Encores / Nelson Freire

Release Date: 11/15/2019
Label: Decca
Catalog Number: B003128902
Performer: Nelson Freire
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Legendary Brazilian pianist Nelson Freire celebrates his 75th birthday with a new album!

A delightful collection of personal piano favorites

• 30 tracks ranging from Purcell to Rachmaninov; Scarlatti to Shostakovich and 12 of Grieg’s Lyric Pieces

• Includes such treasures as the Sgambati Mélodie de Gluck, the Paderewski Nocturne and Albeniz’s Navarra

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REVIEW:

In his selection of Grieg’s Lyric Pieces, Freire, like Gilels before him, explores a whole world of intimate feeling and a melancholy at the heart of Grieg’s indelibly northern nature (‘At your feet’ is a musing on unrequited love if ever there was one). What quiet, unforced beauty he finds in two Rachmaninov Preludes (Op 32 Nos 10 and 12) while Mompou’s ‘Jeunes filles au jardin’ from Scènes d’enfants could hardly step more lightly or sing more seductively.

– International Piano
Works on This Recording
1. Melodie de Gluck by Giovanni Sgambati
Performer: Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: Romantic
2. Hornpipe for Harpsichord in E minor, Z T685 "Old bachelor" by Henry Purcell
Performer: Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1693 ; England
3. Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 64/L 58 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer: Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 18th Century ;
4. Sonata for Harpsichord in B minor, K 377/L 263 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer: Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 18th Century ;
5. Aspirations, Op. 39: no 1, L'Aspiration vers l'azur by Sigismund Stojowski
Performer: Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1914 ; USA
6. Miscellanea for Piano, Op. 16: no 4, Nocturne in B flat major by Ignace Jan Paderewski
Performer: Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1888 ;
7. Ständchen for Piano [after Richard Strauss] by Leopold Godowsky
Performer: Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: Modern
8. Lyric Pieces (8), Book 2, Op. 38: no 1, Berceuse by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883 ; Norway
9. Lyric Pieces (8), Book 1, Op. 12: no 5, Folksong by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867 ; Norway
10. Lyric Pieces (8), Book 1, Op. 12: no 2, Waltz by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1866 ; Norway
11. Lyric Pieces (8), Book 1, Op. 12: no 1, Arietta by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1866 ; Norway
12. Lyric Pieces (7), Book 4, Op. 47: no 4, Halling by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1885-1888 ; Norway
13. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 9, Op. 68: no 5, Cradle song by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1898 ; Norway
14. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 9, Op. 68: no 3, At Your Feet by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1898 ; Norway
15. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 8, Op. 65: no 6, Wedding day at Trolhaugen by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1897 ; Norway
16. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 5, Op. 54: no 1, Shepherd boy by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891 ; Norway
17. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 3, Op. 43: no 6, In Springtime by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886 ; Norway
18. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 3, Op. 43: no 4, Little Bird by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886 ; Norway
19. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 3, Op. 43: no 2, Lonely Wanderer by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886 ; Norway
20. Melodies (2) for Piano, Op. 3 by Anton Rubinstein
Performer: Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1852 ; Russia
21. Poèmes (2) for Piano, Op. 32: no 1 in F sharp major by Alexander Scriabin
Performer: Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1903 ; Russia
22. Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 12 in G sharp minor, Allegro by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1910 ; Russia
23. Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 10 in B minor, Lento by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1910 ; Russia
24. Fantastic Dances (3) for Piano, Op. 5 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer: Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1922 ; USSR
25. Goyescas for Piano, Op. 11: Book 1 - no 4, Quejas ó la maja y el ruiseñor by Enrique Granados
Performer: Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1914-1916 ; Spain
26. Scènes d'enfants: Jeunes filles au jardin by Federico Mompou
Performer: Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1915-1918 ; Spain
27. Transcription of Albeniz's "Tango" by Leopold Godowsky
Performer: Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
28. Suite Iberia: no 13, Navarra [unfinished] by Isaac Albeniz
Performer: Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906-1908 ; France
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