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Early Departures / Varga


Release Date: 06/29/2018 
Label:  Sono Luminus   Catalog #: 92223  
Composer:  Tudor DumitrescuDinu LipattiLeos JanácekJohann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Matei Varga
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Matei Varga’s artistry has received standing ovations from audiences around the world and superlative reviews from prominent critics. Noting that “it is hard to find the right words to describe the beauty” of Mr. Varga’s playing, Corriere della Sera’s chief critic Paolo Isotta praised the young artist as a “true poet of the keyboard, a musician of depth, and a genuine artist.” Other critics have found his performances “impressive” (Gramophone, 2016), “magical” (Süddeutsche Zeitung, 2009), “colorful, vivacious [and] engaging” (Le Diapason, 2012). Discovered at age 10 by soprano Mariana Nicolesco, he went on to win top prizes at the George Enescu International Piano Competition and the International Maria Canals Piano Competition. Mr. Read more Varga is also a recipient of the Salon de Virtuosi Career Grant and a runner-up at the Vendome Prize in Lisbon, where he was singled out by Elisabeth Leonskaja who awarded him a special prize. This release features rarely heard and recorded works by Dinu Lipatti and Tudor Dumitrescu, the theme throughout the album being the undercurrent of sadness that all of these pieces possess. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Preludes (7) for Piano by Tudor Dumitrescu
Performer:  Matei Varga (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Romania 
2.
Prelude for Piano in C-Sharp Minor by Tudor Dumitrescu
Performer:  Matei Varga (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Romania 
3.
Prelude for Piano in B Minor by Tudor Dumitrescu
Performer:  Matei Varga (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Romania 
4.
Sonata romantică for Piano by Dinu Lipatti
Performer:  Matei Varga (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Romania 
5.
Little Suite for Piano: Prelude by Dinu Lipatti
Performer:  Matei Varga (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Romania 
6.
Nocturne for Piano in A minor by Dinu Lipatti
Performer:  Matei Varga (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; Romania 
7.
Nocturne for Piano in F sharp minor by Dinu Lipatti
Performer:  Matei Varga (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; Romania 
8.
In the mists by Leos Janácek
Performer:  Matei Varga (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; Czech Republic 
9.
Concerto in D minor after Alessandro Marcello, BWV 974: 2nd movement, Adagio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Matei Varga (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Germany 

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