The night has always been a time of enchantment; embodying the uncanny, but also the romantic side of human existence. For this Hänssler Classic release Jenny Lin has selected a program of night pieces that speak to both the sensual and more complex psychological aspects of nocturnal experiences – from Debussy’s "Clair de lune" to Arthur Lourié‘s "A Phoenix Park Nocturne" to Liszt's "Liebestraum" she evokes sounds, dancing, romance, far from everyday experiences, whispering of things hidden from the light of day. She evokes thoughts and visions from a shadowy realm that draws us into our inner world. A dramatically styled CD, expressive of human longing for the nocturnal side. -
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El castillo de Almodovar, Op. 65: I. Silueta nocturna
Phoenix Park Nocturne
Miscellanea, Op. 16: No. 4. Nocturne in B-flat major
3 Tone-Pictures, Op. 5 (version for piano): 3 Tone-Pictures, Op. 5: No. 3. The Night Winds (version for piano)
La separation, "Nocturne in F Minor"
Liebestraume, S541/R211: No. 3. Nocturne in A-Flat Major
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Lovely collection of solo piano night music from June 30, 2014By Warren Harris See All My Reviews"The premise of this recording, subtitled Nocturnes, is of pieces suited for the late night, works that belong in the late evening hours and that are reflective and that stir the soul. For the most part, I find myself less than pleased with such recordings, but Ms. Lin has chosen a very good collection of works that establish a mood path that makes this difficult to play in the background while doing other things at the same time. And the quality of her performance is striking and stirring. Her Debussy is soft yet strongly felt at the same time, and the two Chopin selections (Nocturne No. 1 and Nocturne No. 13) are extremely well played, capturing the unique essence at the core of these driven and gentle Chopin works. This listener was also extremely pleased with Griegs Nocturne Op. 54, No. 4, as well as Griffes The Night Winds, Op. 5, No. 3. The recording closes with a fine rendition of Liszts Liebestraum. The other Nocturnes on the CD are also well performed, but those were the standouts that captured my attention. I expected that I would be able to put this CD on in the background and do other things while listening, but that proved not to be the case, as there were too many interludes where I had to just pause and listen to Ms. Lins interpretation. This recording turned out to be a very pleasing thing indeed, and I do indeed recommend it."Report Abuse
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