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Menahem Pressler In Recital [Blu-ray]

Beethoven / Menahem Pressler
Release Date: 04/24/2012 
Label:  Juxtapositions   Catalog #: 3079664  
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenFrédéric ChopinClaude DebussyFranz Schubert
Performer:  Menahem Pressler
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

For more than 50 years, Menahem Pressler was the driving force of the legendary Beaux Arts Trio, giving 6,000 performances until the trio stopped performing in 2009. Pressler is now returning to a solo career. He is the last representative of a pianistic tradition directly connected with the great German and French piano schools: he studied with several pupils of the illustrious Ferruccio Busoni. “Pressler’s ability to give all the voices prominence while simultaneously isolating the melody was amazing. His fingers still retain a youthful facility.” The Washington Post

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REVIEW:

His technique may be somewhat dimmed, but the twinkle of his distinctive sound remains as fresh and beautiful as ever;
Read more so, too, his astute pointing of musical structure, and the sheer love with which he communicates these great works. Pierre-Martin Juban's straightforward, well-judged direction provides a fine match between style and subject.

– BBC Music Magazine Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 31 in A flat major, Op. 110 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Menahem Pressler (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1821-1822; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Mazurkas (5) for Piano, B 61/Op. 7: no 3 in F minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Menahem Pressler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Mazurkas (5) for Piano, B 61/Op. 7: no 1 in B flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Menahem Pressler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 77/Op. 17: no 4 in A minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Menahem Pressler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1833; Paris, France 
5.
Estampes (3) for Piano by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Menahem Pressler (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; France 
6.
Sonata for Piano in B flat major, D 960 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Menahem Pressler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Nocturne for piano in C sharp minor (doubtful), KK Anh.Ia/6 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Menahem Pressler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 

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