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Historical - Homage Vol II / Terence Judd

Release Date: 10/21/2003 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10150   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachFranz Joseph HaydnPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyAlexander Scriabin,   ... 
Performer:  Terence Judd
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The death of Terrence Judd at age 22 in 1979 robbed the music world of a remarkably talented pianist, as revealed in Chandos' second volume of solo works culled by Bryce Morrison from surviving live performances. His Scarlatti K. 39 sonata sparkles with assurance, while pinpointed rhythm and freshness of line characterize the pianist's deliciously turned Haydn C minor sonata XVI:20. Judd's Bach B-flat minor Prelude and Fugue from the Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1 is pianistically conceived from a coloristic standpoint, yet it's always tasteful and musical. The dry-eyed Tchaikovsky "By the Hearth" (from The Seasons) differs from the imaginative contrasts and diverse characterizations the pianist brings to the same composer's Read more Original Theme and Variations. Judd's reticent, foursqaure account of Scriabin's Op. 42 No. 5 Etude doesn't prepare you for a Rachmaninov Etude-tableau Op. 39 No. 9 that's no less nimble and incisive than Richter's.

Tatiana Kazhaeva's Prelude and Invention was composed for the 1978 Tchaikovsky Competition. Judd handles its brooding Shostakovich opening section and concluding Prokofiev-meets-Hindemith virtuoso writing with the same nonchalant power and lack of bombast he applies to the real Prokofiev's Suggestion diabolique. The recital concludes with an exquisite, multi-layered Ravel La Vallée des cloches. Keyboard connoisseurs will easily hear past the occasionally thin sonics and variable pianos and get right to the heart of some very special music making.
--Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 22 in B flat minor, BWV 867 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Terence Judd (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Sonata for Keyboard no 33 in C minor, H 16 no 20 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Terence Judd (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Les saisons, Op. 37b: no 1, Janvier "Au coin du feu" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Terence Judd (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1875 - 1876). 
Etudes (8) for Piano, Op. 42: no 5 in C sharp minor by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Terence Judd (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; Russia 
Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 39: no 9 in D major by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Terence Judd (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
Morceaux (6) for Piano, Op. 19: no 6, Thčme original et variations by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Terence Judd (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Russia 
Pieces (4) for Piano, Op. 4: no 4, Suggestion diabolique by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Terence Judd (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910-1912; Russia 
Miroirs: La vallée des cloches by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Terence Judd (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; France 
Prelude and Invention for Piano by Tatiana Kazhaeva
Performer:  Terence Judd (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1978 
Sonata for Harpsichord in A major, K 39/L 391 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Terence Judd (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1739 

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