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Marcos Madrigal - Prokofiev, Vol. 1: Visions fugitives, Piano Sonatas Nos. 5 & 7 (2021)

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Marcos Madrigal - Prokofiev, Vol. 1: Visions fugitives, Piano Sonatas Nos. 5 & 7 (2021)

Marcos Madrigal - Prokofiev, Vol. 1: Visions fugitives, Piano Sonatas Nos. 5 & 7 (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 60:36 | 140 / 246 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: ARTALINNA

A multi-faceted array of Prokofiev is Cuban pianist Marcos Madrigal's offering for this second solo recording of his for Artalinna/Academy Productions. First, the Visions fugitives Prokofiev composed between 1915 and 1917 when still in his mid-twenties – fleeting, blink-and-you've-missed-it character pieces, many of whose multifarious moods (not least irony and ambiguity) and styles would reappear in his music over the ensuing decades. Then the Piano Sonata No. 5 in C major, Op. 38/135, heard here in its original 1923 version rather than its more often-performed 1953 revision. Then finally the famous Piano Sonata No. 7 in B-flat major, Op. 83, completed in the early 1940s.

Severin von Eckardstein - Schumann & Chopin: Davidsbündlertänze and Polonaise-fantaisie (2021)

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Severin von Eckardstein - Schumann & Chopin: Davidsbündlertänze and Polonaise-fantaisie (2021)

Severin von Eckardstein - Schumann & Chopin: Davidsbündlertänze and Polonaise-fantaisie (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 64:14 | 187 / 147 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: ARTALINNA

A formidable interpreter of the works of Robert Schumann, the German pianist Severin von Eckardstein here offers an intense version of rare narrative force of one of the most complex cycles of the 19th century, the Davidsbündlertänze Op. 6. This dazzling kaleidoscope of moods is embedded with works by Chopin and Tchaikovsky, of particularly passionate resonance. Great musical moments that confirm Severin von Eckardstein’s status as one of the most poetic musicians in the world of the piano.

Vestard Shimkus - America 1 (2021)

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Vestard Shimkus - America 1 (2021)

Vestard Shimkus - America 1 (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 01:02:32 | 143 / 190 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: ARTALINNA

In programming terms alone, this America-themed programme from Latvian pianist-composer and former Pēteris Vasks pupil Vestard Shimkus is extremely nicely put together. Philip Glass's Mad Rush serves as the curtain-raiser – a work originally created and performed on the organ of New York's cathedral of St. John the Divine in honour of the Dalai Lama's 1979 first public address in North America, but now largely performed on the piano. Onwards, and Shimkus leads us through a succession of hops back and forth between the 20th and 21st centuries, beginning with Charles Tomlinson Griffes' Piano Sonata, sitting as a pleasingly organic segue despite its much earlier composition date of 1917, thanks to its own concise, abstract language (in fact “wandering in the nowhere” was how Musical America's bemused Herbert Peyser described it when it first appeared).

Yumeto Suenaga - Beethoven & Fraisse: Piano Works (2021)

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Yumeto Suenaga - Beethoven & Fraisse: Piano Works (2021)

Yumeto Suenaga - Beethoven & Fraisse: Piano Works (2021)
FLAC tracks | 02:15:37 | 490 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: ARTALINNA

Yumeto Suenaga, a Franco-Japanese pianist invites us on a most inventive journey, in the heart of late Beethoven, combining great architectures such as the Diabelli Variations or the last sonata for keyboard, Op. 111, and miniatures, sometimes even very short sketches. A true thought in motion unfolds here. Yumeto Suenaga also reveals two works by the French composer Isabelle Fraisse: 111, a tribute to the 32nd Sonata, taken from Three Dialogues with the Work of Beethoven, and the fruit of a most original enterprise, the 3 Moqueries on a Waltz by Diabelli.Franco-japonais, Yumeto Suenaga nous invite à un périple des plus inventifs, au cœur du Beethoven tardif, combinant grandes architectures telles les Variations Diabelli ou la dernière sonate pour clavier, l’Op. 111, et miniatures, parfois même des esquisses très brèves. C’est une véritable pensée en mouvement qui se dévoile ici. Yumeto Suenaga révèle en outre deux œuvres de la compositrice française Isabelle Fraisse : 111, un hommage à la 32e Sonate, extrait des Trois Dialogues avec l’oeuvre de Beethoven, et fruit d’une entreprise des plus originales, les 3 Moqueries sur une valse de Diabelli.

Philippe Guilhon-Herbert - Schubert, Vol. 2: Piano Sonata D. 959, Impromptu Op. 142 No. 1 & Klavierstück D. 956 No. 2 (2020)

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Philippe Guilhon-Herbert - Schubert, Vol. 2: Piano Sonata D. 959, Impromptu Op. 142 No. 1 & Klavierstück D. 956 No. 2 (2020)

Philippe Guilhon-Herbert - Schubert, Vol. 2: Piano Sonata D. 959, Impromptu Op. 142 No. 1 & Klavierstück D. 956 No. 2 (2020)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 67:48 | 188 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: ARTALINNA

Philippe Guilhon-Herbert, being especially attuned to the twilight elements in Schubert’s music, was eager to press ahead with his exploration of the composer’s later works, following a very well received recital in 2013, in which he brought together two very sombre and complex pieces, Sonatas D. 784 and D. 958. The cornerstone of this programme is the second of the last three sonatas (D. 959), to which he added three pieces from three other major Schubert collections, the Impromptus, the Klavierstücke and Moments musicaux. Once again Philippe Guilhon-Herbert masterfully immerses us in the heart of German romantic Sehnsucht, that unique, poignant state of mind, between yearning and melancholy.

Philippe Guilhon-Herbert - Debussy, Liszt & Rameau: Piano Works (2020)

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Philippe Guilhon-Herbert - Debussy, Liszt & Rameau: Piano Works (2020)

Philippe Guilhon-Herbert - Debussy, Liszt & Rameau: Piano Works (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:05:19 | 182 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: ARTALINNA

Cette quatrième parution du pianiste français Philippe Guilhon-Herbert sous étiquette Artalinna, enregistrée lors de la même session que le second volume Schubert au sein duquel figure la Sonate D. 959, propose une petite histoire de l’art de toucher le clavier, avec trois compositeurs phares, et du rôle fondamental que le regard sur la nature a pu jouer dans l’évolution des formes et des langages.