Alexandra Silocea: Sound Waves

Avie: AV2266

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Alexandra Silocea: Sound Waves

Label:

Avie

Catalogue No:

AV2266

Discs:

1

Release date:

13th May 2013

Barcode:

0822252226621

Length:

61 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Alexandra Silocea: Sound Waves


Debussy:

L'isle joyeuse

Reflets dans l'eau (No. 1 from Images pour piano - Book 1)

Poissons d'or (No. 3 from Images pour piano - Book 2)

Liszt:

Les jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este (Années de pèlerinage III, S. 163 No. 4)

Variations on a theme from 'Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen' (J S Bach) for piano, S180

Nuages gris, S199

Orage (Années de pèlerinage I, S. 160 No. 5)

Der Müller und der Bach (No. 2 from Müllerlieder von Franz Schubert, S565)

Ravel:

Jeux d'eau

Romberg, M:

Eärendil, the Mariner after the poem by J.R.R. Tolkien


Alexandra Silocea (piano)

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On ‘Sound Waves’, Alexandra Silocea immerses herself in the aqueous sonorities of some of the great pianistic composers of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Schubert, Liszt, Debussy and Ravel, plus a world-premiere recording of a work commissioned by young Norwegian composer Martin Romberg.

Alexandra Silocea made something of a splash with her debut recording on AVIE of the first five Piano Sonatas by Prokofiev (AV2183), which “I don't recall having heard being played better by anyone”, according to International Record Review. For her follow up she immerses herself in the aqueous sonorities of some of the great pianistic composers of the 19th and 20th centuries. The rippling stream in Schubert’s ‘Der Müller und der Bach’ from the song cycle Die Schöne Müllerin is faithfully reproduced for solo keyboard by Liszt whose own, grander Jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este evokes a fountain in the gardens of a Tivoli villa. In Reflets dans l'eau Debussy subtly interplays watery reflections, both melodic and rhythmic, whilst Ravel, like Liszt, celebrates a fountain, this one in Versailles, in Jeux d'eau. These and other water-inspired works flow through Alexandra’s second recording, ‘Sound Waves’. She adds a distinctive stamp with a commission by the young Norwegian composer, Martin Romberg, Eärendil, meaning “lover of the sea” in J.R.R. Tolkien’s elven language of Quenya.

Martin Romberg: Eärendil

Eärendil

Claude Debussy: L'isle joyeuse

L'isle joyeuse

Claude Debussy: Image Series I, L. 110: I. Reflets dans l'eau

Image Series I, L. 110: I. Reflets dans l'eau

Claude Debussy: Image Series II, L. 111: III. Poissons d’or

Image Series II, L. 111: III. Poissons d’or

Maurice Ravel: Jeux d'eau

Jeux d'eau

Franz Liszt: Années de pèlerinage, troisième année Italie: IV. Les Jeux d’eaux à la Villa d’Este S. 163, No. 4

Années de pèlerinage, troisième année Italie: IV. Les Jeux d’eaux à la Villa d’Este S. 163, No. 4

Franz Liszt: Variations on a Cantata by Bach "Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen", S.180

Variations on a Cantata by Bach "Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen", S.180

Franz Liszt: Nuages gris, S. 199

Nuages gris, S. 199

Franz Liszt: Années de pèlerinage, première année Suisse: V. Orage, S. 160, No.5

Années de pèlerinage, première année Suisse: V. Orage, S. 160, No.5

Franz Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin, D. 795, No. 19: IXX. Der Müller und der Bach, S. 565, No. 2

Die schöne Müllerin, D. 795, No. 19: IXX. Der Müller und der Bach, S. 565, No. 2

BBC Music Magazine

August 2013

***

“Silocea is perhaps the strongest in the Liszt selection: here she shows powerful virtuosity...Still, she does sometimes become bogged down in watery detail. In the French repertoire particularly, one becomes very aware of every droplet rather than the whole lake or fountain.”

Gramophone Magazine

September 2013

“Silocea proves to be as good a pianist as she is a programme-builder and her playing offers much to savour, especially in the Liszt selections...Silocea shapes the relentless octaves or 'Orage' with melodic cogency rather than banging them out...In all, an attractive and well-recorded programme.”

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