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Franck: Piano Works / Műza Rubackyté


Release Date: 08/05/2008 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 93702   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  César Franck
Performer:  Műza Rubackyté
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Muza Rubackyte's hearty, rhetorical handling of Franck's thickly textured piano writing evokes her similar mastery in Liszt, which is a good thing. While her sonority is richer than the top-heavy, occasionally strident engineering suggests, Rubackyte's true feeling for nuance and linear projection emerges at all times, from the Final's torrential octaves to the Variation's running busy counterpoint against the right hand's broken chords. Rubackyte's red-blooded virtuosity never sacrifices musical perception, and easily holds its own alongside different interpretive vantage points, be it Yukie Nagai's suave calm in the Prelude, Aria et Final's outer movements, or the limpid, ravishing tonal refinement Hough, Perahia, Moravec, and Richter Read more bring to the Prelude, Chorale et Fugue. In short, Rubackyte's artistic excellence and Brilliant Classics' rock-bottom price recommend themselves.

--Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1. Prelude, Fugue and Variation for Organ in B minor, Op. 18 by César Franck
Performer:  Műza Rubackyté (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; France 
2. Prelude, Aria and Finale for Piano, M 23 by César Franck
Performer:  Műza Rubackyté (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1887; France 
3. Prelude, Chorale and Fugue for Piano, M 21 by César Franck
Performer:  Műza Rubackyté (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; France 

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