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Karol Szymanowski: Piano Works, Vol. 3 / Anu Vehvilainen, piano

Album Summary

>Szymanowski, Karol : Etude, op.4 no 3
>Szymanowski, Karol : Sonata for Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 21, M25
>Szymanowski, Karol : Mazurkas for Piano Op. 50
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

A graduate of the Sibelius Academy, pianist Anu Vehviläinen has specialized in the music of Szymanowski. She can regularly be heard in solo and chamber recitals and at festivals across Finland.

American Record Guide, July/August 2015
Vehvilainen's project to record them all is a commendable task and shows remarkable interpretive dexterity. She interprets the Scriabin-esque Four Studies with clarity and luminosity. Study 3 is well paced. Through careful voicing of expansive chords, Vehvilainen emphasizes the work's rich texture. Study 4 is beautifully phrased, with attention to harmonic changes. Vehvilainen's description of Sonata 2 as a "musical minefield" seems apt. The mazurkas, Szymanowski's blend of Polish folklore and his own harmonic experiments, are compelling. The liner notes are excellent. Both Vehvilainen and her translator give us a fine balance of accessible analysis and engrossing writing.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Sello Hall, Espoo (2013-06-01_2013-06-02&2013-).



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Works Details

>Szymanowski, Karol : Etude, op.4 no 3
  • Performer: Anu Vebvilainen (Piano)
  • Notes: Sello Hall, Espoo (2013-06-01_2013-06-02&2013-)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1900-1902

>Szymanowski, Karol : Sonata for Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 21, M25
  • Performer: Anu Vebvilainen (Piano)
  • Notes: Sello Hall, Espoo (2013-06-01_2013-06-02&2013-)
  • Running Time: 29 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910-1911

>Szymanowski, Karol : Mazurkas for Piano Op. 50 :: no 13 Moderato
  • Performer: Anu Vebvilainen (Piano)
  • Notes: Sello Hall, Espoo (2013-06-01_2013-06-02&2013-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1924-1925

>Szymanowski, Karol : Mazurkas for Piano Op. 50 :: no 14 Animato
  • Performer: Anu Vebvilainen (Piano)
  • Notes: Sello Hall, Espoo (2013-06-01_2013-06-02&2013-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1924-1925

>Szymanowski, Karol : Mazurkas for Piano Op. 50 :: no 15 Allegretto dolce
  • Performer: Anu Vebvilainen (Piano)
  • Notes: Sello Hall, Espoo (2013-06-01_2013-06-02&2013-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1924-1925

>Szymanowski, Karol : Mazurkas for Piano Op. 50 :: no 16 Allegremente. Vigoroso
  • Performer: Anu Vebvilainen (Piano)
  • Notes: Sello Hall, Espoo (2013-06-01_2013-06-02&2013-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1924-1925

>Szymanowski, Karol : Mazurkas for Piano Op. 50 :: no 9 Tempo moderato
  • Performer: Anu Vebvilainen (Piano)
  • Notes: Sello Hall, Espoo (2013-06-01_2013-06-02&2013-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1924-1925

>Szymanowski, Karol : Mazurkas for Piano Op. 50 :: no 10 Allegramente. Vivace. Con brio
  • Performer: Anu Vebvilainen (Piano)
  • Notes: Sello Hall, Espoo (2013-06-01_2013-06-02&2013-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1924-1925

>Szymanowski, Karol : Mazurkas for Piano Op. 50 :: no 11 Allgretto
  • Performer: Anu Vebvilainen (Piano)
  • Notes: Sello Hall, Espoo (2013-06-01_2013-06-02&2013-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1924-1925

>Szymanowski, Karol : Mazurkas for Piano Op. 50 :: no 12 Allegro moderato
  • Performer: Anu Vebvilainen (Piano)
  • Notes: Sello Hall, Espoo (2013-06-01_2013-06-02&2013-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1924-1925