the performer and publisher are to be commended for their work on this project. © The Society for American Music


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