Legato: The World of the Piano | Euroarts 2059848

Legato: The World of the Piano

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Label: Euroarts

Cat No: 2059848

Format: DVD - NTSC

Number of Discs: 4

Release Date: 31st March 2014

Contents

Artists

Roland Pontinen (piano)
Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano)
Boris Berezovsky (piano)
Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)

Artists

Roland Pontinen (piano)
Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano)
Boris Berezovsky (piano)
Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)

About

'Legato' is bringing us closer to the present renaissance of the piano. A new generation of pianists has made the instrument popular again and is filling concert halls around the world.

Renowned documentary film maker Jan Schmidt-Garre presents the most fascinating artists with a passion for virtuosity and a willingness to expand the conventional repertoire with individual approaches and fresh ideas.

Contents:
DVD 1: Roland Pöntinen – Listening to yourself
- Francois Couperin: Les Baricades mistérieuses
- Jean-Philippe Rameau: Gavotte in A minor with 6 doubles
- Ferruccio Busoni: Albumblatt No.1/2 Elegien / Toccata
- Kaija Saariaho: Prelude / Ballade
- Frédéric Chopin: Ballade No.4 in F minor
- Isaac Albéniz: Iberia, Book 2: Nos. 1 and 3
- Sergei Rachmaninov: Sérénade in B flat minor, Op.3, No.5
- Maurice Ravel: Oiseaux tristes (from Miroirs)

Concert recorded live at the Folkwang Hochschule Essen, 2 July 2007 during the Ruhr Piano Festival.

Bonus: Interview with Roland Pöntinen

Picture format: NTSC 16:9 anamorphic
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles (documentary): English, German, French, Spanish
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Running time: 90 mins (performance) + 30 mins (portrait) + 58 mins (bonus interview)
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)

DVD 2: Marc-Andre Hamelin – No Limits
- Joseph Haydn: Piano Sonata in E major, Hob.XVI:31
- Frédéric Chopin: Piano Sonata No.3 in B minor, Op.58
- Claude Debussy: Préludes, Book II
- Marc-André Hamelin: Étude No.7 (after Tchaikovsky)
- George Gershwin: Do Do Do / Liza (from George Gershwin's Songbook)

Recorded live at the Philharmonie Essen, 29 June 2007.

Bonus: Interview with Marc-Andre Hamelin

Picture format: NTSC 16:9 anamorphic
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region Code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles (documentary): English, German, French, Spanish
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Running time: 93 mins (performance) + 33 mins (portrait) + 58 mins (bonus interview)
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)

DVD 3: Boris Berezovsky – Change of Plans
- Ludwig van Beethoven: Diabelli Variations, Op.120

Nikolai Medtner: Fairy Tales
– March of the Paladin, Op.14, No.2
- Campanella, Op.20, No.2;
- Fairy Tale in E minor, Op.34, No.2
- Fairy Tale in F minor, Op.26, No.3
- Fairy Tale in C sharp minor, Op.35, No.4
- Tale of the Elves, Op.48, No.2
- Six Tales, Op.51: Nos. 1 and 2

- Dafydd Llywelyn: Improvisation on "Change of Plans"

- Leopold Godowsky: Alt Wien

- Anatoly Liadov: Prelude in D minor, Op.40, No.3
- Prelude in G major, Op.46, No.3
- Bagatelle in A flat major, Op.53, No.3

Recorded live at the Philharmonie, Essen, 14 July 2006.

Special Feature: Interview with Boris Berezovsky

Picture Format: NTSC 16:9 anamorphic
Sound Format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region Code: 0 (All Regions)
Subtitles (documentary): English, German, French, Spanish
Booklet Notes: English, German, French
Running Time: 103 min (performance) + 33 min (documentary)
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)

DVD 4: Pierre-Laurent Aimard – Not just one Truth
- Johann Sebastian Bach: The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 (excerpts)

Elliott Carter:
- Matribute
- Two Diversions
- Caténaires

- George Benjamin: Shadowlines

- Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.31 in A flat major, Op.110

Concert recorded live at the Akademie der Schönen Künste, Munich on 5 March 2008.

Bonus:
- Portrait film of Aimard with special appearance by Bach scholar Christroph Wolff and composer Elliott Carter
- Aimard in conversation with Jan Schmidt-Garre

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1 (concert) / Dolby Digital 2.0 (bonus)
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Languages: English, German, French, Spanish
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Running time: 30 mins (Portrait) + 75 mins (Concert) + 73 mins (Interview)
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)

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