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Enescu: Suites For Piano / Luiza Borac

Release Date: 05/18/2004 
Label:  Avie   Catalog #: 12   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George Enescu
Performer:  Luiza Borac
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

I was enthusiastic about this release when it appeared last year—both about the intellectual and stylistic range of the music and about Borac’s responsive performances. Those who were slow to pick it up now have the option of buying it on SACD. The differences are not extreme, but readily apparent—although perhaps not that easy to choose between. The multichannel version, as expected, gives a more striking sense of acoustical space—but I can imagine readers, especially those who prefer recordings to concerts, who might want to opt for the less resonant CD version (or the very similar sounding two-channel area of the SACD), which offers slightly greater textual clarity. In either format, though, this is a first-rate account of music that Read more deserves to be better known. Strongly recommended. - Peter J. Rabinowitz, FANFARE Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Suite for Piano no 1, Op. 3 "Dans le style ancien" by George Enescu
Performer:  Luiza Borac (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1897; Paris, France 
2. Suite for Piano no 2 in D major, Op. 10 by George Enescu
Performer:  Luiza Borac (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901-1903; Paris, France 
3. Suite for Piano no 3, Op. 18 "Pièces impromptues" by George Enescu
Performer:  Luiza Borac (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913-1916; Paris, France 

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