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Brahms, Bartok, & Liszt / Alexandre Kantorow

Bartok / Kantorow
Release Date: 09/04/2020 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 380  
Composer:  Johannes BrahmsBéla BartókFranz Liszt
Performer:  Alexandre Kantorow
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In 2019, at the age of 22, Alexandre Kantorow became the first French pianist to win the prestigious Tchaikovsky Competition. Before then he had released three acclaimed albums, awarded distinctions such as Diapason d'or de l'Année and Gramophone's Editor's Choice and earning Kantorow descriptions ranging from 'Liszt reincarnated' to 'a firebreathing virtuoso with a poetic charm and innate stylistic mastery'. The present recital, his first release since the Tchaikovsky Competition, offers plenty of scope for virtuosity, poetry and charm, always filtered through an acute stylistic consciousness. The programme is constructed around three rhapsodies, a genre whose improvisatory character corresponds perfectly with the spirit of Read more Romanticism but here interpreted by three highly distinct artistic temperaments: Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms and Béla Bartók. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Rhapsodies (2) for Piano, Op. 79: no 1 in B minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Alexandre Kantorow (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Austria 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in F sharp minor, Op. 2 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Alexandre Kantorow (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852; Germany 
3.
Rhapsody for Piano, Op. 1/BB 36a by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Alexandre Kantorow (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; Budapest, Hungary 
4.
Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 11 in A minor by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alexandre Kantorow (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Weimar, Germany 

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