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Idil Biret: Archive Edition, Vol. 11 / Saygun, Francaix, Alkan, Balakirev / Idil Biret, piano

> Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 34 - I. Deciso - Moderato - Vivo - Animato - Meno mosso - Cadenza: Rubato - Deciso - Moderato - Vivo - Molto vivo
> Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 34 - II. Andante con moto - Sostenuto - Tempo primo
> Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 34 - III. Allegro assai
> 12 Preludes on Aksak Rhythms, Op. 45 - Prelude No. 1
> 12 Preludes on Aksak Rhythms, Op. 45 - Prelude No. 2: Vivo
> 12 Preludes on Aksak Rhythms, Op. 45 - Prelude No. 3
> 12 Preludes on Aksak Rhythms, Op. 45 - Prelude No. 4
> 12 Preludes on Aksak Rhythms, Op. 45 - Prelude No. 5: Pesante
> 12 Preludes on Aksak Rhythms, Op. 45 - Prelude No. 6: Molto vivo
> 12 Preludes on Aksak Rhythms, Op. 45 - Prelude No. 7: Moderato - Molto vivo
> 12 Preludes on Aksak Rhythms, Op. 45 - Prelude No. 8
> 12 Preludes on Aksak Rhythms, Op. 45 - Prelude No. 9: Presto - Largo - Tempo I
> 12 Preludes on Aksak Rhythms, Op. 45 - Prelude No. 10
> 12 Preludes on Aksak Rhythms, Op. 45 - Prelude No. 11: Allegro
> 12 Preludes on Aksak Rhythms, Op. 45 - Prelude No. 12: Vivo
> Piano Sonata - I. Prelude: Allegrissimo
> Piano Sonata - II. Elegie: Andantino con moto
> Piano Sonata - III. Scherzo: Vivace -
> Piano Sonata - IV. Toccata: Allegretto
> Le chemin de fer, Op. 27 - Le chemin de fer, Op. 27
> Islamey - Islamey

Album Summary

>Saygun, Ahmet Adnan : Concerto for Piano no 1, Op. 34
>Saygun, Ahmet Adnan : Preludes (12) on Aksak Rhythms for piano, Op 45
>Francaix, Jean [Composer] : Piano Sonata
>Alkan, Charles-Valentin : Le chemin de fer, etude for piano in D minor, Op. 27
>Balakirev, Mily : Oriental Fantasy for Piano, Op. 18 "Islamey"
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

'One notable aspect of the concert was the appearance on the podium of each composer in turn to conduct his own work: Messrs Cemal Resit Rey, Ulvi Cemal Erkin and Ahmet Adnan Saygun all took the helm with great aplomb ... The pianist, Miss Idil Biret, barely 17 years old, proved herself to be a musician of remarkable personality, performing Adnan Saygun's Piano Concerto No. 1 with great poise, lyrical eloquence and impressive technical mastery. The concerto itself is an attractive and imposing piece, with its clearly etched character, dramatic accents and originality of musical idiom. This powerful, tumultuous work-in which the piano is by no means treated with kid gloves, but rather pitted against the orchestra-deserves to become widely known. Miss Biret received a warm and enthusiastic ovation. The orchestra in question was the Orchestre Colonne (France) whose excellent musicians, it should be noted, gave performances of high quality, marked by skill, fluency and coherence throughout. Programs of new music, such as this, unquestionably demand a particular level of effort and commitment from an orchestra, and the Colonne players here acquitted themselves most admirably. Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth honored the concert with her presence and was warmly applauded both on her arrival and as she took her leave.' - Jacques Stehman, La Lanterne (1958) 'We are in the presence of one of the greatest virtuosos of our time. I do not see in her generation any other pianist who possesses an equal mastery of the keyboard, in the service of such a mature mind so rich in imagination.' - Marc Pincherle, Nouvelles Litteraires (1959)

Audiophile Audition
Biret quite mesmerizes with [her] exotic languor and added grace notes. The color-mix becomes nothing short of ravishing, and we must bow to Biret as a supreme colorist of the Cziffra caliber ... The sound restoration by Mark Obert-Thorn has resuscitated damaged originals into hearty documents of historic significance.



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Works Details

>Saygun, Ahmet Adnan : Concerto for Piano no 1, Op. 34
  • Performer: Idil Biret (Piano)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto

>Saygun, Ahmet Adnan : Preludes (12) on Aksak Rhythms for piano, Op 45
  • Performer: Idil Biret (Piano)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Jean Françaix (Composer) (1912 - 1997) : Piano Sonata
  • Performer: Idil Biret (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1960

>Alkan, Charles-Valentin : Le chemin de fer, etude for piano in D minor, Op. 27
  • Performer: Idil Biret (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1844

>Balakirev, Mily : Oriental Fantasy for Piano, Op. 18 "Islamey"
  • Performer: Idil Biret (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1869