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Franck: Prelude, Fugue et Variations, etc / Fiorentino

Album Summary

>Franck, César : Prélude, fugue, et variations, for organ in B minor, Op. 18, M. 30
>Franck, César : Prélude, choral, et fugue, for piano, M. 21
>Franck, César : Danse lente, for piano, M. 22
>Franck, César : Prélude, aria, et final, for piano, M. 23
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Notes & Reviews:

"The pacing is sustained for the most part throughout the entire chorale, quietly underlining the repeated harmonic figure and its sense of emotional inevitability. Yet there is no inflexibility in the results, but something achieved akin to Weingartner's conducting: the basic tempo somehow feels right, and departing from it seems gratuitous. While the final fugue isn't fast by any means, a judicious use of rubato and a slight increase in the basic tempo combine to create an immense sense of release. If some pianists are tacticians, throwing all their ammunition at the audience at any convenient opportunity to dazzle, Fiorentino rates as a master strategist. He planned for his effects, and used more than momentary fireworks (or which he was certainly capable) to impress. The selections were all recorded in 1995, three years before Fiorentino's death. The engineering has spaciousness and presence... Many musicians reveal a sad falling off in their technical or interpretative abilities in advanced age; it was another of Fiorentino's gifts that he did not." -Barry Brenesal, Fanfare



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>Franck, César : Prélude, fugue, et variations, for organ in B minor, Op. 18, M. 30
  • Performer: Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1873.
  • Running Time: 13 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1873

>Franck, César : Prélude, choral, et fugue, for piano, M. 21
  • Performer: Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1884.
  • Running Time: 20 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Franck, César : Danse lente, for piano, M. 22
  • Performer: Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1885

>Franck, César : Prélude, aria, et final, for piano, M. 23
  • Performer: Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1886-87.
  • Running Time: 28 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1886-1887