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Henselt: Études Op 2 & 5, Poème d'amour / Piers Lane

Album Summary

>Henselt, Adolf : Etudes caracteristiques (12), for piano, Op 2
>Henselt, Adolf : Poeme d'amour in B major, Op. 3
>Henselt, Adolf : Etudes de salon (12), for piano, Op. 5
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Notes & Reviews:

Notorious for his ability to play unfeasibly wide-spreading chords while maintaining a miraculous legato line, Henselt's fanatical devotion to technical pianistic exercises should come as no surprise. The two sets of 'etudes' represent the codification of his diligence, yet their worth today derives as much from their musical value as their technical complexity. Piers Lane more than rises to the challenge.

'Piers Lane and Hyperion deserve praise for bringing this unjustly neglected genius to our attention with such a delightful recording' (Classic FM Magazine)

'Lane's committment to, and affection for these difficult works is abundantly clear, and his playing is simply marvellous, bringing a kaleidoscopic range of colour and an utter solidity of technique that makes even the most taxing passages sound easy' (International Record Review)

'As in his recent CD of Moscheles for the same label, Lane has all the executive answers to these constantly - and sometimes extravangantly - demanding pieces, thoroughly characterising every idea, pianistic or musical' (International Piano)

'Piers Lane plays Henselt with the exceptional tact that marks his previous endeavours. There's no lack of acrobatic thrill; but even in the most bravura numbers, he manages to draw out the musical substance as well. His ability to separate lines - to coax the melodic core from all the ornamentation and elaboration - is especially welcome in some of the potentially heavy-breathing etudes here, works that can readily turn to clatter in less dexterous hands. Add to this Davis's scrupulous notes and Hyperion's unimpeachable sound, and you have a strong release. Warmly recommended' (Fanfare, USA)



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Works Details

>Henselt, Adolf : Études caractéristiques (12), for piano, Op 2
  • Performer: Piers Lane (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (05/15/2004-05/17/2004)
  • Running Time: 29 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Henselt, Adolf : Poème d'amour in B major, Op. 3
  • Performer: Piers Lane (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (05/15/2004-05/17/2004)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Henselt, Adolf : Études de salon (12), for piano, Op. 5
  • Performer: Piers Lane (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (05/15/2004-05/17/2004)
  • Running Time: 37 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic