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Marx: Six Pieces for Piano, Canzone, etc / Tonya Lemoh

> 6 Piano Pieces - No. 1. Rhapsodie
> 6 Piano Pieces - No. 2. Praludium: Ruhig -
> 6 Piano Pieces - No. 2. Fuge: Moderato
> 6 Piano Pieces - No. 3. Albumblatt: Allegretto
> 6 Piano Pieces - No. 4. Arabeske: Allegro - Sehr ruhig -
> 6 Piano Pieces - No. 5. Ballade
> 6 Piano Pieces - No. 6. Humoreske
> Herbstlegende (Autumn Legend) - Herbstlegende (Autumn Legend)
> Nachtstuck (Carneval) - Nachtstuck (Carneval)
> Canzone in D major - Canzone in D major
> Die Flur der Engel (The Lea of the Angels) - Die Flur der Engel (The Lea of the Angels)

Album Summary

>Marx, Joseph : Pieces (6) for piano
>Marx, Joseph : Herbst-Legende, for piano
>Marx, Joseph : Carneval, for piano
>Marx, Joseph : Canzone, for piano
>Marx, Joseph : Die Flur der Engel, for piano
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The Australian pianist Tonya Lemoh makes her debut on Chandos with this recital of works by Joseph Marx. She has been described as a pianist of "virtuosity and sensitivity" by the Danish Music Journal and Classical Music on the Web wrote, "Lemoh is totally in command and the music flows with great natural force. Very impressive." Four of the works, never published and existing only in manuscript form, are here recorded for the first time. A previous recording of the other six is no longer available - so this disc fills an important gap in the Marx discography.

BBC Music Magazine
Tonya Lemoh plays all the music with poetic sensitivity, and those who appreciate the rhapsodic piano works of Ireland and Bax will find much to savour here.

Gramophone Classical Music Guide
This intriguing recital shows Marx as a defiantly throwback composer often struggling to find his individual voice in a particularly turbulent musical period. Brahms's B minor and E flat Rhapsodies are surely the seeds allowed to germinate in the opening Rhapsody, the first of the Six Pieces (though it is more complex and demanding than either), and the fugue from the Prelude and Fugue is Reger-like, massive, daunting and strenuous. On the other hand, there is something oddly English about the love of fourths in the Albumblatt - almost as if John Ireland had strayed into Vienna - and the Ballade, too, suggests a refugee from English pastoralism. There is something of York Bowen here (the Second Ballade?) though with a sprawling and improvisatory argument and an attempt to accommodate many (too many?) ideas. The Humoreske presents a gnomic though grandly expansive dance.

Just when your ear is longing for less cloyingly rich textures, for greater simplicity and transparency, it is rewarded with four world-premiere recordings where Marx becomes less ambitious and more persuasive and confiding.

Sample the 1916 Rhapsody and 'The Angel's Meadow', music lost in its own archaic world and sidestepping any easy or predictable resolutions.

The performances of this very demanding programme by Tonya Lemoh are as powerful and eloquent as you could wish and she has been admirably recorded.

Gramophone Magazine
This intriguing recital shows Joseph Marx, (1882-1964) as a defiantly throwback composer often struggling to find his individual voice in a particularly turbulent musical period. The performances of this very demanding programme by Tonya Lemoh are as powerful and eloquent as you could wish and she has been admirably recorded.



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Works Details

>Marx, Joseph : Pieces (6) for piano
  • Performer: Tonya Lemoh (Piano)
  • Running Time: 39 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1916

>Marx, Joseph : Herbst-Legende, for piano
  • Performer: Tonya Lemoh (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Marx, Joseph : Carneval, for piano
  • Performer: Tonya Lemoh (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Marx, Joseph : Canzone, for piano
  • Performer: Tonya Lemoh (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Marx, Joseph : Die Flur der Engel, for piano
  • Performer: Tonya Lemoh (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern