30 May 2016

Pianist: 5 Stars

“What a gargantuan task: to a record Rachmaninov’s complete solo piano music. It is best left for only the finest virtuoso pianists, not only because the technical
challenges are monumental, but also the sheer magnitude of music is overwhelming. Artur Pizarro copes with all these challenges without ever sounding strained or out of steam. His preferred Yamaha piano is clearly recorded, and the whole production arrives in a sleek seven-CD box. Pizarro includes early sketches, plus the arrangements, and his set is
the most complete to date. As an overall view of the Rachmaninov piano music, this should be your first choice, but naturally we cannot forget individual recordings, not least of the sonatas and the preludes where Pizarro is up against legendary performers. However, and this has to be underlined, for a complete set Pizarro is a master musician with enough technical power to make the music dance from score.”

Marius Dawn
April-May 2016

01 – Nicolaus Bruhns – Praeludium in E minor (the Great) // Hymne til Ærø - Kevin Duggan
  1. 01 – Nicolaus Bruhns – Praeludium in E minor (the Great) // Hymne til Ærø - Kevin Duggan
  2. 02 – Jesper Madsen – Five Preludes – I Molto tranquillo // Hymne til Ærø - Kevin Duggan
  3. 03 – Jesper Madsen – Five Preludes – II Moderato // Hymne til Ærø - Kevin Duggan
  4. 04 – Jesper Madsen – Five Preludes – III Maestoso // Hymne til Ærø - Kevin Duggan
  5. 05 – Jesper Madsen – Five Preludes – IV Adagio // Hymne til Ærø - Kevin Duggan
  6. 06 – Jesper Madsen – Five Preludes – V Poco rubato // Hymne til Ærø - Kevin Duggan
  7. 07 – Rued Langgaard – Kristi Himmelfartsdag (Ascension Day), BVN 264 // Hymne til Ærø - Kevin Duggan
  8. 08 – Johan Peter Emilius Hartmann – Allegro maestoso, from Sonata in G minor, Op. 58 // Hymne til Ærø - Kevin Duggan
  9. 09 – Leif Thybo – Sumer is icumen in, Theme with six Variations // Hymne til Ærø - Kevin Duggan
  10. 10 – Tore Bjorn Larsen – Fynsk forarspraeludium // Hymne til Ærø - Kevin Duggan
  11. 11 – Kevin Duggan – Acclamations // Hymne til Ærø - Kevin Duggan
  12. 12 – Kevin Duggan – Hymne til Aero // Hymne til Ærø - Kevin Duggan
  13. 13 – Carl Nielsen – Commotio, Op. 58 // Hymne til Ærø - Kevin Duggan