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Harsanyi: Complete Piano Works, Vol. 1 / Koukl


Release Date: 01/10/2020 
Label:  Grand Piano   Catalog #: 806  
Composer:  Tibor Harsanyi
Performer:  Giorgio Koukl
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Tibor Harsányi is always associated with ‘L’École de Paris’, a loosely knit collection of expatriate composers living in the city, among them Martin?, Tansman and Tcherepnin. He embraced music from a wide variety of sources, notably from North and South America, and this enriched his own music’s rhythmic vitality and sense of color. In his piano music, Harsányi drew on diverse source material, a free-spirited absorption of Hungarian traditions, neo-Baroque, the comic and jazz, as can be heard in the 5 Préludes brefs. Baby-Dancing draws on the foxtrot, Boston, czárdás and samba, while La Semaine, seven pieces, one for each day of the week, contains nocturnes of stillness, off-beat folk songs and a Read more wealth of color and verve. Giorgio Koukl is a pianist/harpsichordist and composer. He was born in Prague in 1953, and studied there at the State Music School and Conservatory. He continued his studies at both the Conservatories of Zürich and Milan, where he took part in the masterclasses of Nikita Magaloff, Jacques Février, and Stanislaus Neuhaus, and with Rudolf Firkušný, friend and advocate of Czech composer Bohuslav Martin?. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Préludes brefs (5) for Piano by Tibor Harsanyi
Performer:  Giorgio Koukl (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; France 
2.
La Semaine by Tibor Harsanyi
Performer:  Giorgio Koukl (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; France 
3.
Pastorales by Tibor Harsanyi
Performer:  Giorgio Koukl (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; France 
4.
Baby-Dancing by Tibor Harsanyi
Performer:  Giorgio Koukl (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; France 
5.
Bagatelles (5) for Piano by Tibor Harsanyi
Performer:  Giorgio Koukl (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; France 
6.
Études rythmiques (5) for Piano by Tibor Harsanyi
Performer:  Giorgio Koukl (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; France 
7.
Vocalise-étude, "Blues" (version for piano) by Tibor Harsanyi
Performer:  Giorgio Koukl (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; France 
8.
Pičces courtes (6) for Piano by Tibor Harsanyi
Performer:  Giorgio Koukl (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; France 

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