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Moszkowski: Piano Music Vol 2 / Seta Tanyel


Release Date: 10/08/2002 
Label:  Helios   Catalog #: 55142   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Moritz Moszkowski
Performer:  Seta Tanyel
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Seta Tanyel's first Moszkowski recital (10/95) received a warm response from BM, whose wish for more is fulfilled here. While the first volume gave the impression of a sampler of Moszkowski's charming pianism, the programme of this second disc offers complete opus numbers, as well as a few longer works. The items presented here span most of Moszkowski's creative career and the full range of his artistry, from the gentle innocence of his salon music (the Morceaux of Opp. 42 and 73) to the extrovert virtuosity of the Etudes de Concert and the wonderfully pianistic transcription of the final scene from Wagner's Tristan und Isolde.

As in her first Moszkowski disc, Tanyel's playing is gracious, affectionate and polished. The
Read more technical demands (often considerable) are surmounted with nonchalant ease and a fluency that belies the music's difficulty. She tends to eschew idiosyncrasy, and her playing does not have the delightful impishness of Stephen Hough (for example, his "Siciliano" from Op. 42 – Virgin Classics, 1/89), but reveals a naturally refined and unassuming stylishness. For me the most impressive piece offered here is the paraphrase of Wagner's Iso!dens Tod, which is in many ways superior to Liszt's famous transcription, and is among Moszkowski's finest piano writing. Seta Tanyel's colourful account is beautifully moulded, giving a sense of inevitability to the ever-intensifying chromaticism, and of climactic culmination to the diatonic release and aftermath, almost achieving the ecstasy of Earl Wild's memorable performance, a set all lovers of super-virtuosity should investigate. Impeccably recorded, this is recommended with enthusiasm.

-- Tim Parry, Gramophone [12/1996]
reviewing the original release of this title, Collins 1473
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Works on This Recording

1.
Morceaux (3) for Piano, Op. 42 by Moritz Moszkowski
Performer:  Seta Tanyel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1886; Germany 
2.
Morceaux (3) for Piano, Op. 73 by Moritz Moszkowski
Performer:  Seta Tanyel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Germany 
3.
Isolde's death from Wagner's "Tristan and Isolde" by Moritz Moszkowski
Performer:  Seta Tanyel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
4.
Grande Valse de Concert for Piano, Op. 88 by Moritz Moszkowski
Performer:  Seta Tanyel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912; Germany 
5.
Fantaisie Impromptu for Piano, Op. 6 by Moritz Moszkowski
Performer:  Seta Tanyel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1873; Germany 
6.
Etudes de Concert (3) for Piano, Op. 24 by Moritz Moszkowski
Performer:  Seta Tanyel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Germany 

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