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Jocelyn Swigger - Piano Recital


Release Date: 08/11/2009 
Label:  Con Brio   Catalog #: 28452   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Maurice RavelWolfgang Amadeus MozartFrédéric ChopinJohann Sebastian Bach,   ... 
Performer:  Jocelyn Swigger
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The outstanding characteristics of this debut CD of Jocelyn Swigger lie in the extraordinary, highly charged energy she applies to all of this music. She begins with two exuberant movements from Le tombeau de Couperin by Ravel followed by the standard Mozart F Major delivered with effortless vitality. Bach's Partita No. 2 has a serene Sarabande played with the left pedal all the way through giving it a gloss and mellow polish. The last three pieces are rarely heard bon-bons; a smooth, artful presentation of Godard's Berceuse from“Jocelyn”, a charmingly raucous, sparkling Bettina Polka of Smetana, and a ferociously electrifying Boogie-Woogie Etude of Morton Gould.

"On the technical front, Swigger is as accomplished as any
Read more I’ve heard in this repertoire." " ...quite assured and sensitive to the nuances of the notes..." "...very fine playing." -- Jerry Dubins, Fanfare Jan/Feb 2010
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Works on This Recording

1.
Le tombeau de Couperin: no 1, Prélude by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Jocelyn Swigger (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1917; France 
2.
Le tombeau de Couperin: no 4, Rigaudon by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Jocelyn Swigger (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1917; France 
3.
Sonata for Piano no 12 in F major, K 332 (300k) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jocelyn Swigger (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 16 Minutes 9 Secs. 
4.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 1 in D flat major "Minute Waltz" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jocelyn Swigger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
5.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 2 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jocelyn Swigger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
6.
Partita for Keyboard no 2 in C minor, BWV 826 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jocelyn Swigger (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Germany 
Length: 19 Minutes 44 Secs. 
7.
Jocelyn, Op. 100: Ah! ne t'éveille pas encor "Berceuse" by Benjamin Godard
Performer:  Jocelyn Swigger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; France 
8.
Bettina's Polka in C major, B 114/T 81 by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Jocelyn Swigger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859/1883; Czech Republic 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
9.
Boogie Woogie Etude by Morton Gould
Performer:  Jocelyn Swigger (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
10.
Le tombeau de Couperin: no 1, Prélude by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Jocelyn Swigger (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1917; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
11.
Le tombeau de Couperin: no 4, Rigaudon by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Jocelyn Swigger (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1917; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
12.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 1 in D flat major "Minute Waltz" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jocelyn Swigger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
13.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 2 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jocelyn Swigger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
14.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27: no 2 in D flat major, B 96 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jocelyn Swigger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 12 Secs. 
15.
Jocelyn, Op. 100: Ah! ne t'éveille pas encor "Berceuse" by Benjamin Godard
Performer:  Jocelyn Swigger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 

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