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Enescu: Complete Works for Solo Piano, Vol. 3 / Solaun


Release Date: 09/09/2016 
Label:  Grand Piano   Catalog #: 707  
Composer:  George Enescu
Performer:  Josu de Solaun
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This third and final volume dedicated to Enescu's piano works shows the unique blend of influences he acquired during his teenage years in Vienna and Paris. These start with his Brahms-like treatment of the piano as a symphonic instrument in the Scherzo and Ballade to the infusion of French late-Romanticism and Faure in the Impromptus. The crowning achievement of these early compositions is the Suite dans le style ancien, Enescu's first public solo piano opus, a stylised evocation of Bach seen through the prism of turn-of-the-century Paris.

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REVIEW:

De Solaun never makes heavy weather of Enescu’s demanding writing, but lets expression lead at all times, no matter how intense the virtuosity.
Read more There’s a bouncy vitality to his playing, a warm and intimate approach to phrasing and beautifully mellow tone quality.

– BBC Music Magazine Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Scherzo for Piano by George Enescu
Performer:  Josu de Solaun (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1896; France 
2.
Ballade for piano in B flat major by George Enescu
Performer:  Josu de Solaun (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1894 
3.
Prélude for piano by George Enescu
Performer:  Josu de Solaun (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
4.
Scherzo for Piano by George Enescu
Performer:  Josu de Solaun (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1896; France 
5.
Barcarolle, for piano in B flat major (incomplete) by George Enescu
Performer:  Josu de Solaun (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1897 
6.
La Fileuse, for piano in D major by George Enescu
Performer:  Josu de Solaun (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1897 
7.
Regrets, for piano in G flat major by George Enescu
Performer:  Josu de Solaun (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1898 
8.
Suite for Piano no 1, Op. 3 "Dans le style ancien" by George Enescu
Performer:  Josu de Solaun (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1897; Paris, France 
9.
Impromptu for piano in A flat major by George Enescu
Performer:  Josu de Solaun (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1898 
10.
Impromptu for piano in C major by George Enescu
Performer:  Josu de Solaun (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
11.
Modérément by George Enescu
Performer:  Josu de Solaun (Piano)

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