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ROCHBERG, G.: Piano Music, Vol. 2 - 12 Bagatelles / 3 Elegiac Pieces / Sonata Seria (Hirsch)


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ROCHBERG, G.: Piano Music, Vol. 2 - 12 Bagatelles / 3 Elegiac Pieces / Sonata Seria (Hirsch)

Compositions for piano have held a prominent position throughout George Rochberg’s long career. The earliest works on this recording, the Twelve Bagatelles, are fully-formed lyrical pieces each of which, despite its brevity, is a complete and fully evolved story. His Three Elegiac Pieces comprise a distinct set with a clear emotional progression. Sonata Seria (composed in 1948, revised during the mid-1950s and published in 1998) is an overpoweringly intense tour de force. Rochberg’s Circles of Fire can be heard on Naxos 8.559631.

Rochberg, George

  12 Bagatelles
1.   No. 1. Drammaticamente e con un tempo libero 00:01:10
2.   No. 2. Scherzoso e tempo giusto 00:00:30
3.   No. 3. Con brio 00:00:38
4.   No. 4. Tempo di marcia 00:00:54
5.   No. 5. Quasi parlando 00:02:14
6.   No. 6. Satirico 00:00:54
7.   No. 7. Teneramente e liricamente 00:02:20
8.   No. 8. Giocoso 00:00:41
9.   No. 9. Intenso, con un sentimento di destino 00:02:00
10.   No. 10. — 00:01:05
11.   No. 11. Con moto, passionamente 00:00:51
12.   No. 12. Burlesca 00:01:16
  3 Elegiac Pieces
13.   No. 1. Molto cantabile e flessibile 00:08:42
14.   No. 2. Poco adagio 00:05:26
15.   No. 3. Adagio - Grave - Sorrowing 00:08:16
  Sonata Seria
16.   I. Vigoroso 00:06:34
17.   II. Poco andante con espressione e flessibilita 00:06:44
18.   III. Giocoso ma non troppo 00:05:58

Total Playing Time: 00:56:13

Rochberg, George

Hirsch, Evan

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.559632

Barcode: 636943963227

Physical Release: 04/2010

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