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Homage to Paderewski / Jonathan Plowright, piano

Audio Samples

>Wieniawski, Józef : Etude for piano, Op. 44/22
>Schelling, Ernest : Nocturne a Ragusa
>Bartók, Béla : Hungarian Folktunes (3) for Piano, Sz 66
>Benjamin, Arthur : Elegiac Mazurka, for piano
>Chanler, Theodore : Aftermath, for piano
>Labunski, Felix : Threnody, for piano
>Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario : Homage a Paderewski, for piano
>Goossens, Eugene : Hommage a Paderewski, for piano
>Hammond, Richard : Dance, for piano
>Milhaud, Darius : Choral, for piano, Op. 111
>Martinu, Bohuslav : Mazurka for piano, H. 284
>Nin-Culmell, Joaquin Maria : In Memoriam Paderewski, for piano
>Whithorne, Emerson : Homage for piano, Op. 58/2
>Rieti, Vittorio : Allegro danzante, for piano
>Schelling, Ernest : Con tenerezza, for piano
>Rathaus, Karol : Kujawiak, for piano
>Stojowski, Zygmunt : Cradle Song, for piano
>Weinberger, Jaromir : Etude for piano in G major
>Britten, Benjamin : Pieces for two pianos, Op. 23
>     2. Mazurka elegiaca
>Zarzycki, Aleksander : Chant du printemps, for piano, Op. 34/1
>Chaminade, Cecile L. : Etude Symphonique, for piano, Op. 28
>Blumenfeld, Felix : Suite polonaise, no 2, Op. 31
>     no 2. Kujawiak-Obertas

Album Summary

>Wieniawski, Józef : Etude for piano, Op. 44/22
>Schelling, Ernest : Nocturne a Ragusa
>Bartók, Béla : Hungarian Folktunes (3) for Piano, Sz 66
>Benjamin, Arthur : Elegiac Mazurka, for piano
>Chanler, Theodore : Aftermath, for piano
>Labunski, Felix : Threnody, for piano
>Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario : Homage a Paderewski, for piano
>Goossens, Eugene : Hommage a Paderewski, for piano
>Hammond, Richard : Dance, for piano
>Milhaud, Darius : Choral, for piano, Op. 111
>Martinu, Bohuslav : Mazurka for piano, H. 284
>Nin-Culmell, Joaquin Maria : In Memoriam Paderewski, for piano
>Whithorne, Emerson : Homage for piano, Op. 58/2
>Rieti, Vittorio : Allegro danzante, for piano
>Schelling, Ernest : Con tenerezza, for piano
>Rathaus, Karol : Kujawiak, for piano
>Stojowski, Zygmunt : Cradle Song, for piano
>Weinberger, Jaromir : Etude for piano in G major
>Britten, Benjamin : Pieces for two pianos, Op. 23
>Zarzycki, Aleksander : Chant du printemps, for piano, Op. 34/1
>Chaminade, Cecile L. : Etude Symphonique, for piano, Op. 28
>Blumenfeld, Felix : Suite polonaise, no 2, Op. 31
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Following the resounding success of Jonathan Plowright's 2010 Hommage à Chopin, the acclaimed British pianist becomes the fi rst artist to record the album of works written and published in homage to one of the early twentieth century's most fascinating figures - Polish pianist, composer and politician Ignacy Jan Paderewski. Of the twenty-two works on this recording, from composers including Bartók, Martinu and Milhaud, sixteen were included in the memorial piano album Homage to Paderewski published by Boosey & Hawkes in New York in 1942. A further six pieces written for Paderewski also feature, including a Mazurka for two pianos by Britten originally intended for the volume (Britten misunderstood the commission, which specified solo piano), for which Plowright is joined by Aaron Shorr. These diverse works are performed with fl air and dedication.

"Many of the composers have now disappeared into the mists of time, but all of these miniatures are well worth the warmth, affection, lyrical beauty and bravura that Plowright devotes to them...Plowright’s playing throughout is sublime." -The Daily Telegraph

BBC Music Magazine
Though not all the works are memorable...this is a fascinating document...Overall more reflective than virtuosic, this disc allows Plowright to show off his superb command of texture and colour.

Gramophone Magazine
To be candid, not all the 24 items on offer on this disc are diamonds rather than paste...The genuine jewels include Ernest Schelling's sultry and ambitious Nocturne, a real find, and, better known, Britten's poignant Mazurka elegiaca...What is not forgettable are performances of a superlative technique and musicianship. Pianism and sheer musical quality of this order are rare at any time

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (2011-01-28_2011-01-30&2010-).



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Works Details

>Józef Wieniawski (1837 - 1912) : Étude for piano, Op. 44/22
  • Performer: Jonathan Plowright (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (01/28/2011-01/30/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Schelling, Ernest : Nocturne à Ragusa
  • Performer: Jonathan Plowright (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (01/28/2011-01/30/2011)
  • Running Time: 7 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1926

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Hungarian Folktunes (3) for Piano, Sz 66
  • Performer: Jonathan Plowright (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (01/28/2011-01/30/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1914-1918

>Benjamin, Arthur : Elegiac Mazurka, for piano
  • Performer: Jonathan Plowright (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (01/28/2011-01/30/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1941

>Chanler, Theodore : Aftermath, for piano
  • Performer: Jonathan Plowright (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (01/28/2011-01/30/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Labunski, Felix : Threnody, for piano
  • Performer: Jonathan Plowright (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (01/28/2011-01/30/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario : Homage à Paderewski, for piano
  • Performer: Jonathan Plowright (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (01/28/2011-01/30/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Goossens, Eugene : Hommage à Paderewski, for piano
  • Performer: Jonathan Plowright (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (01/28/2011-01/30/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1941

>Hammond, Richard : Dance, for piano
  • Performer: Jonathan Plowright (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (01/28/2011-01/30/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Milhaud, Darius : Choral, for piano, Op. 111
  • Performer: Jonathan Plowright (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (01/28/2011-01/30/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>Martinu, Bohuslav : Mazurka for piano, H. 284
  • Performer: Jonathan Plowright (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (01/28/2011-01/30/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 04/1941

>Joaquín María Nin-Culmell (1908 - 2004) : In Memoriam Paderewski, for piano
  • Performer: Jonathan Plowright (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (01/28/2011-01/30/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Whithorne, Emerson : Homage for piano, Op. 58/2
  • Performer: Jonathan Plowright (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (01/28/2011-01/30/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Rieti, Vittorio : Allegro danzante, for piano
  • Performer: Jonathan Plowright (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (01/28/2011-01/30/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Schelling, Ernest : Con tenerezza, for piano
  • Performer: Jonathan Plowright (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (01/28/2011-01/30/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Rathaus, Karol : Kujawiak, for piano
  • Performer: Jonathan Plowright (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (01/28/2011-01/30/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Stojowski, Zygmunt : Cradle Song, for piano
  • Performer: Jonathan Plowright (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (01/28/2011-01/30/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Weinberger, Jaromir : Étude for piano in G major
  • Performer: Jonathan Plowright (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (01/28/2011-01/30/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Britten, Benjamin : Pieces for two pianos, Op. 23 :: 2. Mazurka elegiaca
  • Performers: Jonathan Plowright (Piano); Aaron Shorr (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1941

>Zarzycki, Aleksander : Chant du printemps, for piano, Op. 34/1
  • Performer: Jonathan Plowright (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (01/28/2011-01/30/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Cécile Chaminade (Composer/Piano) (1857 - 1944) : Étude Symphonique, for piano, Op. 28
  • Performer: Jonathan Plowright (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (01/28/2011-01/30/2011)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Blumenfeld, Felix : Suite polonaise, no 2, Op. 31 :: no 2. Kujawiak-Obertas
  • Performer: Jonathan Plowright (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (01/28/2011-01/30/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic