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Transfigured Mozart - Transcriptions By Reger, Etc / Malan


Release Date: 08/08/2006 
Label:  Hänssler Classic   Catalog #: 98231   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Nepomuk HummelMikhail GlinkaSigismund ThalbergWolfgang Amadeus Mozart,   ... 
Performer:  Petronel Malan
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

When Mozart died, he was buried in an unmarked pauper's grave. Had he lived, he might well have regained the commercial success and public acclaim he enjoyed in the early 1780s, for no sooner had he passed, his fame rose like a meteor. In the 19th century, Mozart's popularity eclipsed that of nearly all other 18th-century composers. This recording is about the perception of Mozart after his death. The transcriptions and free fantasies that Petronel Malan has selected trace Mozart reincarnated - transfigured - through the ears, technique, and compositional gifts of seven composers. Chronologically, they range from Hummel, a Mozart pupil, to Friedman, a 20th-century keyboard virtuoso who survived World War II. Stylistically the range is Read more equally wide.

Petronel Malan - South African pianist Petronel Malan now makes her home in the United States. Her debut recording with hänssler classic, "Transfigured Bach: The Complete Bach Transcriptions of Bartok, Lipatti and Friedman," was nominated for three Grammy® awards, including "Best Instrumental Solo Album 2004." This album is her second recording in a series with hänssler Classic. As a Blüthner Artist, Ms. Malan uses Blüthner pianos exclusively for her recordings.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Fantasina on themes from "Le nozze di Figaro", Op. 124 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer:  Petronel Malan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Weimar, Germany 
2.
Variations (3) on a theme from Mozart's "Die Zauberflöte" in E flat major by Mikhail Glinka
Performer:  Petronel Malan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Russia 
3.
Lacrimosa for Piano from Mozart's "Requiem" by Sigismund Thalberg
Performer:  Petronel Malan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
4.
Quartet for Strings no 18 in A major, K 464: 3rd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Petronel Malan (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arranger: Charles Valentin Alkan. 
5.
Reminiscenzen aus Mozarts Don Juan, Op 45 by Joachim Raff
Performer:  Petronel Malan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
6.
Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": 2nd movement, Romanza by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Petronel Malan (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arranger: Ignaz Friedman. 
7.
Divertimento for 2 Horns and Strings no 17 in D major, K 334 (320b): Minuet by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Petronel Malan (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779-1780; Salzburg, Austria 
Notes: Arranger: Ignaz Friedman. 
8.
Variations and Fugue on a theme of Mozart, Op. 132 by Max Reger
Performer:  Petronel Malan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914; Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Karl Salomon. 

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