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 – Korngold Margit aus den Vier kleinen fröhlichen Walzern o. O. // EXODUS
  1. 01 – Korngold Margit aus den Vier kleinen fröhlichen Walzern o. O. // EXODUS
  2. 02 – Korngold Sonate für Violine und Klavier in G-Dur. op. 6 – I Ben moderato, ma con passione // EXODUS
  3. 03 – Faint light, for ensemble // EXODUS
  4. 04 – 6 stoicheia, for 4 violins // EXODUS
  5. 05 – Korngold Sonate für Violine und Klavier in G-Dur. op. 6 – IV Finale – Allegretto quasi Andante (con grazia) // EXODUS
  6. 06 – Zeisl Sonate für Violine und Klavier (Brandeis – Sonate) – I Grave – Allegretto // EXODUS
  7. 07 – Zeisl Sonate für Violine und Klavier (Brandeis – Sonate) – II Andante religioso (hebraique) // EXODUS
  8. 08 – Zeisl Sonate für Violine und Klavier (Brandeis – Sonate) – III Rondo – Broad – Allegro! // EXODUS
  9. 09 – Korngold Schneeglöckchen aus dem Zyklus 6 einfache Lieder op. 9 // EXODUS