Piotr Anderszewski

Biography

Born: April 4, 1969; Warsaw, Poland  
Pianist Piotr Anderszewski has developed into an artist seemingly with a taste for highly structured works, most particularly Beethoven's Diabelli Variations. But that does not mean his performances are dry, academic readings of the piano repertoire's great works. Rather, he has been praised for his sensitivity and imaginative interpretations.

Warsaw-born Anderszewski studied piano at the Lyon and Strasbourg conservatories, the Chopin
Read more Academy of Music in Warsaw, and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He also attended master classes in Italy with Fou Ts'ong, Murray Perahia, and Leon Fleisher. The 1990 Leeds Piano Competition was the beginning of his career. There, he performed the Diabelli Variations, then followed that with Webern's Variations. However, in the middle of the Webern, he suddenly walked offstage, forfeiting the competition. He was not having an artistic fit of pique, but rather felt that the Beethoven performance spoke well enough for him. In fact, that Beethoven performance resulted in two important invitations: one to perform a solo recital at Wigmore Hall, the other to record the Variations for Teldec. He decided to turn down the offer from Teldec, feeling at the time that a studio recording would lose the spontaneity of a live recording. He began touring in Europe, most frequently appearing in London, but maintaining a home base in Paris, and for a time he toured the world with violinist Viktoria Mullova, also making his first recording with her. His first solo recordings were of Bach, Beethoven, and Webern. In 2000, he made his American debut and was given the Karol Szymanowski Award for his interpretations of that composer's works. The next year Anderszewski signed a recording contract with Virgin Classics. Finally, he was ready to record the Diabelli Variations, and filmmaker Bruno Monsaigneon documented the process and Anderszewski's thoughts on the work, much in the same way he had documented Glenn Gould performing the Goldberg Variations. The recording itself received high praise and several awards. Anderszewski's next project was performing and recording Mozart piano concertos while conducting from the piano. In 2002, he was awarded the prestigious Gilmore Prize, hoping to use some of the prize monies to record his favorite Szymanowski pieces. Read less
Bach: English Suites 1, 3, 5 / Piotr Anderszewski
Release Date: 11/11/2014   Label: Warner Classics  
Catalog: 4621939   Number of Discs: 1
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Born: April 4, 1969; Warsaw, Poland  
Pianist Piotr Anderszewski has developed into an artist seemingly with a taste for highly structured works, most particularly Beethoven's Diabelli Variations. But that does not mean his performances are dry, academic readings of the piano repertoire's great works. Rather, he has been praised for his sensitivity and imaginative interpretations.

Warsaw-born Anderszewski studied piano at the Lyon and Strasbourg conservatories, the Chopin
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TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Humoreske Op.20: Einfach. Sehr rasch und leicht. Noch rascher. Erstes Tempo. Wie im Anfang
Humoreske Op.20: Hastig. Nach und nach schneller. Nach und nach immer lebhafter und stärker. Wie vorher. Adagio
Humoreske Op.20: Einfach und zart. Intermezzo. Adagio
Humoreske Op.20: Innig
Humoreske Op.20: Sehr lebhaft. Immer lebhafter. Stretta. Mit einigem Pomp
Humoreske Op.20: Zum Beschluß. Allegro
Studien für den Pedalflügel Op.56 - Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form: I. Nicht zu schnell
Studien für den Pedalflügel Op.56 - Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form: II. Mit innigem Ausdruck
Studien für den Pedalflügel Op.56 - Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form: III. Andantino. Etwas schneller. Tempo I
Studien für den Pedalflügel Op.56 - Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form: IV. Innig. Etwas bewegter
Studien für den Pedalflügel Op.56 - Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form: V. Nicht zu schnell
Studien für den Pedalflügel Op.56 - Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form: VI. Adagio
Gesänge der Frühe/Chants de l'aube/Morning Songs Op.133: Nr.1 - Im ruhigen Tempo
Gesänge der Frühe/Chants de l'aube/Morning Songs Op.133: Nr.2 - Belebt, nicht zu rasch
Gesänge der Frühe/Chants de l'aube/Morning Songs Op.133: Nr.3 - Lebhaft
Gesänge der Frühe/Chants de l'aube/Morning Songs Op.133: Nr.4 - Bewegt
Gesänge der Frühe/Chants de l'aube/Morning Songs Op.133: Nr.5 - Im Anfange ruhiges, im Verlauf bewegteres Tempo
Partita No. 2 in C minor BWV826: I. Sinfonia (Grave adagio - Andante)
Partita No. 2 in C minor BWV826: II. Allemande
Partita No. 2 in C minor BWV826: III. Courante
Partita No. 2 in C minor BWV826: IV. Sarabande
Partita No. 2 in C minor BWV826: V. Rondeau
Partita No. 2 in C minor BWV826: VI. Capriccio
Faschingsschwank aus Wien Op. 26: 1. Allegro (Sehr lebhaft)
Faschingsschwank aus Wien Op. 26: 2. Romanze (Ziemlich langsam)
Faschingsschwank aus Wien Op. 26: 3. Scherzino [no marking]
Faschingsschwank aus Wien Op. 26: 4. Intermezzo (Mit grösster Energie)
Faschingsschwank aus Wien Op. 26: 5. Finale (Höchst lebhaft)
Six Bagatelles, Op.126: I. Andante con moto (G major)
Six Bagatelles, Op.126: II Allegro (G minor)
Six Bagatelles, Op.126: III Andante cantabile e grazioso (E flat major)
Six Bagatelles, Op.126: IV Presto (B minor)
Six Bagatelles, Op.126: V Quasi allegretto
Six Bagatelles, Op.126: VI Presto - Andante amabile e con mnoto - Tempo I (E flat major)
Piano Concerto No.1 in C Op.15: I. Allegro con brio
Piano Concerto No.1 in C Op.15: II. Largo
Piano Concerto No.1 in C Op.15: III. Rondo (Allegro scherzando) [ Cadenzas by Beethoven]
Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 16 in C Major, K. 545: I. Allegro
Piano Sonata No. 16 in C, K.545: II. Andante
Piano Sonata No. 16 in C, K.545: III. Rondo (Allegretto)
Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K.466: Allegro
Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K.466: Romanze
Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K.466: Rondo (Allegro assai)
Piano Concerto No. 17 in G, K.453: I. Allegro
Piano Concerto No. 17 in G, K.453: II. Andante
Piano Concerto No. 17 in G, K.453: III. Allegretto
1. Tempo di ciaccona
2. Fuga (Risoluto, non troppo vivo)
3. Melodia (Adagio)
4. Presto
3 Masques, Op.34: Scheherazade/Shéhérazade (lento assai, languido)
3 Masques, Op.34: Blazen Tantris/Tantris the Clown (vivace assai, buffo e caproccioso)
3 Masques, Op.34: Serenada Din Juana/Don Juan's Serenade (vivace, quasi imprivvisando)
Piano Sonata No. 3, Op.36: I. Presto (leggiero e delicamente)
Piano Sonata No. 3, Op.36: II. Adagio. Mesto
Piano Sonata No. 3, Op.36: III. Assai vivace. Scherzando
Piano Sonata No. 3, Op.36: IV. Fuga. Allegro moderato. Scherzando e buffo
Métopes, Op.29: Wyspa syren/The Isle of Siren (lento, molto rubato e improvisando)
Métopes, Op.29: Kalipso/Calypso
Métopes, Op.29: Nauzykaa/Nausicaa
English Suite No. 6 in D minor BWV811: Prélude
English Suite No. 6 in D minor BWV811: Allemande
English Suite No. 6 in D minor BWV811: Courante
English Suite No. 6 in D minor BWV811: Sarabande
English Suite No. 6 in D minor BWV811: Double
English Suite No. 6 in D minor BWV811: Gavotte I
English Suite No. 6 in D minor BWV811: Gavotte II - Gavotte I da capo
English Suite No. 6 in D minor BWV811: Gigue
Piano sonata No 31 in A flat major Op. 110: I Moderato cantabile
Piano sonata No 31 in A flat major Op. 110: II Allegro molto
Piano sonata No 31 in A flat major Op. 110: III Adagio ma non troppo -
Piano sonata No 31 in A flat major Op. 110: Arioso dolente
Piano sonata No 31 in A flat major Op. 110: Fuga. Allegro ma non troppo
Piano sonata No 31 in A flat major Op. 110: L'istesso tempo dell'arioso
Piano sonata No 31 in A flat major Op. 110: L'istesso tempo della Fuga, poi di nuovo vivente
Variations Op. 27: I Sehr mäßig
Variations Op. 27: II Sehr schnell
Variations Op. 27: III Ruhig, fließend
Partita No.6 in E minor, BWV 830: Toccata
Partita No.6 in E minor, BWV 830: Allemande
Partita No.6 in E minor, BWV 830: Courante
Partita No.6 in E minor, BWV 830: Air
Partita No.6 in E minor, BWV 830: Sarabande
Partita No.6 in E minor, BWV 830: Tempo di gavotta
Partita No.6 in E minor, BWV 830: Gigue
Partita No.3 in A minor, BWV 827: Fantasia
Partita No.3 in A minor, BWV 827: Allemande
Partita No.3 in A minor, BWV 827: Courante
Partita No.3 in A minor, BWV 827: Sarabande
Partita No.3 in A minor, BWV 827: Burlesca
Partita No.3 in A minor, BWV 827: Scherzo
Partita No.3 in A minor, BWV 827: Gigue
Partita No.1 in B flat major, BWV 825: Praeludium
Partita No.1 in B flat major, BWV 825: Allemande
Partita No.1 in B flat major, BWV 825: Courante
Partita No.1 in B flat major, BWV 825: Sarabande
Partita No.1 in B flat major, BWV 825: Menuet I
Partita No.1 in B flat major, BWV 825: Menuet II
Bach, JS: Partita No. 1 in B-Flat Major, BWV 825: Gigue
Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, K.491: I. Allegro - Cadenza - Tempo I
Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, K.491: II. Larghetto
Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, K.491: III. Allegretto
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K.467: I. Allegro maestoso
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467: II. Andante
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K.467: III. Allegro vivace assai
33 Variations on a Waltz in C major by Diabelli, Op.120: Tema: Vivace
33 Variations on a Waltz in C major by Diabelli, Op.120: Variation I: Alla marcia maestoso
33 Variations on a Waltz in C major by Diabelli, Op.120: Variation II: Poco allegro
33 Variations on a Waltz in C major by Diabelli, Op.120: Variation III: L'istesso tempo
33 Variations on a Waltz in C major by Diabelli, Op.120: Variation IV: Un poco piů vivace
33 Variations on a Waltz in C major by Diabelli, Op.120: Variation V: Allegro vivace
33 Variations on a Waltz in C major by Diabelli, Op.120: Variation VI: Allegro, ma non troppo
33 Variations on a Waltz in C major by Diabelli, Op.120: Variation VII: Un poco piů allegro
33 Variations on a Waltz in C major by Diabelli, Op.120: Variation VIII: Poco vivace
33 Variations on a Waltz in C major by Diabelli, Op.120: Variation IX: Allegro pesante e risoluto
33 Variations on a Waltz in C major by Diabelli, Op.120: Variation X: Presto
33 Variations on a Waltz in C major by Diabelli, Op.120: Variation XI: Allegretto
33 Variations on a Waltz in C major by Diabelli, Op.120: Variation XII: Un poco piů mosso
33 Variations on a Waltz in C major by Diabelli, Op.120: Variation XIII: Vivace
33 Variations on a Waltz in C major by Diabelli, Op.120: Variation XIV: Grave e maestoso
33 Variations on a Waltz in C major by Diabelli, Op.120: Variation XV: Presto scherzando
33 Variations on a Waltz in C major by Diabelli, Op.120: Variation XVI: Allegro
33 Variations on a Waltz in C major by Diabelli, Op.120: Variation XVII: Allegro
33 Variations on a Waltz in C major by Diabelli, Op.120: Variation XVIII: Moderato
33 Variations on a Waltz in C major by Diabelli, Op.120: Variation XIX: Presto
33 Variations on a Waltz in C major by Diabelli, Op.120: Variation XX: Andante
33 Variations on a Waltz in C major by Diabelli, Op.120: Variation XXI: Allegro con brio
33 Variations on a Waltz in C major by Diabelli, Op.120: Variation XXII: Molto allegro (alla 'Notte e giorno faticar' di Mozart)
33 Variations on a Waltz in C major by Diabelli, Op.120: Variation XXIII: Assai allegro
33 Variations on a Waltz in C major by Diabelli, Op.120: Variation XXIV: Fughetta. Andante
33 Variations on a Waltz in C major by Diabelli, Op.120: Variation XXV: Allegro
33 Variations on a Waltz in C major by Diabelli, Op.120: Variation XXVI: Allegro
33 Variations on a Waltz in C major by Diabelli, Op.120: Variation XXVII: Vivace
33 Variations on a Waltz in C major by Diabelli, Op.120: Variation XXVIII: Allegro
33 Variations on a Waltz in C major by Diabelli, Op.120: Variation XXIX: Adagio, ma non troppo
33 Variations on a Waltz in C major by Diabelli, Op.120: Variation XXX: Andante, sempre cantabile
33 Variations on a Waltz in C major by Diabelli, Op.120: Variation XXXI: Largo, molto espressivo
33 Variations on a Waltz in C major by Diabelli, Op.120: Variation XXXII: Fuga. Allegro
33 Variations on a Waltz in C major by Diabelli, Op.120: Variation XXXIII: Tempo di menuetto, moderato (ma non tirarsi dietro)


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