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PROKOFIEV, S.: Piano Sonata No. 7 / BARTOK, B.: Romanian Folk Dances / Suite, Op. 14 (Biret Archive Edition, Vol. 14)

    

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PROKOFIEV, S.: Piano Sonata No. 7 / BARTOK, B.: Romanian Folk Dances / Suite, Op. 14 (Biret Archive Edition, Vol. 14)

“All the works [on this LP] require a pianist of true class, because each of them presents challenges demanding something quite different from traditional technique. It has to be said that the young Idil Biret exceeds all expectations. This Turkish artist appeared in Brussels (1959) at the tender age of eighteen. Her virtuosity is astonishing, encompassing clarity, rhythmical rigour, precision and strength or delicacy, as required. She can play at great speed and maintain runs of impeccable luminosity. Her flexible touch conjures a thousand surprising effects; some notes and chords explode like whip-cracks, while others caress the keys, and there is an extraordinary purity to her polyphonic playing. In the hands of an artist of such superior qualities, the very particular characteristics of both Bartók’s and Prokofiev’s piano writing are brought out to the full. Taking into account her passionate vitality and lively musical intelligence as well, I believe her talent offers more than enough to be met not simply with satisfaction but with genuine enthusiasm.”
Jacques Stehman – LA REVUE DES DISQUES (Belgium) 1962


Prokofiev, Sergey

  Piano Sonata No. 7 in B-Flat Major, Op. 83
1.   I. Allegro inquieto - Poco meno - Andantino 00:07:38
2.   II. Andante caloroso - Poco piu animato - Piu largamente - Un poco agitato 00:07:21
3.   III. Precipitato 00:03:11

Bartok, Bela

  Roman nepi tancok (Romanian Folk Dances), BB 68
4.   No. 1. Bot - tanc (Stick Dance) 00:01:08
5.   No. 2. Braul (Belt Dance) 00:00:28
6.   No. 3. Topogo (In One Spot) 00:00:47
7.   No. 4. Bucsumi tanc (Bucsumi Dance) 00:00:44
8.   No. 5. Roman polka (Romanian Polka) 00:00:28
9.   No. 6. Aprozo (Quick Dance) 00:00:52
  Suite, Op. 14, BB 70
10.   I. Allegretto 00:01:50
11.   II. Scherzo 00:01:31
12.   III. Allegro molto 00:02:02
13.   IV. Sostenuto 00:03:05
  Mikrokosmos, BB 105, Vol. 6: Nos. 148-153. 6 Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm
14.   Mikrokosmos, BB 105, Vol. 6: Nos. 148 - 153. 6 Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm 00:08:35
  Allegro barbaro, BB 63
15.   Allegro barbaro, BB 63 00:02:31

Total Playing Time: 00:42:11






Composer(s):
Bartok, Bela; Prokofiev, Sergey

Artist(s):
Biret, Idil

Label: Idil Biret Archive

Genre: Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.571296

Barcode: 747313129676

Boxset: 8.501402

Physical Release: 01/2013

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