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Szymanowski, Ligeti, Ives & Wirth: Etudes & Studies for Piano / Stefan Wirth, piano

Album Summary

>Szymanowski, Karol : Etudes (12) for piano, Op. 33, M34
>Ligeti, György : Etudes (3) for piano, Book 3
>Ives, Charles : Studies (23) for Piano
>Ives, Charles : Study no 21
>Ives, Charles : Study no 22
>Ives, Charles : Study no 23
>Wirth, Stefan : Etudes (5), for piano
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

It is probably clear to anyone who has ever approached Chopin or Liszt etudes that piano technique means more than solitarily practicing Czerny on the piano. However, that the tonal palette of the piano can also explode in all directions in etudes is strongly demonstrated by Stefan Wirth (on his Genuin debut CD): the dynamic and musically differentiated powerhouses stem from Szymanowski, Ligeti, Ives, as well as Wirth himself, which in their diversity, conciseness, and wit make people forget their original purpose. Not for lounge lizards and the weak at heart...

American Record Guide, September/October 2015
Stefan Wirth offers a dual threat: he's both a virtuosic pianist and a composer with much to say. He offers a relatively varied program of etudes. Perhaps next most interesting to me are the Op. 33 etudes of Szymanowski; composed in 1916, they offer an unusual stylistic breadth that, as Wirth correctly observes, makes more sense in today's pluralistic musical climate. He performs them with love and authority, savoring every new texture with a seemingly limitless reservoir of tonal variety. The sound is fine.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Radiostudio Zürich (2011-09-26&2011-09-27&2013-).



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Works Details

>Szymanowski, Karol : Etudes (12) for piano, Op. 33, M34
  • Performer: Stefan Wirth (Piano)
  • Notes: Radiostudio Zürich (2011-09-26&2011-09-27&2013-)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1916

>Ligeti, György : Etudes (3) for piano, Book 3
  • Performer: Stefan Wirth (Piano)
  • Notes: Radiostudio Zürich (2011-09-26&2011-09-27&2013-)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1995

>Ives, Charles : Studies (23) for Piano :: March (Slow Allegro or Fast Andante), etude for piano, S. 104 (K. 3B17)
  • Performer: Stefan Wirth (Piano)
  • Notes: Radiostudio Zürich (2011-09-26&2011-09-27&2013-)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: circa 1925

>Ives, Charles : Study no 21 :: Some Southpaw Pitching, etude for piano, S. 105 (K. 3B17)
  • Performer: Stefan Wirth (Piano)
  • Notes: Radiostudio Zürich (2011-09-26&2011-09-27&2013-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1914

>Ives, Charles : Study no 22 :: Andante maestoso--Allegro vivace, etude for piano, S. 106 (K. 3B17)
  • Performer: Stefan Wirth (Piano)
  • Notes: Radiostudio Zürich (2011-09-26&2011-09-27&2013-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1909

>Ives, Charles : Study no 23 :: Allegro, etude for piano, S. 107 (K. 3B17)
  • Performer: Stefan Wirth (Piano)
  • Notes: Radiostudio Zürich (2011-09-26&2011-09-27&2013-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: circa 1909

>Wirth, Stefan : Etudes (5), for piano
  • Performer: Stefan Wirth (Piano)
  • Notes: Radiostudio Zürich (2011-09-26&2011-09-27&2013-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary