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George Enescu: Complete Works for Piano Solo / Raluca Stirbat, piano [3 CDs]

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  1. Enescu — Piano Suite No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 3 "Dans le style ancien": I. Prélude. Grave $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Enescu — Piano Suite No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 3 "Dans le style ancien": II. Fugue. Allegro moderato $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Enescu — Piano Suite No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 3 "Dans le style ancien": III. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Enescu — Piano Suite No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 3 "Dans le style ancien": IV. Finale. Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Enescu — Prélude & Scherzo in F-Sharp Minor: Prélude $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Enescu — Prélude & Scherzo in F-Sharp Minor: Scherzo $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Enescu — Barcarolle in B-Flat Major $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Enescu — La fileuse in D Major $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Enescu — Impromptu in A-Flat Major $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Enescu — Regrets in G-Flat Major $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Enescu — Impromptu in C Major $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Enescu — Prélude & Fugue in C Major: Prélude $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Enescu — Prélude & Fugue in C Major: Fugue $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Enescu — Piano Suite No. 2 in D Major, Op. 10 "Des cloches sonores": I. Toccata $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Enescu — Piano Suite No. 2 in D Major, Op. 10 "Des cloches sonores": II. Sarabande $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Enescu — Piano Suite No. 2 in D Major, Op. 10 "Des cloches sonores": III. Pavane $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Enescu — Piano Suite No. 2 in D Major, Op. 10 "Des cloches sonores": IV. Bourrée $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Enescu — Nocturne in D-Flat Major
  19. Enescu — Piano Suite No. 3, Op. 18 "Pièces impromptues": I. Mélodie $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Enescu — Piano Suite No. 3, Op. 18 "Pièces impromptues": II. Voix de la steppe $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Enescu — Piano Suite No. 3, Op. 18 "Pièces impromptues": III. Mazurk mélancolique $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Enescu — Piano Suite No. 3, Op. 18 "Pièces impromptues": IV. Burlesque $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Enescu — Piano Suite No. 3, Op. 18 "Pièces impromptues": V. Appassionato $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Enescu — Piano Suite No. 3, Op. 18 "Pièces impromptues": VI. Choral $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Enescu — Piano Suite No. 3, Op. 18 "Pièces impromptues": VII. Carillon nocturne $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Enescu — Sonatensatz in F-Sharp Minor
  27. Enescu — Pièce pour piano sur le nom de Fauré $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Enescu — Piano Sonata No. 1 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 24 No. 1: I. Allegro molto moderato e grave
  29. Enescu — Piano Sonata No. 1 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 24 No. 1: II. Presto vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Enescu — Piano Sonata No. 1 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 24 No. 1: III. Andante molto espressivo $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Enescu — Piano Sonata No. 3 in D Major, Op. 24 No. 3: I. Vivace con brio $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Enescu — Piano Sonata No. 3 in D Major, Op. 24 No. 3: II. Andantino cantabile $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Enescu — Piano Sonata No. 3 in D Major, Op. 24 No. 3: III. Allegro con spirito $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Enescu, George [Composer] : Suite for piano no 1 in G minor ("dans le style ancien"), Op. 3
>Enescu, George [Composer] : Prélude for piano
>Enescu, George [Composer] : Scherzo for piano [ii]
>Enescu, George [Composer] : Barcarolle, for piano in B flat major (incomplete)
>Enescu, George [Composer] : La Fileuse, for piano in D major
>Enescu, George [Composer] : Impromptu for piano in A flat major
>Enescu, George [Composer] : Regrets, for piano in G flat major
>Enescu, George [Composer] : Impromptu for piano in C major
>Enescu, George [Composer] : Prelude and Fugue for piano
>Enescu, George [Composer] : Suite for piano no 2 in D major, Op. 10
>Enescu, George [Composer] : Nocturne, for piano in D flat major
>Enescu, George [Composer] : Suite for piano no 3 ("Pièces impromptues"), Op. 18
>Enescu, George [Composer] : Sonata for Piano in F sharp minor (only one movement completed)
>Enescu, George [Composer] : Piece for piano ("Hommage à Gabriel Fauré")
>Enescu, George [Composer] : Sonata for Piano no 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 24/1
>Enescu, George [Composer] : Sonata for Piano no 3 in D major, Op. 24/3
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

George Enescu (1881-1955) is mainly known as a legendary violinist; yet he was not less known as an exceptionally gifted pianist, one who had been admired and worshiped by his colleagues for his musicality. His expressive and elaborate compositions for piano remain underrepresented on compact disc. Rumanian pianist Raluca Stirbat, one of the most outstanding representatives of the young generation of Romanian pianists, has closed this surprising and inexplicable gap with this release of Enescu's works for piano from hnssler classics, complete on three CDs.

American Record Guide, March/April 2016
Romanian composer Enesco's forte is in massive, weighty works. Piano Suite 1, Dans le Style Ancien, should be programmed more often. Stirbat plays the Adagio movement with authority and presence, fluidly maneuvering the lower registers. The Finale is an exciting, non-stop display, full of arpeggiation and rapid scalar passages. The 'Barcarolle' is a beautiful, well-crafted piece of music. If you are used to Chopin's nocturnes you may be pleasantly surprised by his 17-minute nocturne, more similar to Liszt's ballades in scope, as it is full of wondrous harmonies and lush melodies. Piano Sonata 1 also calls for a heavy touch, and Stirbat does a wonderful job navigating its dense textures. Truly enjoyable.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien (01/2013); Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien (04/2015/06/2015); Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien (09/2010).



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Works Details

>Enescu, George [Composer] : Suite for piano no 1 in G minor ("dans le style ancien"), Op. 3
  • Performer: Raluca Stirbat (Piano)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 05/06/1897

>Enescu, George [Composer] : Prélude for piano
  • Performer: Raluca Stirbat (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 08/05/1896-08/17/1896.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Enescu, George [Composer] : Scherzo for piano [ii]
  • Performer: Raluca Stirbat (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 08/06/1896-08/18/1896.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Enescu, George [Composer] : Barcarolle, for piano in B flat major (incomplete)
  • Performer: Raluca Stirbat (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1897

>Enescu, George [Composer] : La Fileuse, for piano in D major
  • Performer: Raluca Stirbat (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1897

>Enescu, George [Composer] : Impromptu for piano in A flat major
  • Performer: Raluca Stirbat (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898

>Enescu, George [Composer] : Regrets, for piano in G flat major
  • Performer: Raluca Stirbat (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898

>Enescu, George [Composer] : Impromptu for piano in C major
  • Performer: Raluca Stirbat (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 04/13/1900-04/26/1900.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Enescu, George [Composer] : Prelude and Fugue for piano
  • Performer: Raluca Stirbat (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1903

>Enescu, George [Composer] : Suite for piano no 2 in D major, Op. 10
  • Performer: Raluca Stirbat (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 08/25/1901-08/25/1903.
  • Running Time: 22 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Enescu, George [Composer] : Nocturne, for piano in D flat major
  • Performer: Raluca Stirbat (Piano)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1907

>Enescu, George [Composer] : Suite for piano no 3 ("Pièces impromptues"), Op. 18
  • Performer: Raluca Stirbat (Piano)
  • Running Time: 32 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1913-1916

>Enescu, George [Composer] : Sonata for Piano in F sharp minor (only one movement completed)
  • Performer: Raluca Stirbat (Piano)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1912

>Enescu, George [Composer] : Piece for piano ("Hommage à Gabriel Fauré")
  • Performer: Raluca Stirbat (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 04/11/1922.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 04/11/1922

>Enescu, George [Composer] : Sonata for Piano no 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 24/1
  • Performer: Raluca Stirbat (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 07/22/1924-08/27/1924.
  • Running Time: 24 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Enescu, George [Composer] : Sonata for Piano no 3 in D major, Op. 24/3
  • Performer: Raluca Stirbat (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 10/21/1933-05/11/1935.
  • Running Time: 23 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic