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Encores / Nosbaum


Release Date: 11/17/2017 
Label:  Ars Produktion   Catalog #: 38236  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachSergei BortkiewiczSergei RachmaninovFrancis Poulenc,   ... 
Performer:  Romain Nosbaum
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

At the age of 15, Swiss pianist Romain Nosbaum debuted for the first time with Beethoven's third piano concerto. Since then he has been one of the most sought-after pianists in the French-speaking area of Switzerland and has recorded albums of various repertoires. His new release Encores includes works by Poulenc, Glass, Debussy, Takemitsu and others. Romain Nosbaum is an individualist among the pianists of his generation. Without airs and graces, but with modesty and passionate devotion, he is solely focused on music. Both the grand gesture and sheer brilliancy have no meaning to him – instead, his playing stands out through intelligence, subtle individuality and technical perfection. The subtlety and immediacy of his pianistics encourage Read more Romain’s repertoire, which focuses on the romantic piano literature as well as music of contemporary composers. A universal interest in ‘tradition and innovation’ expresses itself not only soloistically, but also through his activities as a passionate chamber musician. Thus, he regularly performs as a vocal accompanist with artists such as his sister Véronique. He is also a member of the Random Trio, which comes with the colorful instrumentation of flute, violoncello, and piano. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 10 in E minor, BWV 855 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Romain Nosbaum (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
2.
Etudes (10) for Piano, Op. 15: no 9, Allegro di molto in F-Sharp Minor by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Romain Nosbaum (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
3.
Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Romain Nosbaum (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1915; Russia 
4.
Improvisations (2) for Piano, FP 170: no 1 in A minor [no 13] by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Romain Nosbaum (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; France 
5.
Ręverie by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Romain Nosbaum (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890; France 
6.
Nocturne for Piano in D flat major by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Romain Nosbaum (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892; France 
7.
Préludes, Book 2: Excerpt(s) by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Romain Nosbaum (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 
8.
Wasserklavier by Luciano Berio
Performer:  Romain Nosbaum (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; USA 
9.
Etudes for Piano, Book 1: No. 9, — by Philip Glass
Performer:  Romain Nosbaum (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; United States 
10.
Etudes for Piano, Book 2: No. 16, — by Philip Glass
Performer:  Romain Nosbaum (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; United States 
11.
Romance for Piano by Toru Takemitsu
Performer:  Romain Nosbaum (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948-1949; Japan 
12.
Rain Tree Sketch by Toru Takemitsu
Performer:  Romain Nosbaum (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; Japan 
13.
Surviving Bridges of Love by Albena Petrovic-Vratchanska
Performer:  Romain Nosbaum (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Bulgaria 

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