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Mussorgsky / Schnyder / Bizet / Die 12 Pianisten
Release Date: 01/01/2013 
Label:  Ars Produktion   Catalog #: 381250   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Modest MussorgskyAlexander IosifovDaniel SchnyderGeorges Bizet,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Die 12 Pianisten
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mixed 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

On this SACD other 'pictures' from Switzerland, Spain, Bulgaria and the Arab world were added to Mussorgsky's exhibition without being afraid of even crossing the stylistic borders of western classical music. Much like Mussorgsky, the artists paint their 'sound pictures' from more or less distant perspectives, like when the Swissborn composer Daniel Schnyder, a longtime resident of New York City, mediates between oriental world music, jazz and classical avantgarde music, or when the japanese pianist Noriko Ishikawa arranges Spain's most prominent operatic drama, written by a Frenchman, for 2 pianos and 24 hands. The 1 2 Pianists also are a unique piano ensemble with multicultural influences whose members come from Germany, Russia, Hungary, Read more Japan and Egypt. Naturally, the different nationalities, tempers and 'schools' contribute to a richer artistic work during the rehearsal. The choreographic efforts necessary to always put 24 arms with 120 fingers in the right places, on the keys is a spectacular sight for the audience. On this CD they were joined by the Karlsruher Schlagzeug Ensemble. Read less

Works on This Recording

Pictures at an Exhibition for Piano by Modest Mussorgsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Die 12 Pianisten
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Russia 
Venue:  Kurhaus Bad Herrenalb 
Length: 33 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Toccata, for 2 pianos, 16 hands by Alexander Iosifov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Die 12 Pianisten
Venue:  Kurhaus Bad Herrenalb 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Shourouk by Daniel Schnyder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Die 12 Pianisten
Venue:  Kurhaus Bad Herrenalb 
Length: 5 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Carmen-Fantasie: Habanera by Georges Bizet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Die 12 Pianisten
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1875-2?? 
Venue:  Kurhaus Bad Herrenalb 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Kein Liebeslied, for piano ensemble by Thomas Turek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Die 12 Pianisten
Venue:  Kurhaus Bad Herrenalb 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Guillaume Tell: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Die 12 Pianisten
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
Venue:  Kurhaus Bad Herrenalb 
Length: 5 Minutes 34 Secs. 

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