Simon Trpceski: Brahms, Ravel, Poulenc | Wigmore Hall Live WHLIVE0081

Simon Trpceski: Brahms, Ravel, Poulenc

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Label: Wigmore Hall Live

Cat No: WHLIVE0081

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 1st April 2016

Contents

About

Simon Trpceski has established himself as one of the most remarkable musicians to have emerged in recent years, performing with many of the worldís greatest orchestras and captivating audiences worldwide. He performs a stunning programme, recorded live at Wigmore Hall, opening with Brahmsís melancholic 3 Intermezzi, "the cradle songs of my sufferings" as the composer once called them, a charming and varied selection that showcases Trpceskiís sensitivity and delicate expression.

Ravelís eclectic Valses et sentimentales, a dissonant and passionate chain of lilting dances, lie at the heart of this album. The performance concludes with the thrilling Toccata from Poulencís Trois piŤces: a brilliant demonstration of Trpceskiís colourful and virtuosic playing.

Recorded live at the Wigmore Hall, London, on 19 July 2014

Reviews

Unlike so many collections of piano works on CD, Wigmore Hallís live recordings are proper recitals, meticulously planned to offer that satisfying arc of emotion that marks out an outstanding concert. Here, the wondrously talented Macedonian pianist Simon Trpčeski opens daringly with Brahmsís wistful Intermezzo, Op117, before a dazzlingly reading of the Op24 Variation and Fugue on a theme by Handel. Then the totally different soundworld of Ravelís Valses nobles et sentimentales bursts forth in all its dizzying glamour, before a selection of Poulencís charming Novelettes and Improvisations brings this masterly recital to a classy close. A disc to savour. Highly recommended.  Stephen Pritchard
The Observer 1 May 2016

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