Magazine article Gramophone

'Rarities of Piano Music 2013'

Magazine article Gramophone

'Rarities of Piano Music 2013'

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'Rarities of Piano Music 2013'

Chopin Mazurka in A minor, Op posth (a)

Friedman Passacaglia, Op 44 (b) Grieg Dance from Jplster, Op 17 No 5 (c) Korngold Fairy Tale Pictures, Op 3 (d)--No 2; No 7 Michatowski Mazurka, Op 17 (a) Ornstein Piano Sonata No 4 (e) Sibelius Belshazzar's Feast, Op 51--exes (f). Piano Sonata, Op 12 (g) Sinding Impromptu, Op 31 No 4 (c) Tveitt Arvesylv (Family Silver) (c)

(a) Ludmil Angelov, (c) Harvard Gimse, (b) Sofja Gulbadamova, (e) Cecile Licad, (g) Jean-Frederic Neuburger, (d) Artur Pizarro, (f) Henri Sigf ridsson pf Dacapo (F) DACOCD739 (79' * DDD)

What would we do without the annual Schloss vor Husum Festival? Here, pianists, known and unknown, gratefully gather to respond to the request for unusual offerings, to a timely reminder that the piano's vast repertoire extends far beyond endless performances of Beethoven's Appassionata Sonata and Mussorsky's Pictures. As the booklet-note has it, 'Husum is the obvious place for a broad-minded public'. And here, in its 27th year, is a cornucopia of riches played in dazzling and superb style by pianists who can let their hair down and rejoice, free from alien criticism and commercial considerations. …

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