Zen Piano

Release Date: 5/18/2010
Label: Erato
Catalog Number: 5099962843522
Orchestra/Ensemble: Grieg Trio, Nash Ensemble
Number of Discs: 3

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
From Bach to Scarlatti, from Chopin to Liszt, from Schumann to Beethoven, from Mozart to Franck, it is all of the piano masterpieces which are grouped here through the adagios of concertos, or pieces for piano only. With the piano, a popular instrument for its equipment rate, you are therefore offered 3 hours of pure beauty and relaxation.
Works on This Recording
1. Sonata for Harpsichord in B minor, K 87/L 33 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 18th Century ;
2. Piano Concerto, Hob. 18:7: Adagio by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Period: Classical
Written: circa 1766 ;
3. Sonata for Piano in A major, D 959: 2nd movement, Andantino - Excerpt(s) by Franz Schubert
Period: Romantic
Written: 09/1828 ;
4. Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 49: 2nd movement, Andante con moto tranquillo by Felix Mendelssohn
Orchestra/Ensemble: Grieg Trio
Period: Romantic
Written: 1839 ; Germany
5. Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1844 ; Paris, France
6. Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16: 2nd movement, Adagio by Edvard Grieg
Conductor: Dmitri Kitayenko
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868/1907 ; Norway
7. Consolations (6) for Piano, S 172: no 3 in D flat major, Lento placido by Franz Liszt
Performer: Francois-René Duchable (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1849-1850 ; Weimar, Germany
8. Quintet for Piano and Strings no 2 in A major, Op. 81/B 155: Andante con moto "Dumka" - Excerpt(s) by Antonín Dvorák
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nash Ensemble
Period: Romantic
9. Pictures at an exhibition: no 14, Cum mortuis in lingua morta by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874 ; Russia
10. Nocturne for Piano in C sharp minor, B 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Francois-René Duchable (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830 ; Poland
11. Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 162/Op. 63: no 3 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Piotr [Piano] Anderszewski (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1846 ; Paris, France
12. Kinderszenen, Op. 15: no 7, Träumerei by Robert Schumann
Performer: Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1838 ; Germany
13. Intermezzi (3) for Piano, Op. 117: no 1 in E flat major by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Nicholas Angelich (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892 ; Austria
14. Davidsbündlertänze for Piano, Op. 6: no 2, Innig by Robert Schumann
Performer: Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837 ; Germany
15. Davidsbündlertänze: Nicht Schnell by Robert Schumann
Performer: Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837 ; Germany
16. Waltzes (16) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 39: no 15 in A flat major by Johannes Brahms
Period: Romantic
Written: 1865 ; Austria
17. Slavonic Dances (8) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 72/B 145: no 2 in E minor by Antonín Dvorák
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886 ; Bohemia
18. Prelude, Chorale and Fugue for Piano, M 21: Chorale by César Franck
Performer: Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1884 ; France
19. Spiegel im Spiegel by Arvo Pärt
Performer: Tasmin Little (Violin), Martin Roscoe (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1978 ; USSR
20. Carnival of the animals: no 7, Aquarium by Camille Saint-Saëns
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nash Ensemble
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886 ; France
21. 12 Notations for piano: Doux et improvisé by Pierre Boulez
Performer: David Fray (Piano)
Period: Contemporary
Written: 1945 ;
22. Concerto for 2 Pianos in D minor: 2nd movement, Larghetto by Francis Poulenc
Performer: Anne Queffélec (Piano), Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano)
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1932 ; France
23. Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102: 2nd movement, Andante by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer: Dmitri Alexeev (Piano)
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1957 ; USSR
24. Nocturne for Piano no 1 in E flat minor, Op. 33 no 1: Excerpt(s) by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Jean-Phillipe [Piano] Collard (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875 ; France
25. Petite suite for Piano 4 hands: no 1, En bateau by Claude Debussy
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1886-1889 ; France
26. Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer: Kun-Woo Paik (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1890/1905 ; France
27. Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 1, Lent et douloureux by Erik Satie
Performer: Anne Queffélec (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888 ; France
28. Gnossiennes (6) for Piano: no 5, Modéré by Erik Satie
Performer: Anne Queffélec (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1889 ; France
29. Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 3, Lent et grave by Erik Satie
Performer: Anne Queffélec (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1888 ; France
30. Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1785 ; Vienna, Austria
31. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Francois-René Duchable (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723 ; Leipzig, Germany
32. Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
33. Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight": 1st movement, Adagio sostenuto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Francois-René Duchable (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1801 ; Vienna, Austria
34. Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor": 2nd movement, Adagio un poco mosso by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Christian Zacharias (Piano)
Conductor: Hans Vonk
Period: Classical
Written: 1809 ; Vienna, Austria
35. Partita for Keyboard no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825: Menuet I by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Piotr [Piano] Anderszewski (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1726-1731 ; Germany
36. Concerto for Harpsichord in A major, BWV 1055: 2nd movement, Larghetto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: David Fray (Piano)
Conductor: David Fray
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1738-1739 ; Leipzig, Germany
37. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Theme "Aria" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Maria Tipo (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1741-1742 ; Nuremberg, Germany
38. Sonata for Piano no 8 in A minor, K 310 (300d): 2nd movement, Andante cantabile con espressione - Excerpt(s) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1778 ;
39. Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466: 2nd movement, Romanze by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Period: Classical
Written: 1785 ; Vienna, Austria
40. Les saisons, Op. 37b: no 6, Juin "Barcarolle" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Romantic
41. Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Performer: Anne Queffélec (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1899 ; France
42. Concerto for Piano in G major: 2nd movement, Adagio assai by Maurice Ravel
Performer: Andrew Litton (Piano)
Conductor: Andrew Litton
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1929-1931 ; France
43. Variations for Piano, Op. 27: 1st movement, Sehr mässig by Anton Webern
Performer: Piotr [Piano] Anderszewski (Piano)
Period: Modern
Written: 1935-1936 ; Austria
44. In the mists: Andante by Leos Janácek
Period: Post-Romantic
Written: by 04/21/1912 ; Czechoslovakia
45. Lilacs, song for voice & piano, Op. 21/5 by Sergey Rachmaninov
Performer: Dmitri Alexeev (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic
Written: 1902 ; Russia
46. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini: Variation No. 18 by Sergey Rachmaninov
Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Conductor: Libor Pesek
Period: Romantic
Written: 1934 ; Russia
47. Lilacs, song for voice & piano, Op. 21/5 by Sergey Rachmaninov
Performer: Dmitri Alexeev (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic
Written: 1902 ; Russia
48. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini: Variation No. 18 by Sergey Rachmaninov
Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Conductor: Libor Pesek
Period: Romantic
Written: 1934 ; Russia
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