Debussy: Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)

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Home - Works for Solo Harp by Bach, Debussy & Sting

Home - Works for Solo Harp by Bach, Debussy & Sting


Bach, J S:

Prelude & Fugue Book 1 No. 2 in C minor, BWV847: Prelude

Prelude & Fugue Book 1 No. 1 in C major, BWV846: Prelude

Prelude in D minor, BWV926

Sonata for Violin & Harpsichord No. 5 in F minor, BWV1018: I. Largo

arr. for solo harp Saint-Saens

Partita No. 5 in G major, BWV829 (Praeambulum)

Couperin, F:

Pièces de clavecin II: Ordre 6ème in B flat: Les baricades mistérieuses

Pièces de clavecin III: Ordre 18ème in F major: Le Tic-Toc-Choc ou Les Maillotins

Debussy:

Préludes - Book 1: No. 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin

Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)

David DePeters (vibraphone)

Glass, P:

Metamorphosis II

David DePeters (vibraphone)

Grandjany:

The Colorado Trail Op. 28: Fantaisie for harp

Handel:

Harp Concerto in B flat major, Op. 4 No. 6, HWV 294: III. Allegro moderato

Rameau:

L'Egyptienne

Sherman, D:

Cycling Along with You

Sting:

St. Agnes and the Burning Train

David DePeters (vibraphone)

trad.:

Amid Flowers, Beside the River, Under a Spring Moon


Elizabeth Hainen (harp)

Philadelphia Orchestra Solo Harpist Elizabeth Hainen paints a varied and innovative portrait of private momentsin this ode to the pleasures of home. The programme features favourite pieces from those enjoyable hours spent playing her instrument alone or in partnership with her percussionist husband – a collection of cherished gems alongside new creations including a world-premiere arrangement of Sting’s ‘St. Agnes and the Burning Train’.

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Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 2

Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 2


Brahms:

Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99

Debussy:

Préludes - Book 1: No. 12, Minstrels

Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)

Popper:

Dance of the Elves, Op. 39

Scriabin:

Étude Op. 8 No. 11 in B flat minor


Mstislav Rostropovich (cello) & Alexander Dedyukhin (piano)

Warner Classics - Mstislav Rostropovich Cellist of the Century - 9029589229

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Rostropovich Encores

Rostropovich Encores


Chopin:

Étude Op. 25 No. 7 in C sharp minor

Debussy:

Nocturne et Scherzo

Préludes - Book 1: No. 12, Minstrels

Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)

Nocturne et Scherzo

Popper:

Dance of the Elves, Op. 39

Prokofiev:

Cinderella, Op. 87: Adagio of Cinderella and the Prince

Cinderella: Waltz-Coda (transc. M. Rostropovich)

The Love for Three Oranges: March

Rachmaninov:

Oriental Dance, Op. 2 No. 2

Ravel:

Vocalise-étude en forme de habanera

Rostropovich:

Humoresque, Op. 5

Moderato

Scriabin:

Étude Op. 8 No. 11 in B flat minor

Sinding:

Suite for Violin & Orchestra, Op. 10 'im alten Stil': Presto

Stravinsky:

Le Baiser de la Fée: Pas de Deux

Chanson Russe


Alban Gerhardt (cello) & Markus Becker (piano)

Read our exclusive interview with Alban Gerhardt about Rostropovich and the art of the encore here.

For the young Alban Gerhardt, Rostropovich was ‘a reason to become passionate about the cello’: in the notes accompanying this release he recalls being ‘blown away’ on first hearing Slava play live in Berlin. This splendid follow-up to Casals Encores sees Gerhardt paying homage to his great predecessor with an eclectic programme of shorter works, including two by Rostropovich himself.

“A genuinely thoughtful and engaging tribute recital, and a compelling partner to the Casals.” Gramophone Magazine, January 2017

“[Gerhardt] matches [Rostropovich] note-for-note, with a degree of eye-watering finesse that would have surely made his hero smile. The same can be said for the mercurial moto perpetuo of Christian Singing’s Presto and the student Rostropovich’s own hilarious, gravity-defying Humoresque (a killer encore)” BBC Music Magazine, February 2017 *****

“Gerhardt’s is an especially apt homage, showcasing the Russian master’s commitment to expanding his instrument’s repertoire and popularity, at the same time as celebrating his sense of fun. It’s not a bad vehicle for the sparky Gerhardt and pianist Markus Becker, either.” The Guardian, 16th February 2017 ****

“Gerhardt is at his very best here, more than a match for his mentor, ably matched by Becker and with superb Hyperion sound.” Classical Music, July 2017 *****

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Editor's Choice - January 2017

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Mutterissimo – The Art of Anne-Sophie Mutter

Mutterissimo – The Art of Anne-Sophie Mutter


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Bach, J S:

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')

Beethoven:

Romance No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra in F major, Op. 50

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 - Rondo

Benjamin, A:

Jamaican Rumba

Brahms:

Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77: III. Allegro giocoso

Debussy:

Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)

arr. Rolens

Dvorak:

Mazurek for violin and orchestra, Op. 49 (B89)

Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53 - Allegro

Fauré:

Berceuse, Op. 16

Gershwin:

Porgy and Bess (medley)

arr. Heifetz

Kreisler:

Schön Rosmarin

Mendelssohn:

Song without Words, Op. 62 No. 6 in A major 'Spring Song'

arr. Kreisler

Prokofiev:

Violin Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 94a

Ravel:

Tzigane

Schubert:

L'Abeille (from 12 Bagatelles, Op. 13)

Schumann:

Fantasie in C major for Violin and Orchestra, Op.131

Sibelius:

Humoresque No. 1 in D minor

Tchaikovsky:

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35: II. Canzonetta

Wieniawski:

Légende in G minor, Op. 17


Universally considered as one of the greatest violinists of our time, Anne-Sophie Mutter’s stunning and multi-faceted music-making extends across masterworks from the full breadth of the violin repertoire.

Mutterissimo – The Art of Anne-Sophie Mutter is a selection of highlights from her discography, personally picked by Mutter herself, bringing together recordings that date for the most part from the last twenty years. It invites listeners to undertake two tours of Anne-Sophie Mutter’s multiple worlds of music:

The first explores the highways and byways of the core repertory and features well-known works for violin and orchestra by Dvořák and Schumann alongside less familiar pieces. The second one, often with Mutter’s long-standing piano partner, Lambert Orkis, combines virtuosity and light-heartedness; the popular and the surprising; and emotion and rhythmic energy.

For many years Anne-Sophie Mutter has performed not only in major international concert halls but recently also in clubs, where a young audience, largely unconcerned with traditional rituals, reacts to the music much more spontaneously. It is only logical, therefore, that she increasingly uses social media to engage in a dialogue with her fans.

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Albrecht Mayer: Vocalise

Albrecht Mayer: Vocalise


Bach, J S:

Magnificat in D major, BWV243: Esurientes implevit bonis

arr. Andreas N. Tarkmann

Sinfonia Varsovia

Debussy:

Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)

arr. Chris Hazell

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Fauré:

Pavane, Op. 50

arr. Chris Hazell

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Hahn, R:

A Chloris

arr. Chris Hazell

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Handel:

Trio Sonata, HWV 393 in G minor

arr. Andreas N. Tarkmann

Jakub Haufa (violin), Monika Razynska (harpsichord)

Lascia ch'io pianga (from Rinaldo)

Sinfonia Varsovia

Sarabande from Suite in D minor, HWV437

Solomon: Will the Sun Forget to Streak?

arr. Andreas N. Tarkmann

Sinfonia Varsovia

Verdi prati (from Alcina)

arr. Andreas N. Tarkmann

Sinfonia Varsovia

Humperdinck:

Abendsegen 'Abends will ich schlafen gehn' (Hänsel und Gretel)

arr. Joachim Schmeisser

The King’s Singers

Marcello, A:

Adagio from Oboe Concerto in D minor

New Seasons Ensemble

Marcello, B:

Se morto mi brami

New Seasons Ensemble

Mozart:

Ma che vi fece, o stelle...Sperai vicino il lido, K368

Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Ravel:

Pavane pour une infante défunte

arr. Chris Hazell

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Schumann:

Romance in A major, Op. 94 No. 2

Markus Becker (piano)

Vivaldi:

The Four Seasons: Winter, RV297: Largo

New Seasons Ensemble

Weismann, J:

Variations for oboe and piano, Op. 39: Var. IV – Lento, molto tranquillo

Markus Becker (piano)


“Breathing is key – it carries the soul and with it, the oboe starts to sing.” – Albrecht Mayer about his quest for the perfect cantabile line

Vocalise is a compilation of favourite pieces from Albrecht Mayer’s recent releases in which the oboe more than lives up to its reputation as a wind instrument remarkable for its singing tone.

The artist personally selected this collection ranging widely from Baroque arias of great virtuosity to the charm of the French chanson.

Even as a boy soprano with the Bamberg Cathedral Choir, Albrecht Mayer was already fascinated by the human voice, and although he later decided against pursuing a career as a singer and chose instead to become an oboist, he is unquestionably a magician who as soon as he breathes life into his instrument casts his spell on his listeners’ hearts and minds with the beauty of his playing, transforming the oboe into an irresistible vox humana.

“Albrecht achieves these incredible textures and beauty of tone which no other oboist seems to come close to …” – Nigel Kennedy

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Piano Daydreams

Piano Daydreams


Bach, J S:

Prelude & Fugue Book 1 No. 1 in C major, BWV846: Prelude

Hélène Grimaud (piano)

Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 ‘Moonlight': Adagio sostenuto

Daniel Barenboim (piano)

Brahms:

Intermezzo in E flat major, Op. 117 No. 1

Wilhelm Kempff (piano)

Chopin:

Nocturne No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9 No. 2

Daniel Barenboim (piano)

Nocturne No. 5 in F sharp major, Op. 15 No. 2

Daniel Barenboim (piano)

Prelude Op. 28 No. 4 in E minor

Martha Argerich (piano)

Prelude Op. 28 No. 7 in A major

Martha Argerich (piano)

Debussy:

Préludes - Book 1: No. 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin

Dino Ciani (piano)

Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)

Alexis Weissenberg (piano)

Grieg:

Lyric Pieces Op. 43: No. 6 - To Spring

Mikhail Pletnev (piano)

Lyric Pieces Op. 54: No. 4 - Nocturne

Andrei Gavrilov (piano)

Liszt:

Consolation, S. 172 No. 3 in D flat major

Daniel Barenboim (piano)

Liebestraum, S541 No. 3 (Nocturne in A flat major)

Yundi Li (piano)

Mendelssohn:

Song without Words, Op. 19b No. 1 in E major 'Sweet Remembrance'

Daniel Barenboim (piano)

Song without Words, Op. 30 No. 6 in F sharp minor 'Venezianisches Gondellied No. 2'

Daniel Barenboim (piano)

Rachmaninov:

Prelude Op. 23 No. 4 in D major

Lazar Berman (piano)

Prelude Op. 32 No. 12 in G sharp minor

Lilya Zilberstein (piano)

Satie:

Gymnopédie No. 1

Jean-Marc Luisada (piano)

Schubert:

Impromptu in G flat major, D899 No. 3

Daniel Barenboim (piano)

Schumann:

Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Träumerei

Lang Lang (piano)


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The Club Album - Live from Yellow Lounge

The Club Album - Live from Yellow Lounge


Bach, J S:

Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV1043: Allegro

Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord), Noa Wildschut (violin) & Ye-Eun Choi (violin)

Mutter's Virtuosi

Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV1043: Vivace

Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord), Noa Wildschut (violin) & Ye-Eun Choi (violin)

Mutter's Virtuosi

Benjamin, A:

Jamaican Rumba

Lambert Orkis (piano)

Brahms:

Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor

Lambert Orkis (piano)

Copland:

Rodeo: Hoe down

Debussy:

Golliwog's Cakewalk (from Children's Corner)

Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)

Gershwin:

Preludes (3)

Lambert Orkis (piano)

Gounod:

Ave Maria

Saint-Saëns:

Introduction & Rondo capriccioso, Op. 28

Tchaikovsky:

Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op. 42: Mélodie in E flat major

Vivaldi:

The Four Seasons: Summer, RV315 - Presto

Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord)

Mutter's Virtuosi

The Four Seasons: Winter, RV297 - Allegro non molto

Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord)

Mutter's Virtuosi

Williams, John:

Schindler's List: Theme

Lambert Orkis (piano)


Virtuoso violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter created a sensation at Berlin’s Neue Heimat venue, recreating the impact of her legendary 2013 Yellow Lounge appearance, when she attracted one of the biggest crowds in the history of Deutsche Grammophon’s ground-breaking “classical-goes-clubbing” series. Now she’s pushing the electric atmosphere to the limit by making the first-ever live Yellow Lounge recording.

The ‎ground-breaking project, co-produced by Deutsche Grammophon and ZDF, is set for global release in August, with German TV broadcasts in the summer and autumn, and a special documentary to follow in 2016.

Deutsche Grammophon President Mark Wilkinson welcomed Mutter’s return to the Yellow Lounge: “Last night, in Berlin, a part of classical music changed for ever. Anne-Sophie Mutter is breaking down boundaries, and taking risks without compromising her art – ultimately pushing on a door through which we hope others will follow.”

On stage with Mutter were her longtime accompanist Lambert Orkis, the Mutter Virtuosi – a hand-picked ensemble of young alumni of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation – and star harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani, whose solo debut with Deutsche Grammophon is released this month. The programme spanned three centuries of classical music – from Bach and Vivaldi to Gershwin and John Williams – and was conceived by the violinist exclusively for this Yellow Lounge event and the accompanying album.

Yellow Lounge fuses the classical world and club culture, combining performances from stars of the former with cutting-edge DJ and VJ sets in urban spaces. On turntables this time were DJs Clé and Canisius, who’ve worked numerous Yellow Lounges, as has world-renowned VJ Philipp Geist, who was responsible for the stunning visuals.

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Khatia Buniatishvili: Motherland

Khatia Buniatishvili: Motherland


Bach, J S:

Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV208

Brahms:

Intermezzo in B flat minor, Op. 117 No. 2

Chopin:

Étude Op. 25 No. 7 in C sharp minor

Debussy:

Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)

Dvorak:

Slavonic Dance No. 10 in E minor, Op. 72 No. 2

with Gvantsa Buniatishivili (piano)

Grieg:

Lyric Pieces Op. 57: No. 6 - Homesickness

Handel:

Minuet in G minor

Kancheli:

When Almonds Blossomed

From the film by Lana Gogoberidze

Ligeti:

Musica ricercata No. 7

Liszt:

Wiegenlied (Chant du berceau), S198

Mendelssohn:

Song without Words, Op. 67 No. 2 in F sharp minor

Pärt:

Für Alina

Ravel:

Pavane pour une infante défunte

Scarlatti, D:

Keyboard Sonata K380 in E major

Scriabin:

Étude Op. 2 No. 1 in C sharp minor

Tchaikovsky:

The Seasons, Op. 37b: October ('Autumn Song')

trad.:

Vagiorko mai (Don’t you love me?)

Traditional / Khatia Buniatishvili


Following the success of her Chopin album on Sony Classical, Khatia Buniatishvili now reveals a new, highly personal side on her album ‘Motherland’.

The CD is an intimate quest encompassing solo piano works from Bach to Pärt and from Brahms to Kancheli, in which the themes of longing for home, the merriment of a folk dance and the eternal cycle of growth and decay are apparent.

Spanning a broad stylistic and historical range, the album celebrates the works that have accompanied Khatia Buniatishvili’s personal path in life, including pieces from her Georgian homeland.

Motherland juxtaposes the happy lightness of a ‘Slavonic Dance’ by Dvorak and the melancholy of Grieg’s lyrical ‘Homesickness’, and contrasts the elegant gaiety of Mendelssohn’s ‘Song without Words’ (op. 67/2) with the graceful introspection of Liszt’s ‘Lullaby’. Classics of the Romantic piano repertoire such as Chopin’s Étude in C-sharp minor (op. 25/7) and Brahms ‘Intermezzo’ (op. 117/2) are embedded between Bach’s cantata ‘Sheep May Safely Graze’ and Arvo Pärt’s musical dedication ‘For Alina’.

Khatia Buniatishvili has been described by The Independent as “the young Georgian firebrand”. At the age of only 26 years, this Tblisi-born pianist has already achieved an exceptional maturity of interpretation and a distinctive artistic approach that make her playing unmistakable.

Khatia’s warm, sometimes sorrowful playing may reflect a close proximity to Georgian folk-music, which, she attests, has greatly influenced her musicality. Critics emphasize that her playing has an aura of elegant solitude and even melancholy, which she does not feel to be a negative attribute. “The piano is the blackest instrument,” she says, a “symbol of musical solitude… I have to be psychologically strong and forget the hall if I want to share it with the audience.” Khatia Buniatishvili speaks five languages and lives in Paris.

“Without this musical crispness it might all be cloying. As it is, the disc holds one's attention.” The Observer, 15th June 2014 ***

“soothing, intimate and reflective. Buniatishvili roduces the most ravishing, velvet-toned pianissimo, beautifully captured in Berlin's Jesus-Christus-Kirche. The trouble is that, after 20 minutes or so of ravishing, velvet-toned pianissimo, one begins to wonder if that is all this pianist is going to reveal of herself” Gramophone Magazine, September 2014

“Behind the flowers, butterflies and soulful photos there lies some very classy piano-playing...Buniatishvili's playing is eloquent indeed: her voicing is expertly balanced in the opening Bach transcription and the Ravel Pavane, the phrasing sings wonderfully in the Tchaikovsky, Chopin and Scriabin...on the whole these are performances that get under your skin.” BBC Music Magazine, October 2014 ****

BBC Music Magazine

Instrumental Choice - October 2014

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Piano Man: James Rhodes

Piano Man: James Rhodes


 

Prelude in E Minor

Bach, J S:

French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV816

Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53 'Waldstein'

Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109

Blumenfeld:

Etude for the left hand, Op. 36

Busoni:

Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major (Bach BWV 564)

Chopin:

Étude Op. 25 No. 12 in C minor

Prelude Op. 28 No. 4 in E minor

Fantasia in F minor, Op. 49

Debussy:

Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)

Grieg:

In the Hall of the Mountain King (from Peer Gynt)

Grieg/Ginsberg

Moszkowski:

Etincelles

Rachmaninov:

Prelude Op. 3 No. 2 in C sharp minor

Ravel:

Le Tombeau de Couperin: Toccata


James Rhodes (piano)

With childhood abuse, drug addiction and suicide attempts behind him, James is not your typical concert pianist but with his passion and rock-star aura, he is bringing new audiences to classical piano. In 'Piano Man', James plays the music of his favourite composers, including Bach, Beethoven and Chopin, many of whom had, like James, troubled lives. In this highly personal collection, James explains how they’ve given him solace in his darkest moments and why we should all be listening. With stunning solo piano performances and witty insight into these lives 'Piano Man' is an exciting and radical new approach.

“a sincere, communicative and mindful musician. He always holds your attention, whether or not you agree with each interpretative notion...Rhodes's fusion of instinct, mindfulness and individuality stand out in any era.” Gramophone Magazine, September 2014

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Les Sons et les Parfums

Les Sons et les Parfums

Debussy meets Chopin


Chopin:

Berceuse in D flat major, Op. 57

Étude Op. 25 No. 1 in A flat major 'Aeolian Harp'

Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52

Waltz No. 3 in A minor 'Grande Valse Brillante', Op. 34 No. 2

Prelude Op. 28 No. 1 in C major

Nocturne No. 5 in F sharp major, Op. 15 No. 2

Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60

Debussy:

L'isle joyeuse

Préludes - Book 2: No. 7, La terrasse des audiences au clair de lune

Préludes - Book 1: No. 1, Danseuses de Delphes

La plus que lente

Préludes - Book 1: No. 4, Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir

Études pour piano No. 11 - Pour les arpeges composes

Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)


Chopin and Debussy: the connections between them are as numerous as they are subtle, never obvious, yet so very profound. The achievement of Javier Perianes here is to have teased out the artistic thread linking two geniuses who soar high above their respective centuries.

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“As Javier Perianes illustrates, Debussy's piano pieces follow and yet reinvent the contours and colours of the great Polish composer's musical landscape...Perianes plays with a poet's touch throughout and makes us listen anew.” The Observer, 10th November 2013 ****

“this is clever, even if it feels a little like a charming indulgence...Perianes has the range of nuance and colour for both composers, with a warmth of tone and natural rubato. These are beautiful and engaging performances” BBC Music Magazine, January 2014 ****

“He has a splendidly sensitive touch and yet a bright cantabile: the idea combination for this repertoire, I'd say.This is most enjoyable package and the sound is superbly calculated to show off Perianes's carefully chosen repertoire.” International Record Review, February 2014

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