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Marc-andre Hamelin Live At Wigmore Hall - Alkan, Busoni, Etc


Release Date: 01/24/1995 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 66765   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenFrédéric ChopinCharles Valentin AlkanFerruccio Busoni,   ... 
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

PENGUIN GUIDE ROSETTE GRAMOPHONE EDITOR'S CHOICE / CRITICS' CHOICE CLASSIC CD 100 GREATEST DISCS OF THE DECADE 'The most dazzling piano disc of the year' (The Guardian) 'Terrifying virtuosity, scorching pianism, ineffable beauty and a mind equal to his fingers, Hamelin is one of 19th-century piano music's most meteoric talents ever to blaze the pianistic firmament' (Soundscapes, Australia) 'Titanic... awe-inspiring... truly phenomenal... A disc I cannot recommend too highly. Buy it!' (Gramophone) 'An exceptional disc by one of the keyboard phenomena of today... Jaw dropping... An awesome display of virtuoso pianism' (Classic CD) 'A feast for lovers of titanic piano playing' (American Record Guide) 'Superlatives fail me: just go out and buy Read more it!' (Hi Fi News) 'This is amongst the most spectacular piano issues of the decade' (Penguin Guide to Compact Discs) 'Une fois de plus des pages extrêmement difficiles soulignent une maîtrise digitale impressionante' (Diapason, France) 'Every Hamelin recording is an Event, and this is not to be missed by anyone who cares for genuinely transcendental playing' (Fanfare, USA) 'Some of the most astonishing playing of the decade' (BBC Music Magazine Top 1000 CDs Guide) CLASSIC CD 100 Greatest Discs of the Decade Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37: 1st movement, Allegro con brio by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1994 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London, England 
Length: 18 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Charles Valentin Alkan. 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11: 2nd movement, Romanze by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 06/1994 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London, England 
Length: 10 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Mily Balakirev 
3.
Grandes Études (3) for Piano, Op. 76 by Charles Valentin Alkan
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1838; France 
Date of Recording: 06/1994 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London, England 
Length: 29 Minutes 52 Secs. 
4.
Sonatina super Carmen, K 284 "Kammerfantasie" by Ferruccio Busoni
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1994 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 35 Secs. 
5.
Forgotten Melodies (8) for Piano, Op. 38: no 3, Danza festiva by Nikolai Medtner
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918-1920; USSR 
Date of Recording: 06/1994 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 16 Secs. 

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