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SAYGUN, A.A.: Piano Concerto No. 1 / 12 Preludes / FRANCAIX, J.: Piano Sonata / ALKAN, C.V.: Le chemin de fer (Biret Archive Edition, Vol. 11)

    
      

 

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SAYGUN, A.A.: Piano Concerto No. 1 / 12 Preludes / FRANCAIX, J.: Piano Sonata / ALKAN, C.V.: Le chemin de fer (Biret Archive Edition, Vol. 11)

“One notable aspect of the concert was the appearance on the podium of each composer in turn to conduct his own work: Messrs Cemal Reşit Rey, Ulvi Cemal Erkin and Ahmet Adnan Saygun all took the helm with great aplomb … The pianist, Miss Idil Biret, barely 17 years old, proved herself to be a musician of remarkable personality, performing Adnan Saygun’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with great poise, lyrical eloquence and impressive technical mastery. The concerto itself is an attractive and imposing piece, with its clearly etched character, dramatic accents and originality of musical idiom. This powerful, tumultuous work-in which the piano is by no means treated with kid gloves, but rather pitted against the orchestra-deserves to become widely known. Miss Biret received a warm and enthusiastic ovation.

The orchestra in question was the Orchestre Colonne (France) whose excellent musicians, it should be noted, gave performances of high quality, marked by skill, fluency and coherence throughout. Programmes of new music, such as this, unquestionably demand a particular level of effort and commitment from an orchestra, and the Colonne players here acquitted themselves most admirably. Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth honoured the concert with her presence and was warmly applauded both on her arrival and as she took her leave.”
— Jacques Stehman La Lanterne, Belgium 1958

“We are in the presence of one of the greatest virtuosos of our time. I do not see in her generation any other pianist who possesses an equal mastery of the keyboard, in the service of such a mature mind so rich in imagination.”
— Marc Pincherle Nouvelles Litteraires, France 1959


Saygun, Ahmet Adnan

  Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 34
1.   Play with flash player I. Deciso - Moderato - Vivo - Animato - Meno mosso - Cadenza: Rubato - Deciso - Moderato - Vivo - Molto vivo 00:16:05
2.   Play with flash player II. Andante con moto - Sostenuto - Tempo primo 00:07:38
3.   Play with flash player III. Allegro assai 00:04:48
  12 Preludes on Aksak Rhythms, Op. 45
4.   Play with flash player Prelude No. 1 00:01:58
5.   Play with flash player Prelude No. 2: Vivo 00:01:27
6.   Play with flash player Prelude No. 3 00:01:31
7.   Play with flash player Prelude No. 4 00:03:12
8.   Play with flash player Prelude No. 5: Pesante 00:01:48
9.   Play with flash player Prelude No. 6: Molto vivo 00:01:07
10.   Play with flash player Prelude No. 7: Moderato - Molto vivo 00:02:22
11.   Play with flash player Prelude No. 8 00:03:55
12.   Play with flash player Prelude No. 9: Presto - Largo - Tempo I 00:01:49
13.   Play with flash player Prelude No. 10 00:02:28
14.   Play with flash player Prelude No. 11: Allegro 00:00:43
15.   Play with flash player Prelude No. 12: Vivo 00:01:26

Françaix, Jean

  Piano Sonata
16.   Play with flash player I. Prelude: Allegrissimo 00:01:42
17.   Play with flash player II. Elegie: Andantino con moto 00:02:57
18.   Play with flash player III. Scherzo: Vivace - 00:00:58
19.   Play with flash player IV. Toccata: Allegretto 00:02:25

Alkan, Charles-Valentin

  Le chemin de fer, Op. 27
20.   Play with flash player Le chemin de fer, Op. 27 00:06:42

Balakirev, Mily Alexeyevich

  Islamey
21.   Play with flash player Islamey 00:08:52

Total Playing Time: 01:15:53






Composer(s):
Alkan, Charles-Valentin; Balakirev, Mily Alexeyevich; Françaix, Jean; Saygun, Ahmet Adnan

Conductor(s):
Saygun, Ahmet Adnan

Orchestra(s):
Orchestre Colonne

Artist(s):
Biret, Idil

Label: Idil Biret Archive

Genre: Concerto; Instrumental

Period: 20th Century; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.571288

Barcode: 747313128877

Release Date: 12/2011

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