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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: PFCD084
  • Format: CD
  • UPC: 712396065319
  • Street Date: 05/08/20
  • PreBook Date: 04/03/20
  • Label: Prima Facie »
  • Genre: Classical
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Year of Production: 2018
  • Box Lot: 0
  • Territory: US,CA
  • Language: English


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Kenneth Hamilton - Preludes To Chopin

Kenneth Hamilton - Preludes To Chopin
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Kenneth Hamilton comments: "The inspiration for this recording is identical to the motivation for my book After the Golden Age: Romantic Pianism and Modern Performance: an abiding fascination with the styles of the "golden age" of piano-playing from Chopin to Paderewski, and how these approaches might enrich our performances today. I've used Chopin's thought-provoking Preludes as they were originally intended - as exquisite prefaces to longer pieces - and adopted a wide range of Romantic performance techniques. My aim was not a direct imitation of historical recordings, but to open myself up to the wider panorama of interpretative possibilities within this wonderful music."

The recording features the great Chopin Sonatas and the Barcarolle, along with two rarities: Busoni's dramatic reworking of the "Heroic" Polonaise, and a hauntingly nostalgic version of the Chopin/Liszt My Joys, played according to Liszt student Bernhard Stavenhagen's "personal memories of Liszt". The CD is accompanied by Hamilton's own detailed notes on the pieces and their performance.

Track Listing

  • Frederic Chopin: Prelude In C Sharp Minor, Op.45
  • Sonata No.2 In B Flat Minor, Op.35: Grave - Doppio Movimento
  • Sonata No.2 In B Flat Minor, Op.35: Scherzo
  • Sonata No.2 In B Flat Minor, Op.35: Funeral March
  • Sonata No.2 In B Flat Minor, Op.35: Finale - Presto
  • Prelude In F Sharp Major, Op.28 No.13
  • Sonata No.3 In B Minor, Op.58: Allegro Maestoso
  • Sonata No.3 In B Minor, Op.58: Scherzo
  • Sonata No.3 In B Minor, Op.58: Largo
  • Sonata No.3 In B Minor, Op.58: Finale - Presto Non Tanto
  • Prelude In A-major, Op.28 No.7
  • Barcarolle, Op.60
  • Prelude In E Flat Minor, Op.28 No.14
  • Polonaise In A Flat Major, Op.53
  • Prelude In A Flat Major, Op.28 No. 17
  • Mes Joies (My Joys)

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