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STEVENSON, R.: Passacaglia on DSCH (McLachlan)

Divine Art
STEVENSON, R.: Passacaglia on DSCH (McLachlan)

Composer(s):Stevenson, Ronald
Artist(s) McLachlan, Murray, piano
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue DDA25013
Label Divine Art
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 9.99
 

 

   



Refined pianism
Review By PW70922,March 2014

Tackling an acknowledged masterwork for the piano whose technical challenges are many and whose sheer length requires the stamina of an Olympic athlete is a challenge only for the most fearless. Quite what Dimitry Shostakovich thought of this 'gift' from Ronald Stevenson in the 1960s need not concern us here! It may now not be the longest single movement for piano in the repertoire; that is but a statistic. What remains is the undoubted quality and inventiveness in the writing and it is the duty of any performer to showcase not only his or her own pianistic prowess but to serve the music with flair, insight and love.

Ronald Stevenson himself has issued a recording, one of power and quality. I have heard several other interpretations, by Mark Gasser, Richard Black and more....







 

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