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Dreams Of Love - The Ultimate Romantic Piano Album


Release Date: 01/12/1999 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 466097   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Franz LisztClaude DebussyErik SatieMaurice Ravel,   ... 
Performer:  Jorge BoletPascal RogéJean-Yves ThibaudetVladimir Ashkenazy,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A very good compilation of music that could be classified under the broad label 'nocturne.' Each of the six pianists represented is showcased in music they are particularly famous for playing well: Vladimir Ashkenazy in Chopin and Beethoven, Jorge Bolet in Liszt, Radu Lupu in Schumann, Pascal Rogé in Debussy and Satie, Jean-Yves Thibaudet in Ravel, and Alicia de Larrocha in Grieg. One particularly nice bit of programming is that, with the exception of the two movements taken from Beethoven sonatas, virtually all of the music here is either an independent piece or is commonly excerpted. Listeners looking for the particular mood that this album embodies could not find this music better played all in one place. A very good compilation of music that could be classified under the broad label 'nocturne.' Each of the six pianists represented is showcased in music they are particularly famous for playing well: Vladimir Ashkenazy in Chopin and Beethoven, Jorge Bolet in Liszt, Radu Lupu in Schumann, Pascal Rogé in Debussy and Satie, Jean-Yves Thibaudet in Ravel, and Alicia de Larrocha in Grieg. One particularly nice bit of programming is that, with the exception of the two movements taken from Beethoven sonatas, virtually all of the music here is either an independent piece or is commonly excerpted. Listeners looking for the particular mood that this album embodies could not find this music better played all in one place. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Liebesträume for Piano, S 541: no 3, O Lieb, so lang by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 50 Secs. 
2. Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Pascal Rogé (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 32 Secs. 
3. Poèmes (7) de Banville: no 1, Rêverie by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Pascal Rogé (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1880-1882; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 54 Secs. 
4. Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 1, Lent et douloureux by Erik Satie
Performer:  Pascal Rogé (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
5. Arabesques (2) for Piano: no 1 in E major, Andante con moto by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Pascal Rogé (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888-1891; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
6. Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 10 Secs. 
7. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 3 in E major, B 74 "Tristesse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
8. Préludes, Book 1: no 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Pascal Rogé (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
9. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, Op. 15: no 2 in F sharp major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
10. Kinderszenen, Op. 15: no 7, Träumerei by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Radu Lupu (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
11. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 5, Op. 54: no 4, Notturno by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Norway 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
12. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
13. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 15 in D flat major "Raindrop" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 16 Secs. 
14. Bagatelle for Piano in A minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
15. Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 0 Secs. 
16. Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 2 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
17. Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": 2nd movement, Adagio cantabile by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
18. Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight": 1st movement, Adagio sostenuto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 7 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Liebestraum No.3 in A flat, S.541 No.3
Suite bergamasque, L. 75: 3. Clair de lune
Rêverie, L. 68
3 Gymnopédies: No.1
Deux Arabesques L. 66: No. 1 Andante con moto
Pavane pour une infante défunte
12 Etudes, Op.10: No. 3 In E "Tristesse"
Préludes - Book 1, L. 117: 8. La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin
Nocturne No.5 in F sharp, Op.15 No.2
Kinderszenen, Op.15: 7. Träumerei
Lyric Pieces, Op.54: 4. Notturno
Nocturne No.2 in E Flat, Op.9 No.2
24 Préludes, Op.28: 15. in D flat major ("Raindrop")
Bagatelle in A minor, WoO 59 -"Für Elise"
Berceuse in D Flat, Op.57
Waltz No.7 in C sharp minor, Op.64 No.2
Piano Sonata No.8 in C minor, Op.13 -"Pathétique": 2. Adagio Cantabile
Piano Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor, Op.27 No.2 -"Moonlight": 1. Adagio sostenuto

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