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RITZEN, P.: Art of Improvisation (The) (Ritzen)



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RITZEN, P.: Art of Improvisation (The) (Ritzen)

Peter Ritzen is part of a long composer-pianist tradition, and his artistry is already represented in fine recordings of his own and César Franck’s Piano Quintets on Naxos 9.70142, as well as his Piano Concerto ‘The Last Empress’ (8.223969) and Chinese Requiem (8.223980). Ritzen surprises and delights audiences with improvised encores after his performances, and here he brings his trademark gift to the recording studio. This is a fascinating series of pieces which explores the sonorities and colours of the piano, reflecting Ritzen’s deep affinity with China, with lyrical expression and rich orchestral textures, and with composers such as Scriabin, Franck and Rachmaninov.

Ritzen, Peter

1.   Play with flash player Transfiguration 00:06:51
2.   Play with flash player Metafora 00:05:26
3.   Play with flash player Notturno 00:07:36
  China Bells
4.   Play with flash player China Bells 00:05:56
5.   Play with flash player Passion 00:06:05
  For China
6.   Play with flash player For China 00:14:47
7.   Play with flash player Nostalgico 00:05:22
8.   Play with flash player Poeme - Tableaux 00:06:44
  Arpeggi di Sonoro
9.   Play with flash player Arpeggi di Sonoro 00:05:25

Total Playing Time: 01:04:12

Ritzen, Peter

Ritzen, Peter

Label: Naxos

Genre: Instrumental

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 9.70187

Barcode: 730099718714

Release Date: 07/2013

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