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Eller: Complete Piano Music, Vol. 6 / Lassman


Release Date: 06/01/2018 
Label:  Toccata Classics   Catalog #: 475  
Composer:  Heino Eller
Performer:  Sten Lassmann
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The piano music of the Estonian composer Heino Eller (1887-1970), a total of 206 works, is the largest part of this composer’s output. It is also the largest body of works in Estonian classical music. But most of these pieces are unknown, even though the best of them are original contributions to the piano repertoire of the twentieth century, with Eller’s sensitive lyricism underpinned by gentle humor and an occasional epic tone. Volume Six in this series of nine recordings brings over half a century of music, from 1910 to 1965. It includes the melodious Sonatina in G minor, the spirited ‘Piano Music in Folk Tone’ and the exquisite ‘La fille du nord.’ Sten Lassmann is one of the leading Estonian pianists of his generation. He appears Read more frequently as a soloist and chamber musician, performing in some of the most prestigious venues, such as the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, Purcell Room in London, the Large and Small Halls of the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow, the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatoire Concert Hall in Milan and the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing. He has been playing and recording Heino Eller’s piano works since 2008 and in 2018 recorded the final, ninth volume. Born in 1982 in Tallinn into a family of musicians, he studied at the Tallinn Central School of Music, the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris and the Royal Academy of Music in London. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonatina for Piano in G Minor by Heino Eller
Performer:  Sten Lassmann (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Estonia 
2.
Ballade for Piano in B-Flat Minor by Heino Eller
Performer:  Sten Lassmann (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Estonia 
3.
Fantasie for Piano in F Minor by Heino Eller
Performer:  Sten Lassmann (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Estonia 
4.
Etude for Piano in F Minor by Heino Eller
Performer:  Sten Lassmann (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Estonia 
5.
Impromptu for Piano in B-Flat Minor by Heino Eller
Performer:  Sten Lassmann (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Estonia 
6.
Valse for Piano in B-Flat Minor by Heino Eller
Performer:  Sten Lassmann (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Estonia 
7.
Piano Music in Folk Tone by Heino Eller
Performer:  Sten Lassmann (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Estonia 
8.
Musical Moment for Piano in F-Sharp Minor by Heino Eller
Performer:  Sten Lassmann (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Estonia 
9.
Scherzino for Piano in B Minor by Heino Eller
Performer:  Sten Lassmann (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Estonia 
10.
Caprice for Piano in B Minor by Heino Eller
Performer:  Sten Lassmann (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Estonia 
11.
Herdsman's Song by Heino Eller
Performer:  Sten Lassmann (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Estonia 
12.
La fille du nord by Heino Eller
Performer:  Sten Lassmann (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Estonia 

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