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Dorman: Piano Sonatas No 1-3, Etc / Eliran Avni


Release Date: 05/16/2006 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8579001   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Avner Dorman
Performer:  Eliran Avni
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Avner Dorman, a 31-year-old Israeli composer who lives in New York, clearly believes that the language of the early 20th century — essentially tonal but ripping free of tonality; within shouting distance of Romanticism but not under its shadow — can still be useful. Though the piano works here are accessible and inviting, describing Mr. Dorman as conservative wouldn't be quite right. These works draw on the energy and spikiness of Prokofiev and Bartok in textures interwoven with moves borrowed from rock, jazz and Middle Eastern folk music...Eliran Avni plays these works with an assurance and flexibility that make them sound as if they had been in his repertory forever. He has the ironclad technique that Mr. Dorman's writing demands, but Read more there is ample suppleness in his playing as well, a quality that makes the slow, quiet movements as arresting as the fiery ones."
- Allan Kozinn, NEW YORK TIMES Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Piano Sonata no 1 "Classical" by Avner Dorman
Performer:  Eliran Avni (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1999; Israel 
Venue:  Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, Lenox, MA 
Length: 15 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, Lenox, MA (09/06/2005 - 09/07/2005) 
2. Moments Musicaux (2) by Avner Dorman
Performer:  Eliran Avni (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2003; Israel 
Venue:  Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, Lenox, MA 
Length: 9 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, Lenox, MA (09/06/2005 - 09/07/2005) 
3. Prelude no 1 by Avner Dorman
Performer:  Eliran Avni (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1992; Israel 
Venue:  Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, Lenox, MA 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Notes: Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, Lenox, MA (09/06/2005 - 09/07/2005) 
4. Azerbaijani Dance by Avner Dorman
Performer:  Eliran Avni (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2005; Israel 
Venue:  Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, Lenox, MA 
Length: 6 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, Lenox, MA (09/06/2005 - 09/07/2005) 
5. Piano Sonata no 2 by Avner Dorman
Performer:  Eliran Avni (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2000; Israel 
Venue:  Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, Lenox, MA 
Length: 12 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Notes: Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, Lenox, MA (09/06/2005 - 09/07/2005) 
6. Piano Sonata no 3 "Dance Suite" by Avner Dorman
Performer:  Eliran Avni (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2005; Israel 
Venue:  Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, Lenox, MA 
Length: 14 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Notes: Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, Lenox, MA (09/06/2005 - 09/07/2005) 

Sound Samples

Piano Sonata No. 1, "Classical": I. Sostenuto - Allegro
Piano Sonata No. 1, "Classical": II. Andantino a piacere
Piano Sonata No. 1, "Classical": III. Allegro molto
2 Moments Musicaux: Moment No. 1: Adagio
2 Moments Musicaux: Moment No. 2: Presto
Prelude No. 1
Azerbaijani Dance
Piano Sonata No. 2: I. Adagio con rubato - Andantino
Piano Sonata No. 2: II. Presto
Piano Sonata No. 3, "Dance Suite": I. Prelude
Piano Sonata No. 3, "Dance Suite": II. Oud and Kanun
Piano Sonata No. 3, "Dance Suite": III. Techno

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