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Wydawnictwo: Wergo
Nr katalogowy: WER 68102
Nośnik: 1 CD
Data wydania: listopad 2020
EAN: 4010228681024
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Epoka muzyczna: współczesna, klasycyzm
Obszar (język): angielski, niemiecki
Instrumenty: fortepian
Rodzaj: fantazja, wariacje

Beethoven / Birtwistle: A Bag of Bagatelles

Wergo - WER 68102
Wykonawcy
Nicolas Hodges, piano
Nagrody i rekomendacje
 
BBC Music Choice
 
Ludwig van Beethoven:
Fantasie für Klavier, Op. 77
Bagatellen für Klavier, Op. 126
Allegretto in h-Moll, WoO 61

Harrison Birtwistle:
Variations from the Golden Mountain
Gigue Machine
Dance of the metro-gnome
Nicolas Hodges occupies a unique position among the world’s most distinguished piano soloists. His ability to perfectly perform unconventional, hyper-complex works of extreme technical difficulty is legendary, but he also possesses a deep musical understanding of the music he performs, which he often prepares in consultation and collaboration with the composers. Less well known but equally fascinating are his interpretations of the music of earlier centuries, in which he is always able to rediscover fresh and contemporary qualities.

On the occasion of the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth, Nico-las Hodges has juxtaposed Beethoven’s music with works by the English com-poser Harrison Birtwistle (born in 1934). Discovering that the two composers have much in common, he reveals the contemporary potential still present in Beethoven and the parallels to be found in Birtwistle’s compositions, many of which were composed especially for Hodges. This studio recording was produced by the WDR in Cologne. Hodge’s playing is radically contemporary, impulsive, and full of surprises and humor. Anyone expecting soothing background music should definitely look elsewhere!

Recording: 19–22 November 2019, WDR Köln, Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal.

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