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Moszkowski: Piano Music Vol 1 / Seta Tanyel


Release Date: 08/13/2002 
Label:  Helios   Catalog #: 55141   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Moritz Moszkowski
Performer:  Seta Tanyel
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

When Paderewski claimed "after Chopin he best understands how to write for the piano" he paid Moszkowski a shrewd and ingenuous compliment. For although Moszkowski could be limited and facile he wrote superbly for his chosen instrument, decking out one charming melody after another with the most grateful and scintillating virtuosity. The opening Tarantella with its bunny-hopping tune is gloriously raffish, Expansion beautifully illustrates its intriguing title and "Au Crepuscule" (from op. 68) shows how Moszkowski often achieves not only a genuine pianistic sophistication but also rises above picture-postcard evocation. Air de Ballet summons its dancers smartly to the floor while Albunthlast contains roseate memories of Read more both Field and Chopin (the D flat Study from the latter's Trois Nouvelles Etudes in particular).

Clearly I could go on celebrating this or that item in this box of delights and Seta Tanyel, a pianist with an unerring sense of keyboard graciousness, is perfectly attuned to her task, weaving her way through every intricacy with nonchalant expertise. She is hardly the sort to throw her hat to the winds and an air of sweet reasonableness replaces the impish lilt and sparkle of, say, Eileen Joyce in her famous 78rpm disc of the Va/se mignonne (reissued on EMI, 11/87 - nla) or the winking, mischievously inflected magic of Stephen Hough's Serenata (Virgin Classics). Yet her virtues are as natural as they are affectionate and fluent. So let's hope that there are further délices in store; a continuing Moszkowski series from this artist would be more than welcome. The recordings are of demonstration quality, though there was a pressing fault (commencing at track II and continuing through to the end) on both my copies of this recital.

-- Gramophone [10/1995]
reviewing the original release of this title, Collins 1412
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Works on This Recording

1.
Tarantella for Piano, Op. 27 no 2 by Moritz Moszkowski
Performer:  Seta Tanyel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
2.
Barcarolle from Offenbach's "Tales of Hoffmann" by Moritz Moszkowski
Performer:  Seta Tanyel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
3.
Valse mignonne by Moritz Moszkowski
Performer:  Seta Tanyel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
4.
Characteristic Pieces (8), Op. 36: no 2, Reverie by Moritz Moszkowski
Performer:  Seta Tanyel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
5.
Characteristic Pieces (8), Op. 36: no 3, Expansion by Moritz Moszkowski
Performer:  Seta Tanyel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
6.
Characteristic Pieces (8), Op. 36: no 4, En automne by Moritz Moszkowski
Performer:  Seta Tanyel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
7.
Characteristic Pieces (8), Op. 36: no 5, Air de Ballet by Moritz Moszkowski
Performer:  Seta Tanyel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
8.
Albumblatt for Piano, Op. 2 by Moritz Moszkowski
Performer:  Seta Tanyel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
9.
Pieces (4) for Piano, Op. 68: no 1, Nocturne by Moritz Moszkowski
Performer:  Seta Tanyel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
10.
Pieces (4) for Piano, Op. 68: no 2, Minuetto by Moritz Moszkowski
Performer:  Seta Tanyel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
11.
Pieces (4) for Piano, Op. 68: no 3, Au Crepuscule by Moritz Moszkowski
Performer:  Seta Tanyel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
12.
Pieces (4) for Piano, Op. 68: no 4, Danse Russe by Moritz Moszkowski
Performer:  Seta Tanyel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
13.
Poeme de Mai, Op. 67 no 1 by Moritz Moszkowski
Performer:  Seta Tanyel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
14.
Serenata for Piano, Op. 15 no 1 by Moritz Moszkowski
Performer:  Seta Tanyel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
15.
Fantaisies (6) for Piano, Op. 52: no 4, La Jongleuse by Moritz Moszkowski
Performer:  Seta Tanyel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
16.
Près de Berceau, Op. 58 no 3 by Moritz Moszkowski
Performer:  Seta Tanyel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
17.
Chanson Boheme from Bizet's "Carmen" by Moritz Moszkowski
Performer:  Seta Tanyel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1906; Paris, France 

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