Album

Matthieu Cognet

Matthieu Cognet

Genre : Classical
Catalogue: ODRCD384
UPC: 855317003844
Release Date : 4 / Oct / 2019
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  1. 01 – Robert Schumann – Humoreske in B-flat major Op. 20 – I. Einfach (Sehr rasch und leicht)
  2. 02 – Robert Schumann – Humoreske in B-flat major Op. 20 – II. Hastig
  3. 03 – Robert Schumann – Humoreske in B-flat major Op. 20 – III. Einfach und zart (Intermezzo)
  4. 04 – Robert Schumann – Humoreske in B-flat major Op. 20 – IV. Innig
  5. 05 – Robert Schumann – Humoreske in B-flat major Op. 20 – V. Sehr lebhaft (Mit einigem Pomp)
  6. 06 – Robert Schumann – Humoreske in B-flat major Op. 20 – VI. Zum Beschluss (Adagio – Allegro)
  7. 07 – Sergei Prokofiev – Four Pieces Op. 4 – I. Souvenir – Tranquillo
  8. 08 – Sergei Prokofiev – Four Pieces Op. 4 – II. Elan – Molto allegro
  9. 09 – Sergei Prokofiev – Four Pieces Op. 4 – III. Desespoir – Andante con agitazione e dolore
  10. 10 – Sergei Prokofiev – Four Pieces Op. 4 – IV. Suggestion diabolique – Prestissimo fantastico
  11. 11 – Joseph Haydn – Sonata in C Major Hob XVI50 Op.79 – I. Allegro
  12. 12 – Joseph Haydn – Sonata in C Major Hob XVI50 Op.79 – II. Adagio
  13. 13 – Joseph Haydn – Sonata in C Major Hob XVI50 Op.79 – III. Allegro molto
  14. 14 – Bela Bartok – Piano Sonata BB 88 (Sz. 80) – I. Allegro moderato
  15. 15 – Bela Bartok – Piano Sonata BB 88 (Sz. 80) – II. Sostenuto e pesante
  16. 16 – Bela Bartok – Piano Sonata BB 88 (Sz. 80) – III. Allegro molto

MIT HUMOR


Matthieu Cognet

A fascinating and entertaining recital from Matthieu Cognet. Joseph Haydn was a master of musical comedy, and his Piano Sonata No. 60 features eccentric quirks similar to those heard in his ‘London’ Symphonies. Robert Schumann was influenced by the comic writer Jean Paul when he composed his rhapsodic Humoreske in B-flat major, Op. 20, which exudes a stream-of-consciousness quality. The 20th century brought with it musical humour of a satirical, sometimes acerbic nature. Prokofiev’s Four Pieces for piano, like Schumann’s Humoreske, encompass a range of characters, and Bartók’s Piano Sonata, Sz. 80 has moments of grim humour and dry wit.

Matthieu Cognet was born in Paris and later moved to the United States, where among many achievements he has written and published his solo piano transcription of Ravel’s La Valse, became Artistic Director of the French American Piano Society, and currently teaches and performs in New York and beyond.

01 – Robert Schumann – Humoreske in B-flat major Op. 20 – I. Einfach (Sehr rasch und leicht) // Matthieu Cognet
  1. 01 – Robert Schumann – Humoreske in B-flat major Op. 20 – I. Einfach (Sehr rasch und leicht) // Matthieu Cognet
  2. 02 – Robert Schumann – Humoreske in B-flat major Op. 20 – II. Hastig // Matthieu Cognet
  3. 03 – Robert Schumann – Humoreske in B-flat major Op. 20 – III. Einfach und zart (Intermezzo) // Matthieu Cognet
  4. 04 – Robert Schumann – Humoreske in B-flat major Op. 20 – IV. Innig // Matthieu Cognet
  5. 05 – Robert Schumann – Humoreske in B-flat major Op. 20 – V. Sehr lebhaft (Mit einigem Pomp) // Matthieu Cognet
  6. 06 – Robert Schumann – Humoreske in B-flat major Op. 20 – VI. Zum Beschluss (Adagio – Allegro) // Matthieu Cognet
  7. 07 – Sergei Prokofiev – Four Pieces Op. 4 – I. Souvenir – Tranquillo // Matthieu Cognet
  8. 08 – Sergei Prokofiev – Four Pieces Op. 4 – II. Elan – Molto allegro // Matthieu Cognet
  9. 09 – Sergei Prokofiev – Four Pieces Op. 4 – III. Desespoir – Andante con agitazione e dolore // Matthieu Cognet
  10. 10 – Sergei Prokofiev – Four Pieces Op. 4 – IV. Suggestion diabolique – Prestissimo fantastico // Matthieu Cognet
  11. 11 – Joseph Haydn – Sonata in C Major Hob XVI50 Op.79 – I. Allegro // Matthieu Cognet
  12. 12 – Joseph Haydn – Sonata in C Major Hob XVI50 Op.79 – II. Adagio // Matthieu Cognet
  13. 13 – Joseph Haydn – Sonata in C Major Hob XVI50 Op.79 – III. Allegro molto // Matthieu Cognet
  14. 14 – Bela Bartok – Piano Sonata BB 88 (Sz. 80) – I. Allegro moderato // Matthieu Cognet
  15. 15 – Bela Bartok – Piano Sonata BB 88 (Sz. 80) – II. Sostenuto e pesante // Matthieu Cognet
  16. 16 – Bela Bartok – Piano Sonata BB 88 (Sz. 80) – III. Allegro molto // Matthieu Cognet