Paul Kletzki - Piano Concerto

Naxos: 8572190

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Paul Kletzki - Piano Concerto

Label:

Naxos

Catalogue No:

8572190
(8.572190)

Discs:

1

Release date:

1st March 2010

Barcode:

0747313219070

Length:

75 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Paul Kletzki - Piano Concerto

World Première Recordings


Kletzki:

Piano Concerto in D minor, Op. 22

Orchestrated by John Norine, Jr

Three Preludes, Op. 4

Three Unpublished Piano Pieces

Fantasie in C minor, Op. 9


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Treated ‘like a son’ by Wilhelm Furtwängler and admired by Toscanini as both composer and conductor, Paul Kletzki was active as a composer between 1921 and 1942, relinquishing this creative outlet to become famous solely as a conductor.

All the works on this disc are adventurous, sometimes improvisatory, tonal pieces which push the pianist’s technique and musicianship to the limit.

The Fantasie is a colossal work of highly contrapuntal music, a sonata comprising four movements joined together within a single continuous movement, while the Piano Concerto may be counted among the most significant twentieth-century contributions to the genre.

Joseph Banowetz has been described by Fanfare as “a giant among keyboard artists of our time.”

Paul Kletzki: Piano Concerto in D minor, Op. 22 (orchestrated by J. Norine Jr.)

I. Allegro ma non troppo

II. Andante sostenuto

III. Allegro agitato

Paul Kletzki: 3 Preludes, Op. 4

No. 1. Moderato assai

No. 2. Allegro, ma non troppo

No. 3. Moderato molto

Paul Kletzki: 3 Unpublished Piano Pieces

No. 1.

No. 2.

No. 3.

Paul Kletzki: Fantasie in C minor, Op. 9

Fantasie in C minor, Op. 9

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