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'Night Stories'

Magazine article Gramophone

'Night Stories'

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'Night Stories'

Chopin Nocturnes--No 1, Op 9 No 1; No 13, Op 48 No 1 Debussy Suite Bergamasque--Clair de lune. Les soirs illumines par I'ardeur du charbon Faure Nocturne No 3, Op 33 No 3 Glazunov Etude 'La nuit', Op 31 No 3 Glinka Nocturne, 'Separation' Grieg Nocturne, Op 54 No 4 Griffes The Night Winds Liszt Liebestraum, S541 No 3 Lourie A Phoenix Park Nocturne Paderewski Nocturne, Op 16 No4 Schumann In der Nacht, Op 12 No 5 Tchaikovsky Nocturne, Op 10 No 1 Turina Silueta nocturna, Op 65 No 1

Jenny Lin pf

Hanssler Classic (F) CD98 037 (62' * DDD)

Jenny Lin has always shown a knack for thematic programme-building, and this collection of pieces inspired by the night ranges from the thrice familiar to the rarely heard, and from wistful lyricism to muted agitation. Fler opening selection, Debussy's 'Clair de lune', is starkly deliberate, straightforward and kitsch-free. It slips easily into the composer's recently discovered Les soirs illumines par I'ardeur du charbon, setting the stage for a supple, flickering Schumann 'In der Nacht'. Next, Lin's shapely delicacy in Glazunov's La nuit lightens the mood, while her mellow, instrospective way with Tchaikovsky's Op 10 No 1 Nocturne suggests a Brahmsian sound, as does her prominent left hand in Faure's Op 33 No 3. …

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