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Mariann Marczi - SPLINTERS: 20th Century Hungarian Work for Piano

Mariann Marczi - SPLINTERS: 20th Century Hungarian Work for Piano

Genre : Classical
Catalogue: ODRCD307
UPC: 855317003073
Release Date : 5 / Nov / 2013
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  1. 01. György Kurtág – Splinters, Op. 6:d – I. Molto agitato
  2. 02. György Kurtág – Splinters, Op. 6:d – II. Sostenuto
  3. 03. György Kurtág – Splinters, Op. 6:d – III. Vivo – Prestissimo – Vivo
  4. 04. György Kurtág – Splinters, Op. 6:d – IV. in memoriam Ştefan Romaşcanu. Mesto Pesante, strascinando
  5. 05. György Ligeti – Fém (Etudes, Book II)
  6. 06. Zoltán Kodály – Méditation sur un motif de Claude Debussy
  7. 07. Zoltán Kodály – Seven Pieces for Piano – I. Lento
  8. 08. Zoltán Kodály – Seven Pieces for Piano – II. Complainte Székely. Rubato, parlando
  9. 09. Zoltán Kodály – Seven Pieces for Piano – III. il pleut dans mon cœur comme il pleut sur la ville (Verlaine). Allegretto malinconico
  10. 10. Zoltán Kodály – Seven Pieces for Piano – IV. Épitaphe. Rubato
  11. 11. Zoltán Kodály – Seven Pieces for Piano – V. Tranquillo
  12. 12. Zoltán Kodály – Seven Pieces for Piano – VI. Chanson populaire Székely. Poco rubato
  13. 13. Zoltán Kodály – Seven Pieces for Piano – VII. Rubato
  14. 14. László Lajtha – (… de l’automne et du champ…) from Contes Op. 2, No. 10
  15. 15. Béla Bartók – Trois Burlesques pour piano, Op. 8:c – I. (querelle). Presto
  16. 16. Béla Bartók – Trois Burlesques pour piano, Op. 8:c – II. (un peu gris…). Allegretto
  17. 17. Béla Bartók – Trois Burlesques pour piano, Op. 8:c – III. Molto vivo, capriccioso
  18. 18. Zoltán Jeney – Ricercare
  19. 19. Zoltán Jeney – Arthur Rimbaud in the Desert
  20. 20. Gyula Csapó – The Ultimate Goal

MARIANN MARCZI – SPLINTERS: 20th Century Hungarian Work for Piano

Ligeti, Kurtág, Bartók, Kodály, Lajtha, Jeney, Csapó

Pianist Mariann Marczi performs a very personal program of 20th century works from her native Hungary, featuring works that form two pillars at either ends of the last century, grouped between 1907 and 1918 and from 1976 to 1989. Like pylons, these two blocks of compositional styles and techniques are linked by a hidden and complex network of bridges arpeggios that at times imitate the sounds of the harp, dulcimer or far-away bells, a strong French influence, be it biographical, musical and frequent references to francophone poetry, and a common tendency towards the transcendental. Mariann has worked together with all of the living composers on her disc, and authoritatively carries out their intentions, while bringing to light the subtle nuances across the interesting and varied landscape of last century’s Hungarian music.

Booklet in English, German, and Hungarian.
Program notes by Hugh Collins Rice.

Reviews

“… an original album without a single superfluous note. Solo piano in Hungarian is a world unto itself, a world apart.”
Sinfini Music – Norman Lebrecht / 2 December 2013

5 STARS
“Each note, each pause in her playing is mature, and nothing happens by chance. The sobbing of Kodály’s Székely keserves is moving, the sarcastic humor of Bartók’s second burlesque is diverting…”
Gramofon – Ilina Kovács / December 2013

“… earthiness and otherworldliness magnificently conveyed by Marczi… Marczi’s quickfire articulation is extraordinary… As is usual with Odradek, presentation and production are immaculate. A fabulous, ear-stretching disc.”
The Arts Desk – Graham Rickson / 18 January 2014

“… listen to her marvellous differentiation between the steady staccato left hand and the edgy legato right-hand line… and the detailed integrity of Marczi’s interpretations.”
Gramophone – Jed Distler / 2 December 2013

“… Marczi’s sensitivity, astonishing openness and clarity… this CD merits high praise both for its exposé of modern day composers and Marczi’s nuanced, intelligent interpretations.”
Music Web International – Lucy Jeffery / 14 February 2014

5 STARS
“…a pianist of fine, sensitive touch… this is a wonderfully intelligent disc, beautifully played.”
BBC Music Magazine – Ivan Hewett / March 2014

**** EXCELENTE
“Marczi has chosen wisely and carefully a repertory of shining, curious examples, some playful, others startling, of the music for piano of her compatriots.”
Ritmo – Inés Ruiz Artola / March 2014

“All of this music has been central to Mariann Marczi’s repertory, a fact which is unmistakable in these authoritative and penetrating performances.”
Expedition Audio – Paul Ballyk / 16 March 2014

“…plenty of skill and wit… played vividly and with rhythmical precision…”
MusikTexte – Hartmut Lücke / May 2014

“Mariann Marczi’s equally captivating and homogeneous programme of Hungarian piano music of the 20th century already combines all the qualities that are decisive for this recording: clarity, sharp contours and aphoristic brevity.”
Klassik.com - Sebastian Rose / 20 December 2016

“… an altogether consistent recital, very well played.”
Musique classique & Co - Thierry Vague / 25 December 2016

01. György Kurtág – Splinters, Op. 6:d – I. Molto agitato // György Kurtág
  1. 01. György Kurtág – Splinters, Op. 6:d – I. Molto agitato // György Kurtág
  2. 02. György Kurtág – Splinters, Op. 6:d – II. Sostenuto // György Kurtág
  3. 03. György Kurtág – Splinters, Op. 6:d – III. Vivo – Prestissimo – Vivo // György Kurtág
  4. 04. György Kurtág – Splinters, Op. 6:d – IV. in memoriam Ştefan Romaşcanu. Mesto Pesante, strascinando // György Kurtág
  5. 05. György Ligeti – Fém (Etudes, Book II) // György Ligeti
  6. 06. Zoltán Kodály – Méditation sur un motif de Claude Debussy // Mariann Marczi - SPLINTERS: 20th Century Hungarian Work for Piano
  7. 07. Zoltán Kodály – Seven Pieces for Piano – I. Lento // Mariann Marczi - SPLINTERS: 20th Century Hungarian Work for Piano
  8. 08. Zoltán Kodály – Seven Pieces for Piano – II. Complainte Székely. Rubato, parlando // Mariann Marczi - SPLINTERS: 20th Century Hungarian Work for Piano
  9. 09. Zoltán Kodály – Seven Pieces for Piano – III. il pleut dans mon cœur comme il pleut sur la ville (Verlaine). Allegretto malinconico // Mariann Marczi - SPLINTERS: 20th Century Hungarian Work for Piano
  10. 10. Zoltán Kodály – Seven Pieces for Piano – IV. Épitaphe. Rubato // Mariann Marczi - SPLINTERS: 20th Century Hungarian Work for Piano
  11. 11. Zoltán Kodály – Seven Pieces for Piano – V. Tranquillo // Mariann Marczi - SPLINTERS: 20th Century Hungarian Work for Piano
  12. 12. Zoltán Kodály – Seven Pieces for Piano – VI. Chanson populaire Székely. Poco rubato // Mariann Marczi - SPLINTERS: 20th Century Hungarian Work for Piano
  13. 13. Zoltán Kodály – Seven Pieces for Piano – VII. Rubato // Mariann Marczi - SPLINTERS: 20th Century Hungarian Work for Piano
  14. 14. László Lajtha – (… de l’automne et du champ…) from Contes Op. 2, No. 10 // László Lajtha
  15. 15. Béla Bartók – Trois Burlesques pour piano, Op. 8:c – I. (querelle). Presto // Béla Bartók
  16. 16. Béla Bartók – Trois Burlesques pour piano, Op. 8:c – II. (un peu gris…). Allegretto // Béla Bartók
  17. 17. Béla Bartók – Trois Burlesques pour piano, Op. 8:c – III. Molto vivo, capriccioso // Béla Bartók
  18. 18. Zoltán Jeney – Ricercare // Mariann Marczi - SPLINTERS: 20th Century Hungarian Work for Piano
  19. 19. Zoltán Jeney – Arthur Rimbaud in the Desert // Mariann Marczi - SPLINTERS: 20th Century Hungarian Work for Piano
  20. 20. Gyula Csapó – The Ultimate Goal // Gyula Csapó