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Joujoux / Maria Radutu

Chopin / Liszt / Ravel / Radutu
Release Date: 05/20/2014 
Label:  Preiser Records   Catalog #: 91243  
Composer:  Frédéric ChopinFranz LisztMaurice RavelMihail Jora,   ... 
Performer:  Maria Radutu
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In her first album titled Joujoux (Toys) the highly praised Romanian pianist, Maria Radutu explores insightful pieces by outstanding composers of the 19th and 20th Centuries. The centerpiece of the album is the suite titled Joujoux by her compatriot Mihail Jora which has been described as a musical journey through European locales and styles. Also in Joujoux, Jora quotes five of his contemporaries (Ravel, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Debussy and Bartok). Combining musical charm with skillful composition, Jora created a very special sound atmosphere which Maria Radutu skillfully reveals. In her first album titled Joujoux (Toys) the highly praised Romanian pianist, Maria Radutu explores insightful pieces by outstanding composers of the 19th and 20th Centuries. The centerpiece of the album is the suite titled Joujoux by her compatriot Mihail Jora which has been described as a musical journey through European locales and styles. Also in Joujoux, Jora quotes five of his contemporaries (Ravel, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Debussy and Bartok). Combining musical charm with skillful composition, Jora created a very special sound atmosphere which Maria Radutu skillfully reveals. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Andante spianato et Grand polonaise brillante in E flat major, Op. 22 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maria Radutu (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Années de pèlerinage, première année, S 160 "Suisse": no 6, Vallée d'Obermann by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Maria Radutu (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848-1854; Weimar, Germany 
3.
Sonatine for Piano by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Maria Radutu (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1905; France 
4.
Joujoux pour Ma Dame: Ma Dame by Mihail Jora
Performer:  Maria Radutu (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Romania 
5.
Joujoux pour Ma Dame: Ma Dame désire entendre du Strawinski by Mihail Jora
Performer:  Maria Radutu (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Romania 
6.
Joujoux pour Ma Dame: Un Fox-trott pour Ma Dame by Mihail Jora
Performer:  Maria Radutu (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Romania 
7.
Joujoux pour Ma Dame: Où l´on rêve d´un collier de perles fines by Mihail Jora
Performer:  Maria Radutu (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Romania 
8.
Joujoux pour Ma Dame: Tempête dans un verre d´eau by Mihail Jora
Performer:  Maria Radutu (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Romania 
9.
Suite for Piano, Op. 14/Sz 62 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Maria Radutu (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916; Budapest, Hungary 
10.
Little Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 19 by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Maria Radutu (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Etudes (6) for Piano, Book 1: no 4, Fanfares by György Ligeti
Performer:  Maria Radutu (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; Berlin, Germany 

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