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Harsanyi: Complete Piano Music, Vol. 2 / Koukl

Release Date: 05/08/2020 
Label:  Grand Piano   Catalog #: 807  
Number of Discs: 1 
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The Hungarian-born composer TIBOR HARSÁNYI is now recognized as an important personality in ‘L’École de Paris’. He had a lifelong interest in modern dance, represented here by the Petite suite and Trois Pièces de danse, and he also embraced jazz, which was part of the Parisian atmosphere of the inter-war period, and other influences, while keeping the Central European rhythms and tonalities of his Hungarian origins. The Trois Pièces lyriques is a rare example of Harsányi expressing torment during the turbulent years of the Second World War. GIORGIO KOUKL is a pianist/harpsichordist and composer. He studied at both the Conservatories of Zürich and Milan, where he took part in the masterclasses of Read more Nikita Magaloff, Jacques Février, and Stanislaus Neuhaus, and with Rudolf Firkušný, friend and advocate of Czech composer Bohuslav Martin?. It was through Firkušný that Koukl first encountered Martin?‘s music, and is now considered one of the world’s leading interpreters of Martin?‘s piano music. As a logical continuation of this work, Koukl has recorded the complete solo piano works of Paul Le Flem, Alexander Tcherepnin, Arthur Lourié, Vít?zslava Kaprálová, Witold Lutos?awski, and more recently, Alexandre Tansman and Tibor Harsányi. Read less

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