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Fiorentino Edition Vol 1 - The Berlin Recordings

Fiorentino
Release Date: 01/10/2012 
Label:  Piano Classics   Catalog #: 33   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Robert SchumannFranz SchubertFrédéric ChopinFranz Liszt,   ... 
Performer:  Sergio Fiorentino
Number of Discs: 10 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“He is the only other pianist” said the legendary Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli of Sergio Fiorentino (1927-1998). How is it that one of the greatest geniuses of the 20-th century is still so unknown? The answer leads to the personality of artist: Fiorentino was no career-hunter, had no big ego, was serving the music instead of himself, an “Enlightened” person and true aristocrat (Gianni Cesarini). This 10-CD set presents the recordings Fiorentino made between 1994 and 1997 in the Siemenvilla in Berlin, a testimony of a great musical mind and technical command, of works by Schumann, Liszt, Chopin, Schubert, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Scriabin and Bach. “He is the only other pianist” said the legendary Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli of Sergio Fiorentino (1927-1998). How is it that one of the greatest geniuses of the 20-th century is still so unknown? The answer leads to the personality of artist: Fiorentino was no career-hunter, had no big ego, was serving the music instead of himself, an “Enlightened” person and true aristocrat (Gianni Cesarini). This 10-CD set presents the recordings Fiorentino made between 1994 and 1997 in the Siemenvilla in Berlin, a testimony of a great musical mind and technical command, of works by Schumann, Liszt, Chopin, Schubert, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Scriabin and Bach. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Phantasie for Piano in C major, Op. 17 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1838; Germany 
2.
Sonata for Piano in A major, D 664/Op. 120 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819/1825; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Sonata for Piano in A minor, D 537/Op. 164 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, B 155/Op. 58 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
5.
Sonata for Piano in B flat major, D 960 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Sonata for Piano in B minor, S 178 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852-1853; Weimar, Germany 
7.
Harmonies poétiques et réligieuses, S 173: no 7, Funérailles by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1852; Weimar, Germany 
8.
Concert Etudes (3) for Piano, S 144: no 2 in F minor, La leggierezza by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1848; Weimar, Germany 
9.
Concert Etudes (2) for Piano, S 145: no 1, Waldesrauschen by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1862-63; Rome, Italy 
10.
Ballade for Piano no 2 in B minor, S 171 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Weimar, Germany 
11.
Ballade for Piano no 1 in D flat major, S 170 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1848; Weimar, Germany 
12.
Prelude, Fugue and Variation for Organ in B minor, Op. 18 by César Franck
Performer:  Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; France 
Notes: Arranger: Bauer 
13.
Prelude, Chorale and Fugue for Piano, M 21 by César Franck
Performer:  Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; France 
14.
Prelude, Aria and Finale for Piano, M 23 by César Franck
Performer:  Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1887; France 
15.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in G sharp minor, Op. 19 "Sonata fantasy" by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892-1897; Russia 
16.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913/1931; Russia 
17.
Sonata for Piano no 8 in B flat major, Op. 84 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939-1944; USSR 
18.
Sonata for Piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 6 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892; Russia 
19.
Sonata for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 28 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907; Russia 
20.
Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 532 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Germany 
Notes: Transcribed: Busoni; Arranged: Fiorentino 
21.
French Suite no 5 in G major, BWV 816 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
22.
Suite from the Violin Partita in E major: Prelude, Gavotte & Gigue, transcription for piano after J. S. Bach, TN iii/1 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1933 
23.
Prelude and Fugue in E flat major, BWV 552 "St Anne" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: Transcribed: Busoni; Arranged: Fiorentino 
24.
Partita for Keyboard no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
25.
Sonata for Violin solo no 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Notes: Transcribed: Fiorentino 
26.
Partita for Keyboard no 4 in D major, BWV 828 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Germany 
27.
Suite bergamasque by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
28.
Work(s) by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
29.
Work(s) by Moritz Moszkowski
Performer:  Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
30.
Work(s) by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
31.
Work(s) by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
32.
Work(s) by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
Period: Romantic 

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