Dance / Kathryn Scott

Album Summary

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Fantastic Dances (3) for Piano, Op. 5
>Ginastera, Alberto : Danza de la moza donosa
>Bartók, Béla : Romanian Folkdances (6) for Piano, Sz 56
>Dvorak, Antonin : Dumka for Piano in C minor, Op. 12 no 1/B 136
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Morceaux (6) for piano, Op. 51
>Sibelius, Jean : Kuolema
>Guarnieri, Mozart C. : Danca negra
>Lecuona, Ernesto : Danzas afro-cubanas
>Albéniz, Isaac : España, 6 Feuilles d'album, Op. 165
>Fitkin, Graham : Old Style
>Piazzolla, Astor : Milonga del Angel
>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Valsa da dor, W 316
>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in G minor, WoO 1/1
>Satie, Erik : Cafe-concert songs (3)
>Stravinsky, Igor : Tango
>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 77/Op. 17
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Kathryn Stott writes "This year is very much a celebration for me – a fiftieth birthday and thirty years on the concert platform! When Ralph Couzens and I started to discuss plans for a solo CD, I was very keen to record repertoire which would reflect my wide taste in music from around the world. The subject "dance" was in my head from the start and so here we have a musical journey encompassing South American countries, Romanian and Hungarian folk music, and dances from the Polish mazurka to the Russian polka, via Finland, France and Spain to name but a few! Piazzolla sits alongside Satie as do Sibelius and Albeniz... dances both joyous and sad. I'm particularly excited to include the world premiere of 'Old Style', a birthday present from one of my favourite composers, Graham Fitkin."

BBC Music Magazine
Kathryn Stott's enjoyable and warmly recorded recital of dance pieces has a Latin-American bias, an idiom for which she has an evident empathy. Stott shapes the sultry rhythms and sensuous harmonies with allure and velvety touch.

Gramophone Classical Music Guide
Notching up her half-century has clearly not quelled the joy of discovery and sense of adventure that's marked the career of this delightful artist. Kathryn Stott decided the best way in which to mark her 50th would be with dance.

Sixteen composers contribute to the celebration, with most of the works relatively unfamiliar but all of them having close personal associations.

It seems invidious to trawl through each track one by one, for all are encore-type charmers in one way or another, the one exception being Valse triste. Worth the price of the disc alone are Dansa negra by Mozart Carmargo Guarnieri (1907-93), Lecuona's La conga de media noche, and Old Style, the disc's one concession to dance music by a British composer, specially written for Stott by Graham Fitkin (b1963). It juxtaposes four dance and playing styles. It certainly gives the pianist a workout. Satie's salon waltz Jete veux affords another unexpected find, but it's the final selection, Chopin's Mazurka in A minor (ironically the only dance here that one would really want to sit out), that is the most moving (and, arguably, outstanding) performance on this most enjoyable disc.



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Works Details

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Fantastic Dances (3) for Piano, Op. 5
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (04/14/2008-04/15/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1920

>Ginastera, Alberto : Danza de la moza donosa :: Danza de la moza donosa
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (04/14/2008-04/15/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Romanian Folkdances (6) for Piano, Sz 56
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (04/14/2008-04/15/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1915

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Dumka for Piano in C minor, Op. 12 no 1/B 136
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (04/14/2008-04/15/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: ?09/1884

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Morceaux (6) for piano, Op. 51 :: no 2 Polka peu dansante
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (04/14/2008-04/15/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1882

>Sibelius, Jean : Kuolema :: (Extr.)
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (04/14/2008-04/15/2008)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1904

>Guarnieri, Mozart C. : Dança negra
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (04/14/2008-04/15/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Lecuona, Ernesto : Danzas afro-cubanas
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (04/14/2008-04/15/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Isaac Albéniz (Composer) (1860 - 1909) : España, 6 Feuilles d'album, Op. 165 :: no 2 Tango
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (04/14/2008-04/15/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Fitkin, Graham : Old Style
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (04/14/2008-04/15/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Piazzolla, Astor : Milonga del Angel
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (04/14/2008-04/15/2008)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1965

>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Valsa da dor, W 316
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (04/14/2008-04/15/2008)
  • Running Time: 5 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1932

>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in G minor, WoO 1/1
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (04/14/2008-04/15/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1858-1868

>Satie, Erik : Café-concert songs (3)
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (04/14/2008-04/15/2008)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1897

>Stravinsky, Igor : Tango
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (04/14/2008-04/15/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1940

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 77/Op. 17 :: no 4
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (04/14/2008-04/15/2008)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1822-1823