Saudades / Romain Nosbaum

Release Date: 1/3/2020
Catalog Number: ARS38287
Performer: Romain Nosbaum
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Every piece on this album by pianist Romain Nosbaum has a reference to the Portuguese word 'Saudades'. It embodies the desire for a place (Adios a Cuba, Asturias), the soul, the human being (Alma Brasiliera) or popular manifestations. The music usually has a close connection to dance and is very much connected to the human emotional world. 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 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. Moreover, Romain is very involved in interdisciplinary projects such as Claude Mangen’s staging of Schubert’s Winterreise, Giorgio Mancini’s live choreography A nima, or the musical readings of texts by Vaslav Nijinsky and Michel Houellebecq together with actor Christian Berkel and pianist Kevin Tamanini.
Works on This Recording
1. Goyescas for Piano, Op. 11: Book 1 - no 4, Quejas ó la maja y el ruiseñor by Enrique Granados
Performer: Romain Nosbaum (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1914-1916 ; Spain
1. Suite Brasileira for Piano no 2: II. Moda by Oscar Lorenzo Fernandez
Performer: Romain Nosbaum (Piano)
2. Danzas (12) españolas for Piano, Op. 37: no 2, Oriental by Enrique Granados
Performer: Romain Nosbaum (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892-1900 ; Spain
2. Danzas (7) cubanas tipicas: no 6, La 32 by Ernesto Lecuona
Performer: Romain Nosbaum (Piano)
3. Canción, for piano, G. 14 by Manuel de Falla
Performer: Romain Nosbaum (Piano)
Period: Modern
Written: 1900 ; Spain
3. Danzas (7) cubanas tipicas: no 6, La 32 by Ernesto Lecuona
Performer: Romain Nosbaum (Piano)
4. Suite española Op. 47: Asturias by Isaac Albeniz
Performer: Romain Nosbaum (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic
Written: 1886 ; Spain
4. La Comparsa y Guajira a mi madre by Ernesto Lecuona
Performer: Romain Nosbaum (Piano)
5. Danzas argentinas (3), Op. 2: no 2, Danza de la moza donosa by Alberto Ginastera
Performer: Romain Nosbaum (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1937 ; Argentina
6. Sonatina for Piano in G minor by Carlos Guastavino
Performer: Romain Nosbaum (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1945 ; Argentina
7. Chôros no 5 for Piano "Alma brasileira" by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer: Romain Nosbaum (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1925 ; Paris, France
8. Ponteios: no 49, Torturando by Camargo Mozart Guarnieri
Performer: Romain Nosbaum (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
9. Odeon by Ernesto Nazareth
Performer: Romain Nosbaum (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1910 ; Brazil
10. Andalucia "Suite Española": 1st movement, Cordoba by Ernesto Lecuona
Performer: Romain Nosbaum (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
11. Adiós a Cuba by Ignacio Cervantes
Performer: Romain Nosbaum (Piano)
Period: Romantic
12. Ciclo Nordestino no 4: Frevo by Marlos Nobre
Performer: Romain Nosbaum (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1977 ; Brazil
13. Andalucia "Suite Española": 1st movement, Cordoba by Ernesto Lecuona
Performer: Romain Nosbaum (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
14. La Comparsa y Guajira a mi madre by Ernesto Lecuona
Performer: Romain Nosbaum (Piano)
15. Adiós a Cuba by Ignacio Cervantes
Performer: Romain Nosbaum (Piano)
Period: Romantic
16. Ciclo Nordestino no 4: Frevo by Marlos Nobre
Performer: Romain Nosbaum (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1977 ; Brazil
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