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Poetic Whispers / Gurvitch


Release Date: 11/03/2017 
Label:  Centaur Records   Catalog #: 3605  
Composer:  Leon GurvitchGabriel FauréErik SatieAstor Piazzolla
Performer:  Leon Gurvitch
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Composer and Pianist Leon Gurvitch offers an evocative program of his own works for solo piano, along with works by Faure, Satie, and Piazzolla. The program weaves beautifully between the different composers to make for an unusually satisfying album. The pianist, composer, arranger and author of more than 300 compositions Leon Gurvitch lives in Germany and founded his ensemble “Leon Gurvitch Project” in 2000, with whom he has perfected his idea of a combination of European standards of jazz and a stylish cross World Music. In his compositions and arrangements of jazz songs he combines modern elements with klezmer and folk sounds from the Balkans and Russia, as well as accents of Latin America and the Orient. Composer and Pianist Leon Gurvitch offers an evocative program of his own works for solo piano, along with works by Faure, Satie, and Piazzolla. The program weaves beautifully between the different composers to make for an unusually satisfying album. The pianist, composer, arranger and author of more than 300 compositions Leon Gurvitch lives in Germany and founded his ensemble “Leon Gurvitch Project” in 2000, with whom he has perfected his idea of a combination of European standards of jazz and a stylish cross World Music. In his compositions and arrangements of jazz songs he combines modern elements with klezmer and folk sounds from the Balkans and Russia, as well as accents of Latin America and the Orient. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Poetic Whispers by Leon Gurvitch
Performer:  Leon Gurvitch (Piano)
2.
Hommage a Stravinsky by Leon Gurvitch
Performer:  Leon Gurvitch (Piano)
3.
Autumn Song by Leon Gurvitch
Performer:  Leon Gurvitch (Piano)
4.
November (Improvisation) by Leon Gurvitch
Performer:  Leon Gurvitch (Piano)
5.
Impressions by Leon Gurvitch
Performer:  Leon Gurvitch (Piano)
6.
Pavane, Op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Leon Gurvitch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
7.
Rainy (Improvisation) by Leon Gurvitch
Performer:  Leon Gurvitch (Piano)
8.
Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 1, Lent et douloureux by Erik Satie
Performer:  Leon Gurvitch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; France 
9.
Reflections (Improvisation) by Leon Gurvitch
Performer:  Leon Gurvitch (Piano)
10.
Enrico IV: Oblivion by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Leon Gurvitch (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984; Argentina 
11.
Milonga del Angel by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Leon Gurvitch (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965; Argentina 
12.
Lonely (Improvisation) by Leon Gurvitch
Performer:  Leon Gurvitch (Piano)

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