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1991 Grange De Meslay Recital

Brahms / Sebok
Release Date: 09/01/2017 
Label:  First Hand Records   Catalog #: 40  
Composer:  Johannes BrahmsFranz Joseph HaydnJohann Sebastian BachFranz Liszt,   ... 
Performer:  Gyorgy Sebok
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Gyorgy Sebok (1922-1999) was a Hungarian-born American pianist who was also renowned as a teacher and giver of masterclasses. He made more than 16 recordings for the Erato label as a soloist early on in his career. He has received countless honors and awards throughout his career in recognition of musical life. His fellow Hungarian pianist Livia Rev said of him: “one of the greatest pianists in the second half of the century, if not the greatest.” Cellist Janos Starker, with whom Sebok played for more than six decades, pulled even fewer punches: “First hand, second hand, or in recordings, Gyorgy Sebok is the greatest pianist who ever lived,” and also “one of the greatest teachers of all time.” This live recording was made at the 1991 Grange Read more de Meslay Recital, Parcay-Meslay, France. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Studies (5) for Piano, Anh. 1a/1: no 5, Chaconne by Bach by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Gyorgy Sebok (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
2.
Sonata for Keyboard in F minor, H 17 no 6 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Gyorgy Sebok (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Sonata for Keyboard no 48 in C major, H 16 no 35 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Gyorgy Sebok (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1780; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
4.
Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Gyorgy Sebok (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
5.
Preludes and Fugues (6) of JS Bach for Piano, S 462: no 1 in A minor, BWV 543 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Gyorgy Sebok (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842-1850; Weimar, Germany 
6.
Toccatas (2) for Piano (after Bach, BWV 564 and 565), K B29: Toccata in C major by Ferruccio Busoni
Performer:  Gyorgy Sebok (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 06/1899 
7.
Chaconne and Variations (21) for Harpsichord in G major, HWV 435 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Gyorgy Sebok (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1733; London, England 
8.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 1 in C major, BWV 846 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Gyorgy Sebok (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
9.
Partita for Keyboard no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825: Menuet I & II by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Gyorgy Sebok (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
10.
Partita for Keyboard no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825: Gigue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Gyorgy Sebok (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 

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