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Marc-André Hamelin live at Wigmore Hall - Alkan, Busoni, etc

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37
>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11
>Alkan, Charles-Valentin : Grandes etudes pour les deux mains separees et reunies (3), collection of etudes for piano, Op. 76
>Busoni, Ferruccio : Sonatina sopra Carmen, for piano (no 6), KiV 284
>Medtner, Nikolai : Forgotten Melodies (8) for Piano, Op. 38
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Notes & Reviews:

'The most dazzling piano disc of the year' (The Guardian)

'Terrifying virtuosity, scorching pianism, ineffable beauty and a mind equal to his fingers, Hamelin is one of 19th-century piano music's most meteoric talents ever to blaze the pianistic firmament' (Soundscapes, Australia)

'Titanic ... awe-inspiring ... truly phenomenal ... A disc I cannot recommend too highly. Buy it!' (Gramophone)

'An exceptional disc by one of the keyboard phenomena of today ... Jaw dropping ... An awesome display of virtuoso pianism' (Classic CD)

'A feast for lovers of titanic piano playing' (American Record Guide)

'Superlatives fail me: just go out and buy it!' (Hi Fi News)

'This is amongst the most spectacular piano issues of the decade' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

'Une fois de plus des pages extrêmement difficiles soulignent une maîtrise digitale impressionante' (Diapason, France)

'Every Hamelin recording is an Event, and this is not to be missed by anyone who cares for genuinely transcendental playing' (Fanfare, USA)

'Some of the most astonishing playing of the decade' (BBC Music Magazine Top 1000 CDs Guide)



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>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 :: Allegro con brio
  • Performer: Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1800-1803
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11 :: Romanza
  • Performer: Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1830
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Alkan, Charles-Valentin : Grandes études pour les deux mains séparées et réunies (3), collection of etudes for piano, Op. 76
  • Performer: Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
  • Running Time: 29 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838-1840
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Sonatina sopra Carmen, for piano (no 6), KiV 284
  • Performer: Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 03/20/1920
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Medtner, Nikolai : Forgotten Melodies (8) for Piano, Op. 38 :: Danza festiva, Op. 38, no 3
  • Performer: Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: ?1919-22
  • Studio/Live: Live