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Solo - Transcriptions and original works for piano left-hand by Einaudi, Mascagni, Puccini, Bellini, Rachmaninov, Chopin, Scriabin, Gershwin, R. Strauss et al. / Nicholas McCarthy, piano

Album Summary

>Einaudi, Ludovico : I Giorni
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Vocalise, transcription for piano, Op. 34/14
>Liszt, Franz : Liebesträume, notturno for piano no 3 in A flat major ("O Lieb, so lang du lieben kannst"), S. 541/
>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 3 in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16
>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 24 in C minor, Op. 25/12, CT. 37
>Scriabin, Alexander : Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 8
>Scriabin, Alexander : Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 2
>Scriabin, Alexander : Nocturne for piano in D flat major (for left hand alone), Op. 9/2
>Blumenfeld, Felix : Etude for piano (left hand), Op. 36
>Wild, Earl [Piano] : The Man I Love, etude for piano (Virtuoso Etudes on Gershwin Songs)
>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (4), Op. 27
>Hess, Nigel : Nocturne, for piano, left hand
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

BBC Music Magazine, December 2015
McCarthy offers good, solid, forthright interpretations, especially of the works that appear in their original form. It is an excellent opportunity to celebrate this unusual corner of piano repertoire. But where this CD wins most is in its symbolism: an unlikely candidate for piano stardom overcomes a massive obstacle and fulfils his dream despite everything. That can do more than offer pleasant listening; it can be an example and an inspiration.

Gramophone Magazine, October 2015
McCarthy is a fine pianist and the piano sings with a generous tone.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Fraser Performance Studio, WGBH, Boston, MA (06/23/2015-06/26/2015).



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Works Details

>Einaudi, Ludovico : I Giorni
  • Performer: Nicholas McCarthy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Intermezzo
  • Performer: Nicholas McCarthy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera :: O Mio Babbino Caro
  • Performer: Nicholas McCarthy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera :: Casta Diva
  • Performer: Nicholas McCarthy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1831

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Vocalise, transcription for piano, Op. 34/14
  • Performer: Nicholas McCarthy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Liszt, Franz : Liebesträume, notturno for piano no 3 in A flat major ("O Lieb, so lang du lieben kannst"), S. 541/
  • Performer: Nicholas McCarthy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843-1850

>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 3 in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16
  • Performer: Nicholas McCarthy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 24 in C minor, Op. 25/12, CT. 37
  • Performer: Nicholas McCarthy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835-1837

>Scriabin, Alexander : Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 8
  • Performer: Nicholas McCarthy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Scriabin, Alexander : Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 2
  • Performer: Nicholas McCarthy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886-1889

>Scriabin, Alexander : Nocturne for piano in D flat major (for left hand alone), Op. 9/2
  • Performer: Nicholas McCarthy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Blumenfeld, Felix : Etude for piano (left hand), Op. 36
  • Performer: Nicholas McCarthy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1905

>Wild, Earl [Piano] : The Man I Love, etude for piano (Virtuoso Etudes on Gershwin Songs)
  • Performer: Nicholas McCarthy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1973

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
  • Performer: Nicholas McCarthy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935

>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (4), Op. 27
  • Performer: Nicholas McCarthy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Hess, Nigel : Nocturne, for piano, left hand
  • Performer: Nicholas McCarthy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary