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Paganini at the Piano - Arrangements & Variations / Filipec


Release Date: 03/09/2018 
Label:  Grand Piano   Catalog #: 769  
Composer:  Mark HambourgFerruccio BusoniMichael Von ZadoraNiccolò Paganini,   ... 
Performer:  Goran Filipec
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In the years between 1902 and 1914 some of the world’s greatest pianists published a series of works that explored the lyricism and virtuosity of Paganini’s Caprices. Busoni was the greatest figure among them, but he considered Mark Hambourg to be the greatest pianistic talent of his generation. Both Michael Zadora and Ignaz Friedman carried out inventive free transcriptions while years later the Croatian Boris Papandopulo infused the pungent flavors of mid-twentieth-century idioms into the genre. “With a technique that makes you forget just how exacting these pieces are to play, Filipec not only generates the thrill of a live performance but does so with a disarming swagger and playfulness…” (Gramophone) In the years between 1902 and 1914 some of the world’s greatest pianists published a series of works that explored the lyricism and virtuosity of Paganini’s Caprices. Busoni was the greatest figure among them, but he considered Mark Hambourg to be the greatest pianistic talent of his generation. Both Michael Zadora and Ignaz Friedman carried out inventive free transcriptions while years later the Croatian Boris Papandopulo infused the pungent flavors of mid-twentieth-century idioms into the genre. “With a technique that makes you forget just how exacting these pieces are to play, Filipec not only generates the thrill of a live performance but does so with a disarming swagger and playfulness…” (Gramophone) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Variations of a Theme by Paganini by Mark Hambourg
Performer:  Goran Filipec (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
2.
Introduction and Capriccio paganinesco by Ferruccio Busoni
Performer:  Goran Filipec (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
3.
Eine Paganini-Caprice by Michael Von Zadora
Performer:  Goran Filipec (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
4.
Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1: no 19 in E flat major by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Goran Filipec (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1805; Italy 
5.
Studies on a theme by Paganini, Op. 47b by Ignaz Friedman
Performer:  Goran Filipec (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; Poland 
6.
Capriccios (3) after Paganini by Boris Papandopulo
Performer:  Goran Filipec (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Croatia 

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