Selim Palmgren: Sonata, Op. 11; 24 Preludes, Op. 27/4-24; Preludes, Op. 17 / Henri Sigfridsson, piano

Audio Samples

>Palmgren, Selim : Sonata for piano in D minor, Op. 11
>Palmgren, Selim : May Night, for piano, Op. 27/4
>Palmgren, Selim : Preludes (24) for piano, Op. 17

Album Summary

>Palmgren, Selim : Sonata for piano in D minor, Op. 11
>Palmgren, Selim : May Night, for piano, Op. 27/4
>Palmgren, Selim : Preludes (24) for piano, Op. 17
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This CD features Finnish pianist Henri Sigfridsson with piano works by Finnish composer Selim Palmgren. Palmgren is regarded as the most important post-romantic piano composer in Finland. The core of his output is formed by his five piano concertos and more than 300 small pieces for piano. The Sonata in D minor is Palmgren's most extensive work for piano and it was hailed as a milestone in Finnish music.

Gramophone Magazine, September 2012
I found myself longing for music of greater substance and flavour. What is unarguable is the quality of Sigfridsson's performances, which are uniformly superb...I hope he will go on to give us further recordings from Palmgren's 300 or so piano works.

American Record Guide, November/December 2012
Booklet notes in both Finnish and English. Most of the pieces feel unexceptional, especially when compared to Chopin and Rachmaninoff, but Sigfridsson offers a satisfying performance, and there are some gems. This release is definitely worth a closer look.

BBC Music Magazine, October 2012
Palmgren has a powerful voice...and demands just the kind of full-blooded, many-faceted performance that Sigfridsson delivers.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Järvenpää Hall (2011-04-17_2011-04-18&2011-).



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Works Details

>Palmgren, Selim : Sonata for piano in D minor, Op. 11
  • Performer: Henri Sigfridsson (Piano)
  • Notes: Järvenpää Hall (2011-04-17_2011-04-18&2011-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1900

>Palmgren, Selim : May Night, for piano, Op. 27/4
  • Performer: Henri Sigfridsson (Piano)
  • Notes: Järvenpää Hall (2011-04-17_2011-04-18&2011-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Palmgren, Selim : Preludes (24) for piano, Op. 17
  • Performer: Henri Sigfridsson (Piano)
  • Notes: Järvenpää Hall (2011-04-17_2011-04-18&2011-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1907