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Fire on All Sides / Rhodes


Release Date: 01/12/2018 
Label:  Signum Classics   Catalog #: 494  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachFrédéric ChopinLudwig van BeethovenSergei Rachmaninov,   ... 
Performer:  James Rhodes
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Released in conjunction with the his new book of the same name (published by Quercus), Fire On All Sides is the soundtrack to James Rhodes’ intimate exploration of what it’s like to be a celebrated pianist embarking on a world tour, when you have multiple voices jostling in your head, sabotaging your happiness and sapping your confidence. James Rhodes writes: “So in 2016 I did an extensive tour of around twenty cities in a few short weeks. I wrote a book about it called Fire On All Sides and this recording is the soundtrack to that book. Like every other area of my life, it’s heavily based on fantasy. A huge thank you both to those who came to the gigs and also to these immense composers for supplying the tools required to help put out the Read more flames.” Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 1 in C, BWV 846 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  James Rhodes (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
2.
Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major, B 137/Op. 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  James Rhodes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
3.
Polonaise-fantaisie for Piano in A flat major, B 159/Op. 61 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  James Rhodes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Poland 
4.
Sonata for Piano no 31 in A flat major, Op. 110 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  James Rhodes (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1821-1822; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 161/Op. 62: no 1 in B major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  James Rhodes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
6.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 142/Op. 48: no 1 in C minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  James Rhodes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
7.
Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 39: no 5 in E flat minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  James Rhodes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
8.
Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 13 in D flat major, Grave by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  James Rhodes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
9.
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  James Rhodes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 

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