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Chants nostalgiques - works by Godowsky, Kreisler, Schubert, Silvestri, Tarrega / Luiza Borac, piano (bonus: Homage to the great Romanian tenor)

Album Summary

>Godowsky, Leopold : Triakontameron
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Transcription of Kreisler's "Liebesleid" for piano, TN iii/5
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Transcription of Kreisler's "Liebesfreud" for piano, TNiii/5
>Silvestri, Constantin : Chants nostalgiques, for piano, Op. 27/1
>Schumann, Robert : Myrthen, Op. 25
>Strauss, Richard : Allerseelen, Op. 10 no 8
>Brediceanu, Tiberiu : Baga, Doamne, luna'n nor..., for voice & piano
>Dima, Gheorghe : De ce nu-mi vii, for voice & piano
>Schubert, Franz : Der Neugierige ("Ich frage keine Blume"), song for voice & piano (Die schöne Müllerin), D. 795/6 (Op
>Liszt, Franz : Der Müller und der Bach, transcription for piano (after Schubert, D. 795/19), S. 565bis/2 (LW A128/2
>Liszt, Franz : Schwanengesang (Schubert), S 560
>Liszt, Franz : Ständchen (Horch, horch! die Lerch), transcription for piano (after Schubert, D. 889), S. 558/9 (LW
>Liszt, Franz : Gretchen am Spinnrade (Schubert) for Piano, S 558 no 8
>Liszt, Franz : Erlkönig (III), transcription for piano, (after Schubert D. 328), S. 558bis/4
>Liszt, Franz : Ave Maria, transcription for piano (after Schubert D. 489c & D. 839, I & II), S. 558/12 & S. 557d (L
>Liszt, Franz : Fruhlingslaube (3 versions), transcription for piano (after Schubert) , S. 558/7, S. 558bis/7 & S. 5
>Tárrega, Francisco : Recuerdos de la Alhambra
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Notes & Reviews:

Luiza Borac has captured international accolades for her committed performances of the music of fellow Romanians George Enescu and Dinu Lipatti, as well as the prowess of her research and programming. On Chants nostalgiques she comes up trumps again, with an ingenious track list of treasured songs transcribed for piano that includes numerous premieres.

BBC Music Magazine
A fabulously gifted young pianist.

Gramophone Magazine, October 2014
Her performance [of Recuerdos de la Alhambra] remains a veritable tour de force, neatly encapsulating both nostalgia and eccentricity.

American Record Guide, November/December 2014
This is an unusual Romanian package of piano and vocal music by the pianist Luiza Borac and historical performances by the renowned tenor, Ion Buzea. The piano recordings are new, the vocal recital from 1964. There is considerable variety here. The Silvestri pieces, Chants Nostalgiques, form the album's title; they are impressively somber elegies for a Romania in ruins during the war. The rest is given over to romantic transcriptions. Borac plays Godowsky's 'Alt Wien' and Kreisler- Rachmaninoff with heavy rubato. Her readings of Schubert-Liszt lieder are superb: the middle voices are like a resonant organ, the treble filigree like bright bells. That's their point - it's what romantic piano transcription is about, and it's wonderful to hear it again. These recordings of performances from the 1964 Enesco festival are skillfully remastered, and Avie's recording of Borac's piano is warm and resonant, ideal for the music.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St. Martin Church, Seelze, Germany (11/18/2013-11/21/2013).



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Works Details

>Godowsky, Leopold : Triakontameron
  • Performer: Luiza Borac (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Martin Church, Seelze, Germany (11/18/2013-11/21/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 08/08/1919

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Transcription of Kreisler's "Liebesleid" for piano, TN iii/5
  • Performer: Luiza Borac (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Martin Church, Seelze, Germany (11/18/2013-11/21/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1921

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Transcription of Kreisler's "Liebesfreud" for piano, TNiii/5
  • Performer: Luiza Borac (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Martin Church, Seelze, Germany (11/18/2013-11/21/2013)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1925

>Silvestri, Constantin : Chants nostalgiques, for piano, Op. 27/1
  • Performer: Luiza Borac (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Martin Church, Seelze, Germany (11/18/2013-11/21/2013)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1944

>Schumann, Robert : Myrthen, Op. 25
  • Performers: Luiza Borac (Piano); Ion Buzea (Tenor)
  • Notes: St. Martin Church, Seelze, Germany (11/18/2013-11/21/2013)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1840

>Strauss, Richard : Allerseelen, Op. 10 no 8
  • Performers: Luiza Borac (Piano); Ion Buzea (Tenor)
  • Notes: St. Martin Church, Seelze, Germany (11/18/2013-11/21/2013)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1885

>Brediceanu, Tiberiu : Baga, Doamne, luna'n nor..., for voice & piano
  • Performers: Luiza Borac (Piano); Ion Buzea (Tenor)
  • Notes: St. Martin Church, Seelze, Germany (11/18/2013-11/21/2013)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Dima, Gheorghe : De ce nu-mi vii, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Luiza Borac (Piano); Ion Buzea (Tenor)
  • Notes: St. Martin Church, Seelze, Germany (11/18/2013-11/21/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Schubert, Franz : Der Neugierige ("Ich frage keine Blume"), song for voice & piano (Die schöne Müllerin), D. 795/6 (Op
  • Performers: Luiza Borac (Piano); Ion Buzea (Tenor)
  • Notes: St. Martin Church, Seelze, Germany (11/18/2013-11/21/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1823

>Liszt, Franz : Der Müller und der Bach, transcription for piano (after Schubert, D. 795/19), S. 565bis/2 (LW A128/2
  • Performer: Luiza Borac (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Martin Church, Seelze, Germany (11/18/2013-11/21/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846

>Liszt, Franz : Schwanengesang (Schubert), S 560
  • Performer: Luiza Borac (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Martin Church, Seelze, Germany (11/18/2013-11/21/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837-1838

>Liszt, Franz : Schwanengesang (Schubert), S 560
  • Performer: Luiza Borac (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Martin Church, Seelze, Germany (11/18/2013-11/21/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838-1839

>Liszt, Franz : Ständchen (Horch, horch! die Lerch), transcription for piano (after Schubert, D. 889), S. 558/9 (LW
  • Performer: Luiza Borac (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Martin Church, Seelze, Germany (11/18/2013-11/21/2013)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837-1838

>Liszt, Franz : Gretchen am Spinnrade (Schubert) for Piano, S 558 no 8
  • Performer: Luiza Borac (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Martin Church, Seelze, Germany (11/18/2013-11/21/2013)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1837-1838

>Liszt, Franz : Erlkönig (III), transcription for piano, (after Schubert D. 328), S. 558bis/4
  • Performer: Luiza Borac (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Martin Church, Seelze, Germany (11/18/2013-11/21/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1879

>Liszt, Franz : Ave Maria, transcription for piano (after Schubert D. 489c & D. 839, I & II), S. 558/12 & S. 557d (L
  • Performer: Luiza Borac (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Martin Church, Seelze, Germany (11/18/2013-11/21/2013)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: by 1838

>Liszt, Franz : Fruhlingslaube (3 versions), transcription for piano (after Schubert) , S. 558/7, S. 558bis/7 & S. 5
  • Performer: Luiza Borac (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Martin Church, Seelze, Germany (11/18/2013-11/21/2013)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: by 1838

>Tárrega, Francisco : Recuerdos de la Alhambra
  • Performer: Luiza Borac (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Martin Church, Seelze, Germany (11/18/2013-11/21/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1880-1905