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Piano Daydreams - Piano favorites by Satie, Debussy, Chopin, Schumann, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Grieg, Liszt, and more / Martha Argerich, Daniel Bareboim, Lang Lang

Notes & Reviews:

Decca presents six new titles in the VIRTUOSO series. With stellar recordings, famous artists, strong visuals, innovative booklet notes and best-selling composers, all offered at an excellent price, the Virtuoso series makes serious classical music approachable without compromise. This album contains piano masterpieces from Satie, Brahms, Chopin and more, with performances by Daniel Barenboim and Martha Argerich among others.


Works:

Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 1, Lent et douloureux by Erik Satie
Performer: Jean-Marc Luisada (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1888; France

Préludes, Book 1: no 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin by Claude Debussy
Performer: Dino Ciani (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1909-1910; France

Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer: Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1890/1905; France

Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830-1831; Poland

Nocturnes (3) for Piano, Op. 15: no 2 in F sharp major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830-1831; Poland

Kinderszenen, Op. 15: no 7, Träumerei by Robert Schumann
Performer: Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1838; Germany

Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 1 in C, BWV 846 - Preludeby Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Hélène Grimaud (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany

Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight": 1st movement, Adagio sostenuto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria

Songs without words, vol 1, Op. 19b: no 6, Andante sostenuto "Venetian Gondola Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830; Germany

Songs without words, vol 1, Op. 19b: no 1, Andante con moto in E major "Sweet Remembrance" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1829; Germany

Lyric Pieces (6), Book 3, Op. 43: no 6, In Springtime by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886; Norway

Lyric Pieces (6), Book 5, Op. 54: no 4, Notturno by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891; Norway

Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23: no 4 in D major, Andante cantabile by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Lazar Berman (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903; Russia

Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 12 in G sharp minor, Allegro by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Lilya Zilberstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1910; Russia

Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 4 in E minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France

Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 7 in A major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France

Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90: no 3 in G flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer: Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria

Intermezzi (3) for Piano, Op. 117: no 1 in E flat major by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892; Austria

Consolations (6) for Piano, S 172: no 3 in D flat major, Lento placido by Franz Liszt
Performer: Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1849-1850; Weimar, Germany

Liebesträume for Piano, S 541: no 3, O Lieb, so lang by Franz Liszt
Performer: Yundi Li (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany





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