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Echoes from an Empire: Piano Works of Bartók, Berg, Enescu, Janácek, Schoenberg & Webern / Karim Said, piano

Album Summary

>Berg, Alban : Sonata for Piano, Op. 1
>Bartók, Béla : Rondos (3) on Slovak folktunes for Piano, Sz 84
>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Sonata for Piano ("Zulice, 1.X.05," "From the Street, 1 October, 1905"), JW 8/19 (final movement los
>Webern, Anton : Sonatasatz (Sonata Movement), for piano
>Enescu, George [Composer] : Suite for piano no 2 in D major, Op. 10
>Schoenberg, Arnold : Pieces (3) for piano, Op. 11
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Notes & Reviews:

Gramophone Magazine, March 2015
Berg's Piano Sonata, Op. 1 is given a full-blooded, lucid reading...The real discovery of the disc is Enescu's rarely heard Suite No. 2 in D...Worth the price of this classily produced and superbly executed disc alone.

Jordanian pianist Karim Said, the acclaimed 24 year-old Jordanian pianist now based in the UK, surveys the extraordinary period of musical innovation that characterized the final years of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Six key musical personalities are explored, reflecting the dramatic social and artistic changes that saw late Romanticism evolve into the contrasting facets of modernism and nationalism that came to dominate the new century. Mr. Said was the subject of a Christopher Nupen BBC film in 2008. 'a wonderful and highly interesting program' (Daniel Barenboim)

The Guardian, 8th January 2015
Said is clearly a pianist to follow...Said shows himself to be a wonderfully full-blooded interpreter of this music, in which the vestiges of late romanticism constantly butt up against the early stirrings of modernism.

BBC Music Magazine, June 2015
Said treats every work on its own merits, in its own language. The personality and significance of each composer is subtly etched with remarkable skill...A gripping recital, tellingly designed and very impressively played.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK (06/25/2014-06/27/2014).



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Works Details

>Berg, Alban : Sonata for Piano, Op. 1
  • Performer: Karim Said (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK (06/25/2014-06/27/2014)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: circa 1907-1908

>Bartók, Béla : Rondos (3) on Slovak folktunes for Piano, Sz 84
  • Performer: Karim Said (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK (06/25/2014-06/27/2014)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1916-1927

>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Sonata for Piano ("Zulice, 1.X.05," "From the Street, 1 October, 1905"), JW 8/19 (final movement los
  • Performer: Karim Said (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK (06/25/2014-06/27/2014)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1905-1906

>Webern, Anton : Sonatasatz (Sonata Movement), for piano
  • Performer: Karim Said (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK (06/25/2014-06/27/2014)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1906

>Enescu, George [Composer] : Suite for piano no 2 in D major, Op. 10
  • Performer: Karim Said (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK (06/25/2014-06/27/2014)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Schoenberg, Arnold : Pieces (3) for piano, Op. 11
  • Performer: Karim Said (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK (06/25/2014-06/27/2014)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1909