Bowen: Fragments from Hans C. Andersen & Studies / Namoradze

Release Date: 1/8/2021
Label: Hyperion
Catalog Number: 68303
Composer: York Bowen
Performer: Nicolas Namoradze
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In this wonderfully planned program, the whimsical poetry of York Bowen's Hans Christian Andersen 'fragments' - music of fully-fledged technique, despite the fairy-tale titles - is pleasingly complemented by the bravura of their execution. Nicolas Namoradze proves more than equal to the demands of both.

 

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"A terrific pianist (Georgian by nationality, b1992) with all the colouristic and stylistic attributes one could wish for allied to a formidable technique, the kind of musician whose artistry is like a compelling novel where you can hardly wait for what comes next … performances that lovers of high-octane pianism will want to snap up…superbly recorded and performed with such distinction, this release must be an early Awards nominee." -Gramophone (Editor's Choice, January 2021)
 
 
"This delightful disc is a treasure chest of lesser-known works given beautifully attentive performances from the acclaimed young pianist Nicolas Namoradze." -BBC Music Magazine
Works on This Recording
1. Fragments (10) from Hans Andersen, for piano, Op. 58/61 by York Bowen
Performer: Nicolas Namoradze (Piano)
2. Concert Study for Piano No 1 in G flat, Op. 9 No 2 by York Bowen
Performer: Nicolas Namoradze (Piano)
3. Concert Study for Piano No 2 in F, Op. 32 by York Bowen
Performer: Nicolas Namoradze (Piano)
4. Studies (12) for Piano, Op. 46 by York Bowen
Performer: Nicolas Namoradze (Piano)
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