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Sean Chen: Crystal Award - 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition: Brahms: Variations; Beethoven: Piano Sonata no 29; Bartok: 3 Etudes

Album Summary

>Brahms, Johannes : Variations (11) for Piano on an Original Theme, Set 1, Op. 21
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 29 in B flat major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier"
>Bartók, Béla : Studies (3) for piano, Sz. 72, BB 81 (Op. 18)
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Notes & Reviews:

The first American to win a prize since 1997, Crystal Award winner Sean Chen won fans with his "exceptional ability to connect with an audience combined with an easy virtuosity" (Huffington Post). Named the 2013 Christel DeHaan Classical Fellow of the American Pianists Association, highlights of Chen's 2013 - 14 season include return invitations to perform with the Indianapolis and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras and performances at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and Jordan Hall in Boston. This live recording of his competition performances featured works by Brahms, Beethoven and Bartók.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, Texas (05/24/2013-06/09/2013).



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Works Details

>Brahms, Johannes : Variations (11) for Piano on an Original Theme, Set 1, Op. 21
  • Performer: Sean Chen (Piano)
  • Notes: Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, Texas (05/24/2013-06/09/2013)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1857

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 29 in B flat major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier"
  • Performer: Sean Chen (Piano)
  • Notes: Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, Texas (05/24/2013-06/09/2013)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1817-1818

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Studies (3) for piano, Sz. 72, BB 81 (Op. 18)
  • Performer: Sean Chen (Piano)
  • Notes: Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, Texas (05/24/2013-06/09/2013)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1918