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Szymanowski: Etudes, Fantasy, Métopes, Masque / Dennis Lee

Album Summary

>Szymanowski, Karol : Etude, op.4 no 3
>Szymanowski, Karol : Métopes (3), Op. 29
>Szymanowski, Karol : Fantasy for piano in C major, Op. 14, M13
>Szymanowski, Karol : Masques (3) for piano, Op. 34, M35
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Notes & Reviews:

Both Szymanowski's early and mature styles are represented on this disc by the Malaysian-born pianist Dennis Lee. He displays a quite remarkable empathy for this elusive, technically rigorous repertoire and is sure to delight piano enthusiasts. "A landmark release. Enthusiastically recommended." -Fanfare

'This disc surpasses any earlier commercial recordings of Szymanowski's music I have heard' (Gramophone)

'A landmark release. Enthusiastically recommended' (Fanfare, USA)

'Dennis Lee simply doesn't put a foot wrong, displaying a quite remarkable empathy for this elusive, technically rigorous repertoire' (Hi-Fi News)

'Will afford delight as well as discovery' (Gramophone)

'The finest record of Szymanowski's piano music to have appeared to date' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

'Dennis Lee clarifies the cascades of notes - or rather sonorities ... so that these complex pieces are understood more easily than usual' (BBC Music Magazine)



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>Szymanowski, Karol : Etude, op.4 no 3
  • Performer: Dennis Lee (Piano)
  • Notes: 11/26/1990-11/27/1990
  • Running Time: 12 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1900-1902

>Szymanowski, Karol : Métopes (3), Op. 29
  • Performer: Dennis Lee (Piano)
  • Notes: 11/26/1990-11/27/1990
  • Running Time: 15 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915

>Szymanowski, Karol : Fantasy for piano in C major, Op. 14, M13
  • Performer: Dennis Lee (Piano)
  • Notes: 11/26/1990-11/27/1990
  • Running Time: 12 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1905

>Szymanowski, Karol : Masques (3) for piano, Op. 34, M35
  • Performer: Dennis Lee (Piano)
  • Notes: 11/26/1990-11/27/1990
  • Running Time: 21 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915-1916