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Brahms: Works for Solo Piano - 7 Fantasias, Op. 116; 3 Intermezzi, Op. 117; 6 Piano Pieces, Op. 118; 4 Piano Pieces, Op. 119 / Ariel Halevy, piano

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  1. Brahms — Seven Fantasias, Op. 116: No. 1 in D Minor, Capriccio $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Brahms — Seven Fantasias, Op. 116: No. 2 in A Minor, Intermezzo $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Brahms — Seven Fantasias, Op. 116: No. 3 in G Minor, Capriccio $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Brahms — Seven Fantasias, Op. 116: No. 4 in E Major, Intermezzo $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Brahms — Seven Fantasias, Op. 116: No. 5 in E Minor, Intermezzo $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Brahms — Seven Fantasias, Op. 116: No. 6 in E Major, Intermezzo $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Brahms — Seven Fantasias, Op. 116: No. 7 in D Minor, Capriccio $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Brahms — Three Intermezzi, Op. 117: No. 1 in E-Flat Major $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Brahms — Three Intermezzi, Op. 117: No. 2 in B-Flat Minor $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Brahms — Three Intermezzi, Op. 117: No. 3 in C-Sharp Minor $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Brahms — Six Piano Pieces, Op. 118: No. 1 in A Minor, Intermezzo $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Brahms — Six Piano Pieces, Op. 118: No. 2 in A Major, Intermezzo $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Brahms — Six Piano Pieces, Op. 118: No. 3 in G Minor, Ballade $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Brahms — Six Piano Pieces, Op. 118: No. 4 in F Minor, Intermezzo $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Brahms — Six Piano Pieces, Op. 118: No. 5 in F Major, Romanze $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Brahms — Six Piano Pieces, Op. 118: No. 6 in E-Flat Minor, Intermezzo $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Brahms — Four Piano Pieces, Op. 119: No. 1 in B Minor, Intermezzo $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Brahms — Four Piano Pieces, Op. 119: No. 2 in E Minor, Intermezzo $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Brahms — Four Piano Pieces, Op. 119: No. 3 in C Major, Intermezzo $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Brahms — Four Piano Pieces, Op. 119: No. 4 in E-Flat Major, Rhapsody $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Brahms, Johannes : Fantasies (7) for Piano, Op. 116
>Brahms, Johannes : Intermezzi (3) for piano, Op. 117
>Brahms, Johannes : Pieces (6) for piano, Op. 118
>Brahms, Johannes : Pieces (4) for piano, Op. 119
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Notes & Reviews:

Born in 1976, Israeli pianist Ariel Halevy studied at the Jerusalem Conservatory, the Tel Aviv Academy, Mannes College of Music and SUNY-Purchase. He has performed as a recitalist and soloist in Israel, the U.S., Europe and the UK. He is on the faculty of the Israel Arts and Science Academy.

American Record Guide, July/August 2015
Halevy's return to Israel in 2002 was for his appointment to the faculty of the Israel Arts and Science Academy and the Jerusalem Conservatory of Music. George Bernard Shaw said in Man and Superman, "Those who can, do; those who can't teach." On the basis of what is heard here, Halevy definitely "can". Beyond his own highly literate and informative notes, Halevy's Brahms interpretations are strong and muscular, yet willing to caress melodies when it seems apt. This is evident with the Intermezzo Op.116:2, which proceeds with aching beauty. Yet there is much power and directness to the fantasies from this set. Above all, Halevy avoids sounding plush and heavy - surely a positive thing these days. With well-judged tempos for all selections, expressively controlled rubato, and a sense of oneness with the composer, Halevy would make an excellent choice if you are seeking this repertory. It can sit proudly with the other recordings on my shelf.



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Works Details

>Brahms, Johannes : Fantasies (7) for Piano, Op. 116
  • Performer: Ariel Halevy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 19 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Brahms, Johannes : Intermezzi (3) for piano, Op. 117
  • Performer: Ariel Halevy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Brahms, Johannes : Pieces (6) for piano, Op. 118
  • Performer: Ariel Halevy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Brahms, Johannes : Pieces (4) for piano, Op. 119
  • Performer: Ariel Halevy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892