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Sibelius: Piano Works, Vol. 2 / Tong


Release Date: 07/07/2017 
Label:  Quartz Music   Catalog #: 2123  
Composer:  Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Joseph Tong
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

As with the first album which Tong recorded, the choice of repertoire has evolved not only from his exploration of the composer's sizeable body of piano works but also from a desire to select an attractive and varied combination of pieces representing all the main periods of Sibelius's creative life from the early 1890's through to th emid-1920's. At the same time, he wanted to continue the natural process of combining large-scale works with shorter pieces (or sets of pieces) in a way which migh tmirror a concert programme. Therefore he has chosen one of Sibelius's most important large-scale piano works, the Sonata in F major, Op. 12, as well as one of his best-loved orchestral transcriptions, Valse triste. He always admired the three Read more strikingly original Sonatinas, Op. 67 and likewise the evocative Characteristic Impressions, Op. 103. The captivating Bagatelles, Op. 97 and by comparison, teh more serene Lyric Pieces, Op. 74 complete the selection for this album, confirming that Sibelius was also a masterful miniaturist. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Kuolema: Valse triste, Op. 44 no 1 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Joseph Tong (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1904; Finland 
2.
Sonatinas (3) for Piano, Op. 67 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Joseph Tong (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912; Finland 
3.
Bagatelles (6) for Piano, Op. 97 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Joseph Tong (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1920; Finland 
4.
Pieces (5) for Piano, Op. 103 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Joseph Tong (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1924; Finland 
5.
Lyric Pieces (4) for Piano, Op. 74 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Joseph Tong (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914; Finland 
6.
Sonata for Piano in F major, Op. 12 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Joseph Tong (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Finland 

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