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ENESCU, G.: Piano Works (Complete), Vol. 1 (Solaun)


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Josu de Solaun and George Enescu: a collection of accolades

ENESCU, G.: Piano Works (Complete), Vol. 1 (Solaun)

This first of three discs devoted to George Enescu’s piano music presents three significant pieces. Indebted to Romanian folk music and in three large sections, the ruminative yet striking Nocturne in D flat is a work of shifting sonorities and moods. The Pièces impromptues, Op. 18 are independent, unrelated character pieces that illuminate once again the composer’s fascination with the indigenous music of Romania. The Sonata No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 24, No. 1 is—by contrast—a massive statement characterised by harmonic surprises, innovative techniques, insistent rhythms and, in the final, slow movement, the doina, a type of Romanian song at once contemplative, nostalgic and melancholic.

Enescu, George

  Nocturne in D-Flat Major
1.   Nocturne in D - Flat Major 00:19:07
  Pièces impromptues, Op. 18, "Suite No. 3"
2.   I. Mélodie 00:03:15
3.   II. Voix de la steppe 00:03:20
4.   III. Mazurk mélancolique 00:05:28
5.   IV. Burlesque 00:05:34
6.   V. Appassionato 00:04:51
7.   VI. Choral 00:07:16
8.   VII. Carillon nocturne 00:06:52
  Piano Sonata No. 1 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 24, No. 1
9.   I. Allegro molto moderato e grave 00:11:05
10.   II. Presto vivace 00:04:40
11.   III. Andante molto espressivo 00:07:38

Total Playing Time: 01:19:06

Enescu, George

Solaun, Josu de

Label: Grand Piano

Genre: Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: GP705

Barcode: 747313970520

Boxset: GP751X

Physical Release: 06/2016

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