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Menahem Pressler in Recital (Blu-ray)

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Label: Euroarts

Cat No: 3079664

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 30th April 2012

Contents

Works

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Piano Sonata no.31 in A flat major, op.110

Chopin, Frederic

Mazurkas (51)
» no.5 in B flat major, op.7 no.1
» no.7 in F minor, op.7 no.3
» no.13 in A minor, op.17 no.4
Nocturnes (21)
» no.20 in C sharp minor (without opus number)

Debussy, Claude

Estampes (3)

Schubert, Franz

Piano Sonata no.21 in B flat major, D960

Artists

Menahem Pressler (piano)

Works

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Piano Sonata no.31 in A flat major, op.110

Chopin, Frederic

Mazurkas (51)
» no.5 in B flat major, op.7 no.1
» no.7 in F minor, op.7 no.3
» no.13 in A minor, op.17 no.4
Nocturnes (21)
» no.20 in C sharp minor (without opus number)

Debussy, Claude

Estampes (3)

Schubert, Franz

Piano Sonata no.21 in B flat major, D960

Artists

Menahem Pressler (piano)

About

For more than 50 years, Menahem Pressler was the driving force of the legendary Beaux Arts Trio, giving 6,000 performances until the trio stopped performing in concerts in 2009. Menahem Pressler has now returned to a solo career.

During this recital filmed at Paris’ Cité de la Musique in 2011, Menahem Pressler plays two of the most imposing works in the piano repertoire: Beethoven’s penultimate sonata and Schubert’s last sonata which both require unusual emotional involvement from the performer.

Menahem Pressler is the last representative of a pianistic tradition directly connected with the great German and French piano schools: he studied with several pupils of the illustrious Ferruccio Busoni but also received valuable advice from Robert Casadesus and Paul Loyonnet who opened the world of Ravel and Debussy to him.

Pressler’s ability to give all the voices prominence while simultaneously isolating the melody  was amazing.  His fingers still retain a youthful facility.” - The Washington Post

Recorded at the Cité de la Musique, Paris, March 2011

Picture format: 1080i 16:9
Sound formats: PCM Stereo
Region code: all (worldwide)
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Running time: 88 mins
Available worldwide

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