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Bach, Schumann & Prokofiev: Piano Works / Nielsen


Release Date: 02/02/2018 
Label:  Danacord   Catalog #: DACOCD761  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachRobert SchumannSergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Elisabeth Nielsen
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Young Danish pianist Elisabeth Nielsen created a sensation when she won the Steinway Piano Competition and straight after started a career before she even finished the Music Academy in Copenhagen. This recording was made during her studies in Italy and is marked by a virtuoso technique, a long singing tone and a deep musical understanding of the works. Her Bach is lean, classic and totally in style and the many sides of Schumann captured to perfection. Few pianists today can make the 6th Prokofiev Sonata sound more daring and at the same time so deeply moving. This release also includes an illustrated booklet with a long essay on the young pianist who is experiencing her rise to greatness. Young Danish pianist Elisabeth Nielsen created a sensation when she won the Steinway Piano Competition and straight after started a career before she even finished the Music Academy in Copenhagen. This recording was made during her studies in Italy and is marked by a virtuoso technique, a long singing tone and a deep musical understanding of the works. Her Bach is lean, classic and totally in style and the many sides of Schumann captured to perfection. Few pianists today can make the 6th Prokofiev Sonata sound more daring and at the same time so deeply moving. This release also includes an illustrated booklet with a long essay on the young pianist who is experiencing her rise to greatness. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
English Suite no 2 in A minor, BWV 807 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Elisabeth Nielsen (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715; Weimar, Germany 
2.
Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Elisabeth Nielsen (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839-1840; Germany 
3.
Sonata for Piano no 6 in A major, Op. 82 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Elisabeth Nielsen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939-1940; USSR 

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