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Palmgren: Piano Sonata, 24 Preludes / Henri Sigfridsson

Palmgren / Sigfridsson
Release Date: 06/26/2012 
Label:  Ondine   Catalog #: 1192-2   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Selim Palmgren
Performer:  Henri Sigfridsson
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Selim Palmgren (1878-1951) is regarded as the most important post-romantic piano composer in Finland. The core of his output is formed by his five piano concertos and more than 300 small pieces for piano. Not for nothing was he dubbed the "Chopin of the North".

The Sonata in D minor is Palmgren's most extensive work for piano and it was hailed as a milestone in Finnish music. The 24 preludes contain many of Palmgren's finest gems, covering a wide range of styles and expressions.

Henri Sigfridsson (b. 1974), one of the major Finnish musical talents of his generations, has built up a successful international career, been winner of important competitions and performed at major concert venues and European
Read more music festivals, including Salzburg, Lucerne, Ruhr, Gstaad and Lockenhaus. Since April 2011 he is Professor at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen and thus holder of one of the highest positions in this field.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano in D minor, Op. 11 by Selim Palmgren
Performer:  Henri Sigfridsson (Piano)
2.
Toukokuu, Op. 27: no 4, Kevatyo May night by Selim Palmgren
Performer:  Henri Sigfridsson (Piano)
3.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 17 by Selim Palmgren
Performer:  Henri Sigfridsson (Piano)

Sound Samples

Piano Sonata in D minor, Op. 11: I. Un poco sostenuto
Piano Sonata in D minor, Op. 11: II. Un poco moderato
Piano Sonata in D minor, Op. 11: III. Finale: Molto allegro con spirito
Toukokuu, Op. 27: No. 4. Kevatyo May night
24 Preludes, Op. 17: No. 1. Andante
24 Preludes, Op. 17: No. 2. Kansan tapaan
24 Preludes, Op. 17: No. 3. Allegretto con grazia
24 Preludes, Op. 17: No. 4. Tempo di valse (poco moderato)
24 Preludes, Op. 17: No. 5. Presto
24 Preludes, Op. 17: No. 6. Sarabande: Andante cantabile
24 Preludes, Op. 17: No. 7. Un poco mosso
24 Preludes, Op. 17: No. 8. Allegro feroce
24 Preludes, Op. 17: No. 9. Cradle Song
24 Preludes, Op. 17: No. 10. Kansan tapaan
24 Preludes, Op. 17: No. 11. Unikuva
24 Preludes, Op. 17: No. 12. The Sea
24 Preludes, Op. 17: No. 13. Veloce
24 Preludes, Op. 17: No. 14. Pesante
24 Preludes, Op. 17: No. 15. Piiritanssi
24 Preludes, Op. 17: No. 16. Andante con moto
24 Preludes, Op. 17: No. 17. Allegro agitato
24 Preludes, Op. 17: No. 18. Duo: Rubato
24 Preludes, Op. 17: No. 19. Bird Song
24 Preludes, Op. 17: No. 20. In memoriam: Lugubre
24 Preludes, Op. 17: No. 21. Un poco mosso
24 Preludes, Op. 17: No. 22. Kansan tapaan
24 Preludes, Op. 17: No. 23. Venezia: Malinconico
24 Preludes, Op. 17: No. 24. The War

Customer Reviews

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 Magnificent piano music November 9, 2013 By Christian H. (Mercier, QC) See All My Reviews "I had a lot listen to piano music. Now, since a long time ago, that I did not ear such kind of piano music. That CD music emerges. That music is very expressive, very sentimental. This is more than a finnish Chopin composer. That music is exquisite. Everyone should have it." Report Abuse
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