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Keyboard Transcriptions / Adcock


Release Date: 05/05/2017 
Label:  Centaur Records   Catalog #: 3534  
Composer:  Sergei ProkofievFranz LisztEarl WildVladimir Horowitz,   ... 
Performer:  Michael Adcock
Number of Discs: 1 
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Pianist Michael Adcock has been hailed for his prodigious technique and praised by the Washington Post for an “unusually fresh and arresting approach to the piano.” He enjoys a versatile career as a soloist, chamber musician, and pre-concert lecturer. He has won many prestigious awards, including the 1998 Lili Boulanger Memorial Award, and prizes at the 1996 Washington International Competition and the Kosciusko Foundation Chopin Competitions in Chicago and New York. He has degrees from Oberlin College-Conservatory and Peabody Conservatory. This release is a showcase of transcriptions for piano, featuring works by Sergei Prokofiev, Robert Schumann, George Gershwin, Georges Bizet, and Camille Saint-Saens. Pianist Michael Adcock has been hailed for his prodigious technique and praised by the Washington Post for an “unusually fresh and arresting approach to the piano.” He enjoys a versatile career as a soloist, chamber musician, and pre-concert lecturer. He has won many prestigious awards, including the 1998 Lili Boulanger Memorial Award, and prizes at the 1996 Washington International Competition and the Kosciusko Foundation Chopin Competitions in Chicago and New York. He has degrees from Oberlin College-Conservatory and Peabody Conservatory. This release is a showcase of transcriptions for piano, featuring works by Sergei Prokofiev, Robert Schumann, George Gershwin, Georges Bizet, and Camille Saint-Saens. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Pieces (10) for Piano from "Romeo and Juliet", Op. 75 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Michael Adcock (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USSR 
2.
Widmung (Schumann) for Piano, S 566 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michael Adcock (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Weimar, Germany 
3.
Virtuoso Etudes (7) after Gershwin by Earl Wild
Performer:  Michael Adcock (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950/1976; USA 
4.
Variations on a Theme from Bizet's "Carmen" by Vladimir Horowitz
Performer:  Michael Adcock (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
5.
Le carnaval des animaux, R. 125: Le cygne "The Swan" by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Michael Adcock (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 

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