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Korngold: Piano Works Vol 1 / Alexander Frey


Release Date: 09/12/2000 
Label:  Koch International Classics Catalog #: 7427   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Alexander Frey
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Alexander Frey responds with sensitivity to the rubato and general ebb and flow of Korngold’s deeply Viennese, waltz-imbued music.

All this music is enchanting – and, astonishingly, was written before the composer turned 15. The child prodigy Korngold’s proficiency is mind-boggling, and to judge from these pieces he must have been quite a pianist as well. All of these short pieces are pictorial, and so evocative and full of fluctuations of mood and image that they almost form a premonition of Korngold’s future success in composing film scores. The Märchenbilder evoke fairy-tales and their characters; Don Quixote depicts six elements of a book that the youthful composer precociously adored; and each of the Four
Read more Waltzes is named after a different young girl he liked. Pianist Alexander Frey responds with sensitivity to the rubato and general ebb and flow of Korngold’s deeply Viennese, waltz-imbued music; it’s certainly good news that this is just the first disc in what will be a complete set of the composer’s piano music.

-- Jessica Duchen, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
Märchenbilder (7) for Piano, Op. 3 by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Alexander Frey (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910 
2.
Waltzes (4) for Piano by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Alexander Frey (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Austria 
3.
Don Quixote by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Alexander Frey (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; Austria 

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