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Bach/Busoni: Chaconne; Rachmaninov: "Corelli" Variations / Freddy Kempf

Audio Samples

  1. Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42: Theme: Andante $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Variation 1: Poco piu mosso $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Variation 3: Tempo di menuetto $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Variation 4: Andante $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Variation 5: Allegro (ma non tanto) $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Variation 7: Vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Variation 8: Adagio misterioso $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Variation 9: Un poco piu mosso $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Variation 10: Allegro scherzando $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Variation 11: Allegro vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Variation 13: Agitato $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42: Intermezzo $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Variation 14: Andante (come prima) $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Variation 16: Allegro vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Variation 17: Meno mosso $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Variation 18: Allegro con brio $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Variation 19: Piu mosso, Agitato $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Variation 20: Piu mosso $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42: Coda: Andante $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: V. Chaconne (arr. F. Busoni)
  21. Valses nobles et sentimentales (version for piano) : I. Modere, tres franc $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Valses nobles et sentimentales (version for piano) : II. Assez lent, avec une expression intense $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Valses nobles et sentimentales (version for piano) : III. Modere $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Valses nobles et sentimentales (version for piano) : IV. Assez anime $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Valses nobles et sentimentales (version for piano) : V. Presque lent, dans un sentiment intime $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Valses nobles et sentimentales (version for piano) : VI. Vif $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Valses nobles et sentimentales (version for piano) : VII. Moins vif $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Valses nobles et sentimentales (version for piano) : VIII. Epilogue: Lent $0.99 on iTunes
  29. 3 Movements from Petrushka: No. 1. Danse russe (Russian Dance) $0.99 on iTunes
  30. 3 Movements from Petrushka: No. 3. La semaine grasse (The Shrove-tide Fair) $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Variations on a Theme of Corelli, for piano, Op. 42
>Busoni, Ferruccio : Chaconne, transcription for piano in D minor (after J. S. Bach, BWV 1004), KiV B24
>Ravel, Maurice : Valses nobles et sentimentales
>Stravinsky, Igor : Movements (3) from Pétrouchka
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Classic FM Magazine
Kempf opens with a beautifully-voiced and judiciously-paced view of Rachmaninov's Variations...he finds a meltingly silvery touch for the Ravel Valses (exquisite) before a return to the Russian repertoire that he plays so well, leaving us, thrillingly, in no doubt that the piano is a percussive instrument.

Gramophone Magazine
In Rachmaninov's Corelli Variations, Kempf distinguishes himself for assiduous, well-integrated tempo relationships between movements, and the easy command and intelligent, symphonically orientated delineation with which he shapes the composer's thick textures...Kempf's glittering technique, supple touch and extroverted demeanour in Stravinsky's Three Movements from Petrushka bring out the music's balletic roots.

BBC Music Magazine
This is a colourful and enjoyable account [of Petrushka], well-characterised and full of dynamic contrast...fans of Kempf need have no qualms about acquiring this release.

International Record Review
Kempf follows [Bach's] text faithfully, allowing each variation to shape the movement without sounding forced...[He] shows an impressive range of organ-like colour along with a pointillism that suits quick passages well...The scene of 'Shrove-Tide Fair' is a roller-coaster ride under Kempff's fingers, driven by a motoric energy that many pianists would find difficult to sustain over eight-and-a-half minutes.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Nybrokajen 11 (The Former Academy of Music), Stockholm, (07/2010).



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Works Details

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Variations on a Theme of Corelli, for piano, Op. 42
  • Performer: Freddy Kempf (Piano)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1931

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Chaconne, transcription for piano in D minor (after J. S. Bach, BWV 1004), KiV B24
  • Performer: Freddy Kempf (Piano)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1893

>Ravel, Maurice : Valses nobles et sentimentales
  • Performer: Freddy Kempf (Piano)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1911

>Stravinsky, Igor : Movements (3) from Pétrouchka
  • Performer: Freddy Kempf (Piano)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1921