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Awadagin Pratt - Live From South Africa


Release Date: 01/21/1997 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 55293   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  César FranckJohann Sebastian BachSergei RachmaninovJohannes Brahms
Performer:  Awadagin Pratt
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

...because of Pratt's superb control of inner voices, and even more because of his unfailing imagination (rarely is a gesture repeated without some subtle change in color of phrasing that casts it in a new light), the surface of the music is constantly shimmering, even when Pratt is refraining from making waves...

-- Peter J. Rabinowitz, FANFARE [9/1994]
reviewing Awadagin Pratt's CD A Long Way from Normal
...because of Pratt's superb control of inner voices, and even more because of his unfailing imagination (rarely is a gesture repeated without some subtle change in color of phrasing that casts it in a new light), the surface of the music is constantly shimmering, even when Pratt is refraining from making waves...

-- Peter J. Rabinowitz, FANFARE [9/1994]
reviewing Awadagin Pratt's CD A Long Way from Normal
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Works on This Recording

1. Prelude, Fugue and Variation for Organ in B minor, Op. 18 by César Franck
Performer:  Awadagin Pratt (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; France 
Date of Recording: 12/10/1995 
Venue:  Live  NICO Opera House, Capetown, South Africa 
Notes: Transcribed: Harold Bauer 
2. Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Awadagin Pratt (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1723; ?Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/10/1995 
Venue:  Live  NICO Opera House, Capetown, South Africa 
Notes: Transcribed: Ferruccio Busoni 
3. Orgelbüchlein: Ich ruf'zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Awadagin Pratt (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1713-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/10/1995 
Venue:  Live  NICO Opera House, Capetown, South Africa 
Notes: Transcribed: Ferruccio Busoni 
4. Moments musicaux (6), Op. 16: no 3, Andante cantabile in B minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Awadagin Pratt (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Russia 
Date of Recording: 12/10/1995 
Venue:  Live  NICO Opera House, Capetown, South Africa 
5. Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 10 in B minor, Lento by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Awadagin Pratt (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
Date of Recording: 12/10/1995 
Venue:  Live  NICO Opera House, Capetown, South Africa 
6. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 17 in A flat major, BWV 886 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Awadagin Pratt (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/10/1995 
Venue:  Live  NICO Opera House, Capetown, South Africa 
7. Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Awadagin Pratt (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/10/1995 
Venue:  Live  NICO Opera House, Capetown, South Africa 
8. Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 12 in G sharp minor, Allegro by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Awadagin Pratt (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
Date of Recording: 12/10/1995 
Venue:  Live  NICO Opera House, Capetown, South Africa 
9. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 3 in C sharp major, BWV 872 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Awadagin Pratt (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/10/1995 
Venue:  Live  NICO Opera House, Capetown, South Africa 
10. Intermezzi (3) for Piano, Op. 117 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Awadagin Pratt (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/10/1995 
Venue:  Live  NICO Opera House, Capetown, South Africa 

Sound Samples

Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor BWV903 (Live): Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor BWV903

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