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Alexandre Tansman was a close and lifelong friend of both Stravinsky and Milhaud and the pieces on this disc, Stèle and Élégie, are dedicated to these composers respectively. Throughout his extensive and multifaceted oeuvre, reminiscences not only of these composers, but also of Polish folk music and Asian pentatonic music can be clearly found.
Tansman composed his Concert Piece for the Left Hand whilst in American exile in 1943 but left it merely in the form of a piano score. For sixty-five years it remained unpublished until the Polish composer Piotr Moss produced a congenial orchestration in 2008 and cpo present the première recording.
Alexandre Tansman: Piano Concertino
I. Toccata - Allegro vivace
II. Intermezzo Chopiniano - Andante cantabile
III. Finale - Allegro risoluto
Alexandre Tansman: Stele in memoriam Igor Stravinsky
No. 1. Elegia
No. 2. Studio ritmico
No. 3. Lamento
Alexandre Tansman: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand (completed by P. Moss)
I. Allegro con moto
II. Andante cantabile
III. Vivace - Allegro deciso - Vivace
Alexandre Tansman: Elegie a la memoire de Darius Milhaud
Elegie a la memoire de Darius Milhaud
“Performances are as deft and committed as one could desire; exemplary productions values and copious presentation, too.”
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