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

Release Date: 06/2016

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