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Learning By Example Vol 2 - For The Young Pianist / Shehori


Release Date: 11/26/2002 
Label:  Cembal D'amour   Catalog #: 119   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Muzio ClementiGeorg Anton BendaWolfgang Amadeus MozartLudwig van Beethoven,   ... 
Performer:  Mordecai Shehori
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Tracklist:
Muzio CLEMENTI (1752-1832)
1-3. Sonatina in G major, Op. 36, No. 2 [4:43]
4-6. Sonatina in C major, Op. 36, No. 8 [6:25]
7-9. Sonatina in F major, Op. 36, No. 4 [7:02]
10-12. Sonatina in G major, Op. 36, No 5 [10:38]
13-14. Sonatina in D major, Op. 36, No. 6 [6:01]
Georg Anton BENDA (1722-1795)
15. Sonatina in A minor [1:06]
Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791)
16-19. Viennese Sonatina No. 1 in C major [10:49]
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
20-21. Sonatina in F major, Anh. 5 [4:14]
Fritz SPINDLER (1817-1905)
22-23. Sonatina in C major, Op. 157, No. 4 [2:39]
Jan Ladislav DUSSEK (1760-1812)
24-25. Sonatina in G major,
Read more Op. 20, No. 1 [3:30]
Friedrich KUHLAU (1786-1832)
26-27. Sonatina in C major, Op. 55, No. 1 [4:19]
28-29. Sonatina in C major, Op. 55, No. 3 [4:54]
Anton DIABELLI (1781-1858)
30-32. Sonatina in G major, Op. 151, No. 16 [5:22]
Dmitri KABALEVSKY (1904-1987)
33-35. Sonatina in A minor, Op. 13, No. 1 [7:18]

R E V I E W:

The second volume in pianist Mordecai Shehori's "Learning by Example" series showcases a broad range of classical sonatinas by Clementi, Mozart, Beethoven, Benda, Spindler, Dussek, Kuhlau, and Diabelli, with a conservative "modern" like Kabalevsky thrown in for good measure. These works are ideal for students, owing to their modest technical demands and delightful musical value. Mordecai Shehori performs them beautifully. Listen, for example, to how imaginatively he gauges balances between his right and left hands as well as subtle dynamic gradations that keep the textures vibrant and alive. What's more, Shehori achieves this through hand balance and finger power alone, with virtually no help at all from the sustain pedal. The dry sound is typical of Cembal d'amour's overly close-up engineering, yet it suits this repertoire to more appropriate effect than in the pianist's Liszt release on this same label. Once in a while, however, I detect a few slightly out-of-tune notes. In all, this is the most musically centered playing I've heard from Shehori on disc since his excellent live Brahms F minor sonata.
--Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Progressive Sonatinas (6) for Piano, Op. 36: no 2 in G major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Mordecai Shehori (Piano)
Period: Classical 
2.
Progressive Sonatinas (6) for Piano, Op. 36: no 4 in F major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Mordecai Shehori (Piano)
Period: Classical 
3.
Progressive Sonatinas (6) for Piano, Op. 36: no 5 in G major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Mordecai Shehori (Piano)
Period: Classical 
4.
Progressive Sonatinas (6) for Piano, Op. 36: no 3 in C major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Mordecai Shehori (Piano)
Period: Classical 
5.
Progressive Sonatinas (6) for Piano, Op. 36: no 6 in D major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Mordecai Shehori (Piano)
Period: Classical 
6.
Sonatinas (34) for Keyboard: in A minor by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Mordecai Shehori (Piano)
Period: Classical 
7.
Viennese Sonatinas (6) for Piano, K 439b: no 1 in C major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Mordecai Shehori (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Sonatinas (2) for Piano, WoO Anh 5: no 2 in F major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Mordecai Shehori (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1790-1792; Bonn, Germany 
9.
Sonatina for Piano in C major, Op. 157 no 4 by Fritz Spindler
Performer:  Mordecai Shehori (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
10.
Sonatina for Piano in G major, Op. 20 no 1 by Jan Ladislav Dussek
Performer:  Mordecai Shehori (Piano)

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