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Grieg - Lyric Pieces; Mendelssohn - Songs without Words

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Label: Pentatone

Cat No: PTC5186734

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 28th June 2019

Contents

Works

Grieg, Edvard

Lyric Pieces: Book 1 (8), op.12
» no.1 Arietta
» no.2 Waltz
» no.4 Elves' Dance
Lyric Pieces: Book 2 (8), op.38
» no.4 Halling
» no.6 Elegie
Lyric Pieces: Book 3 (6), op.43
» no.1 Butterfly
» no.4 Little bird
» no.6 To Spring
Lyric Pieces: Book 4 (7), op.47
» no.7 Elegie
Lyric Pieces: Book 5 (6), op.54
» no.3 March of the Dwarfs
» no.4 Nocturne
» no.5 Scherzo
Lyric Pieces: Book 7 (6), op.62
» no.4 Small Brook
Lyric Pieces: Book 8 (6), op.65
» no.6 Wedding Day at Troldhaugen

Mendelssohn, Felix

Songs without Words (Lieder ohne Worte): Book 1, op.19b
» no.1 in E major 'Sweet Remembrance'
» no.2 in A minor
» no.3 in A major 'Hunting Song'
» no.5 in F sharp minor
Songs without Words (Lieder ohne Worte): Book 2, op.30
» no.2 in B flat minor
» no.6 in F sharp minor 'Venezianisches Gondellied no.2'
Songs without Words (Lieder ohne Worte): Book 3, op.38
» no.2 in C minor
» no.6 in A flat major
Songs without Words (Lieder ohne Worte): Book 5, op.62
» no.3 in E minor 'Trauermarsch'
Songs without Words (Lieder ohne Worte): Book 6, op.67
» no.2 in F sharp minor
» no.4 in C major 'Spinning Song'
Songs without Words (Lieder ohne Worte): Book 8, op.102
» no.3 in C major

Artists

Denis Kozhukhin (piano)

Works

Grieg, Edvard

Lyric Pieces: Book 1 (8), op.12
» no.1 Arietta
» no.2 Waltz
» no.4 Elves' Dance
Lyric Pieces: Book 2 (8), op.38
» no.4 Halling
» no.6 Elegie
Lyric Pieces: Book 3 (6), op.43
» no.1 Butterfly
» no.4 Little bird
» no.6 To Spring
Lyric Pieces: Book 4 (7), op.47
» no.7 Elegie
Lyric Pieces: Book 5 (6), op.54
» no.3 March of the Dwarfs
» no.4 Nocturne
» no.5 Scherzo
Lyric Pieces: Book 7 (6), op.62
» no.4 Small Brook
Lyric Pieces: Book 8 (6), op.65
» no.6 Wedding Day at Troldhaugen

Mendelssohn, Felix

Songs without Words (Lieder ohne Worte): Book 1, op.19b
» no.1 in E major 'Sweet Remembrance'
» no.2 in A minor
» no.3 in A major 'Hunting Song'
» no.5 in F sharp minor
Songs without Words (Lieder ohne Worte): Book 2, op.30
» no.2 in B flat minor
» no.6 in F sharp minor 'Venezianisches Gondellied no.2'
Songs without Words (Lieder ohne Worte): Book 3, op.38
» no.2 in C minor
» no.6 in A flat major
Songs without Words (Lieder ohne Worte): Book 5, op.62
» no.3 in E minor 'Trauermarsch'
Songs without Words (Lieder ohne Worte): Book 6, op.67
» no.2 in F sharp minor
» no.4 in C major 'Spinning Song'
Songs without Words (Lieder ohne Worte): Book 8, op.102
» no.3 in C major

Artists

Denis Kozhukhin (piano)

About

On his new solo album, Russian star pianist Denis Kozhukhin presents a personal and colourful collection of character pieces taken from Mendelssohnís Lieder ohne Worte and Edvard Griegís Lyric Pieces. Combing these miniature gems by two outstanding poets of music, Kozhukhin provides a shining example of how disarmingly touching and penetrating a simple song or a vision of nature captured in sound can be. The programme features classics such as Mendelssohnís Venetian Gondola Song and Griegís Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, as well as less famous but equally enchanting pieces. Kozukhin lifts out the noble simplicity of these works with his delicate playing.

Denis Kozhukhin has established himself as one of the greatest pianists of his generation. He now presents the fifth chapter to his exclusive collaboration with PENTATONE, after albums with the piano concertos of Grieg and Tchaikovsky (2016), Brahms Ballades and Fantasies (2017), Ravel and Gershwin piano concertos, as well as Richard Straussís Burleske (both 2018).

Reviews

Once in a while a piano recording comes along that really plucks at the heart-strings. Denis Kozhukhinís compilation of miniatures by Mendelssohn and Grieg is one such. ... He brings to the table a perfect balance between spontaneity and control, teamed with infinite variety of touch and timbre. Every phrase is imbued with sensitivity and luminous beauty. ... Kozhukhinís pick of Griegís Lyric Pieces is equally inspired. Again we have not just a randomly varied assembly of pieces but an over-arching story.  Michelle Assay (Recording of the Month)
Gramophone September 2019
Gramophone Editor's Choice

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