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Moscheles: Complete Concert Studies / Piers Lane

Moscheles / Lane
Release Date: 07/12/2011 
Label:  Helios   Catalog #: 55387   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ignaz Moscheles
Performer:  Piers Lane
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Given Moscheles contemporary fame it is surprising how much his reputation has faded. He bridged the gap between the Classical and Romantic movements and, though a fine pianist and a sincere and skilled craftsman as a composer, his downfall was surely that his transitional idiom was quickly overshadowed by the Titans of the new Romantic movement such as Chopin, Schumann and Liszt. None of this need concern us now—his music has its own worth, as our recordings of his concertos have shown.

This CD brings together all his works that could be described as ‘concert studies’ (it excludes the Op 70 set as these are much more didactic in nature). The Op 95 set is probably his greatest solo piano work and the many foretastes of later
Read more composers such as Schumann and Brahms reveal the influence that Moscheles had on later generations.

Piers Lane does his customary magnificent job in presenting these studies, most of which are premiere recordings.

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"Hyperion furnishes excellent recorded sound in a release of truly generous length, and Henry Roche does a splendid job with the liner notes. Enthusiastically recommended." - Fanfare
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Works on This Recording

1.
Grande Etude for Piano, Op. 126 by Ignaz Moscheles
Performer:  Piers Lane (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century 
2.
Etudes (2) for Piano, Op. 98 by Ignaz Moscheles
Performer:  Piers Lane (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1840; Paris, France 
3.
Etudes (2) for Piano, Op. 105 by Ignaz Moscheles
Performer:  Piers Lane (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1841 
4.
Characteristic Studies (12), Op. 95 by Ignaz Moscheles
Performer:  Piers Lane (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1837; London, England 
5.
Grand Concert Studies (4) for Piano, Op. 111 by Ignaz Moscheles
Performer:  Piers Lane (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845 

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