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Hommage à Chopin

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>Balakirev, Mily : Impromptu, for piano (after Chopin's Preludes in E flat minor and B major)
>Bendel, Franz [Composer] : Hommage a Chopin, for piano, Op. 111/1
>Grieg, Edvard : Studie, for piano ("Hommage a Chopin"; Stimmungen no 5), Op. 73/5
>Busoni, Ferruccio : Zehn Variationen uber das Prelude von F. Chopin Op. 28/20 in C minor, K. 293 (Klavierubung II/1), Op
>Nápravnik, Eduard : Notturno (La reminiscence de Chopin), for piano, Op. 48/1
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Op. 72
>     15. Un poco di Chopin
>Honegger, Arthur : Souvenir de Chopin, for piano (Trois Pieces de Un Ami viendra ce soir), H. 183a/1
>Berkeley, Lennox : Mazurkas (3) for piano, Op. 32/1
>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Homenagem a Chopin (2), for piano, A. 474
>Mompou, Federico : Variations sur une theme de Chopin, for piano or orchestra
>Godard, Benjamin : Hommage a Chopin, for piano, Op. 66/2
>Godowsky, Leopold : Impressions (12) for violin & piano
>     no 9, Profile (Chopin)
>Leschetizky, Theodor : Hommage a Chopin, for piano, Op. 46/9

Album Summary

>Balakirev, Mily : Impromptu, for piano (after Chopin's Preludes in E flat minor and B major)
>Bendel, Franz [Composer] : Hommage a Chopin, for piano, Op. 111/1
>Grieg, Edvard : Studie, for piano ("Hommage a Chopin"; Stimmungen no 5), Op. 73/5
>Busoni, Ferruccio : Zehn Variationen uber das Prelude von F. Chopin Op. 28/20 in C minor, K. 293 (Klavierubung II/1), Op
>Nápravnik, Eduard : Notturno (La reminiscence de Chopin), for piano, Op. 48/1
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Op. 72
>Honegger, Arthur : Souvenir de Chopin, for piano (Trois Pieces de Un Ami viendra ce soir), H. 183a/1
>Berkeley, Lennox : Mazurkas (3) for piano, Op. 32/1
>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Homenagem a Chopin (2), for piano, A. 474
>Mompou, Federico : Variations sur une theme de Chopin, for piano or orchestra
>Godard, Benjamin : Hommage a Chopin, for piano, Op. 66/2
>Godowsky, Leopold : Impressions (12) for violin & piano
>Leschetizky, Theodor : Hommage a Chopin, for piano, Op. 46/9
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Among the many recordings celebrating the 200th anniversary of Chopin's birth, this disc will stand out as an historic record of the composer's extraordinary influence and legacy. Chopin's unique style of piano writing utterly transformed the way in which composers wrote for and thought about the instrument. A fascinating selection of hommages is represented here. Jonathan Plowright has recently been described by Gramophone as, "one of the finest living pianists; the possessor of qualities that should no longer remain a secret." His formidable technique and musical integrity combine in a disc, which is a must for any pianophile.

Among the many recordings celebrating the 300th anniversary of Chopin's birth, this disc will stand out as an historic record of the composer's extraordinary influence and legacy. Chopin's unique style of piano writing transformed the way in which composers wrote for and thought about the piano. Many composers and pianist-composers have felt moved to pay their respects to Chopin by writing their own works in homage of Chopin. This collection includes works by Mompou, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Godowsky, and others.

'All of these multifaceted offerings (jewels as well as gemstones) show Jonathan Plowright as beguiling in intimacy ... as he is magisterial in virtuosity. Such quality will leave lesser pianists bemused, as as on Plowright's earlier superb Hyperion recordings he has been immaculately recorded' (Gramophone)

'Mompou's 11th variation is the sublimest track on the disc.. It is in places like these that Plowright shows his real qualities as a virtuoso, especially his clarity of texture and instinct for phrasing. Warmly recommended' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Jonathan Plowright provides a fascinating conspectus of how Chopin's example has sparked ideas in others ... This disc is a delight' (The Daily Telegraph)

'Fascinating, seldom-trodden paths of the vast 19th- and 20th- century piano literature that rarely find their way onto disc ... Plowright's dazzling playing can't be faulted' (The Sunday Times)

' Jonathan Plowright has assembled a towering monument to the Chopin style' (Audiophile Audition, USA)

'A fascinating collection, brilliantly dispatched by Plowright' (The Mail on Sunday)

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (07/30/2009-08/01/2009).



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Works Details

>Balakirev, Mily : Impromptu, for piano (after Chopin's Preludes in E flat minor and B major)
  • Performer: Jonathan Plowright (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (07/30/2009-08/01/2009)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1907

>Bendel, Franz [Composer] : Hommage à Chopin, for piano, Op. 111/1
  • Performer: Jonathan Plowright (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (07/30/2009-08/01/2009)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Grieg, Edvard : Studie, for piano ("Hommage à Chopin"; Stimmungen no 5), Op. 73/5
  • Performer: Jonathan Plowright (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (07/30/2009-08/01/2009)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1898-1905

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Zehn Variationen über das Prelude von F. Chopin Op. 28/20 in C minor, K. 293 (Klavierübung II/1), Op
  • Performer: Jonathan Plowright (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (07/30/2009-08/01/2009)
  • Running Time: 11 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 04/28/1922

>Eduard Nápravnik (1839 - 1916) : Notturno (La réminiscence de Chopin), for piano, Op. 48/1
  • Performer: Jonathan Plowright (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (07/30/2009-08/01/2009)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Op. 72 :: 15. Un poco di Chopin
  • Performer: Jonathan Plowright (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (07/30/2009-08/01/2009)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1893

>Honegger, Arthur : Souvenir de Chopin, for piano (Trois Piéces de Un Ami viendra ce soir), H. 183a/1
  • Performer: Jonathan Plowright (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (07/30/2009-08/01/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945

>Berkeley, Lennox : Mazurkas (3) for piano, Op. 32/1
  • Performer: Jonathan Plowright (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (07/30/2009-08/01/2009)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1949

>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Homenagem a Chopin (2), for piano, A. 474
  • Performer: Jonathan Plowright (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (07/30/2009-08/01/2009)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1947

>Mompou, Federico : Variations sur une thème de Chopin, for piano or orchestra
  • Performer: Jonathan Plowright (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (07/30/2009-08/01/2009)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1938-1957

>Godard, Benjamin : Hommage à Chopin, for piano, Op. 66/2
  • Performer: Jonathan Plowright (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (07/30/2009-08/01/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Godowsky, Leopold : Impressions (12) for violin & piano :: no 9, Profile (Chopin)
  • Performer: Jonathan Plowright (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (07/30/2009-08/01/2009)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Leschetizky, Theodor : Hommage à Chopin, for piano, Op. 46/9
  • Performer: Jonathan Plowright (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (07/30/2009-08/01/2009)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic