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Tony Palmer’s Film - Valentina Igoshina plays Chopin

Tony Palmer’s Film - Valentina Igoshina plays Chopin
ID: TPDVD161
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Collection:
Documentary
Subcollection: Piano

Format: Color, DVD, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Screen (Picture) Format: 16:9
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: United States Dist
DVD Release Date: May 4, 2010
Run Time: 58 minutes


This DVD of a specially recorded recital features the beautiful young Russian pianist, Valentina Igoshina performing much of the music contained in Tony Palmer’s classic film: The Strange Case of Delfina Potocka - The Mystery of Chopin.
Igoshina is an internationally acclaimed pianist who is best known for her interpretations of Chopin and Rachmaninoff. She has appeared as a soloist with many famous orchestras including the Royal Concertegebouw Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra and The Hallé.
In an article in Gramophone (September, 2008) "Chopin Reprogrammed and a Vital Young Russian Relishes the Task," Bryce Morrison said “she relishes every aspect of Chopin's enchanting urbanity, his alternating exuberance and introspection, his light and shade." Her recording “Chopin: Complete Waltzes” was chosen by Classic FM magazine as its November 2008 ‘Disc of the Month’.
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Tony Palmer’s Classic Film -The Strange Case of Delfina Potocka. The Mystery of Chopin

Tony Palmer’s Classic Film -The Strange Case of Delfina Potocka. The Mystery of Chopin
ID: TPDVD160
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Subcollection: Biography Movie

Format: DVD, NTSC
Color mode: Colour and Black and White
Language: English, German Voice Over
Subtitles: German, Spanish, English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Screen (Picture) Format: 16:9
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Video: Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: United States Dist
DVD Release Date: May 4, 2010
Run Time: 109 minutes

Performance Credits
Paul Rhys (Films)(Biography) -Chopin
Penelope Wilton (Films)(Biography) - Delfina/Paulina
John Shrapnel (Films) - Iwaszkiewic
Corin Redgrave (Films)(Biography) - Actor
Terence Rigby - Sydow
Patricia Quinn - George Sand
John Fortune -Actor
John Bird - Actor
Peter Woodthorpe - Actor
Michael Gough -Actor
Vernon Dobtcheff - Actor

Technical Credits
Tony Palmer - Director, Editor
Michela Antonello - Producer Writers
Rob Ayling - Executive Producer
Clive Barda -Cinematographer
David Forrest - Executive Producer

Reissue of director Tony Palmer’s 1999 feature film.
In 1945, the new Polish Government asked for the heart of Chopin previously buried in Paris. A woman called Paulina Czernika approached the Polish Government claiming to have some love letters from the composer to her greatgrandmother, the Countess Delfina Potocka. Eventually alarmed, the Ministry began a witch-hunt against Madame Czernika - Delfina Potocka was the only woman to whom Chopin had dedicated any music - these letters were said to be pornographic, anti-Semitic and thoroughly damaging to the image of the composer as a Polish hero. Czernika ‘committed suicide’ on 17th October 1949, 100 years to the day after the death of Chopin - or was she murdered, and if so, why? Were the letters in fact forgeries? And what was the truth about Delfina Potocka?
Tony Palmer’s dramatised film tells the story of Czernika Potocka, probing a veritable mystery in a series of parallel scenes from 1945 and 1845. New light is shed on Chopin himself, not least in the interpretation of the music brought to life miraculously by the beautiful young Russian pianist, Valentina Igoshina.
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Rachmaninov & Fotopoulos - Works for Piano: Costas Fotopoulos, piano

Rachmaninov & Fotopoulos - Works for Piano: Costas Fotopoulos, piano
ID: JCL514
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection:
Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

The debut album from acclaimed pianist Costas Fotopoulos pulls no punches with virtuoso performances of the Twentieth Century's master composer, Sergei Rachmaninov. Fotopoulos, displaying stunning technique and a complete understanding of the repertoire, sets a new standard for the Twenty-First Century.

Costas Fotopoulos
As a talented and committed performer, Costas has for many years now worked as an improvising silent film pianist, accompanying silent films at festivals and screenings throughout the UK, Europe and North America.
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Dmitri Bashkirov - Piano Concertos - Beethoven & CPE Bach

Dmitri Bashkirov - Piano Concertos - Beethoven & CPE Bach
ID: CLAVES501010
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection:
Chamber Music
Subcollection: Piano

He is one of the "superstars" of the piano world. An exceptional teacher - his pupils include stars such as Arcadi Volodos or Claire-Marie Le Guay - Dmitri Bashkirov’s debut with Claves combines a most original programme with orchestra. Face to face, we have: Johann Sebastian Bach’s most famous son, Carl Philip Emanuel, forbearer of the great Romantic composers, and an unusual Ludwig van Beethoven. This particular Concerto op. 61a is indeed very rarely played, copying almost note for note the original score of the Violin Concerto op. 61. Written about two years after the completion of the latter, this transcription - for which Etienne Barilier suggests the term "transposition" in the booklet - is shrouded in mystery. Is it the consequence of the original lack of success of the violin concerto, or Beethoven’s response to the pianist and editor Muzio Clementi who commissioned the work? Beyond these unanswered questions, Etienne Barilier underlines the relevance of pairing this work to CPE Bach’s Concerto in C minor: "Bach had written for the harpsichord; to resort to the piano tends to "modernise" his world. Whereas on the other hand, Beethoven’s almost monophonic piano has a somewhat archaic and strangely nude feel, which sends his work back in time. So that for us, both works seem closer to each other in time, with an almost comparable "sensibility", both bright and serene, with the same deep expressivity, free from pathos. For Carl Philip Emanuel Bach, the storms of Romanticism are still far away. For Beethoven, they are very close indeed; in this strange work however, he keeps them at bay." What with Dmitry Bashkirov’s magnificent interpretation and the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne’s delicate and artful accompaniment, this will make for a memorable recording.
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Michael Nyman- Musique à Grand Vitesse - The Piano Concerto

Michael Nyman- Musique à Grand Vitesse - The Piano Concerto
ID: MNRCD115
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Piano

1- 6 Michael Nyman Band and Orchestra
6 - 9 Kathryn Stott, solo piano / Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Michael Nyman

MGV (Musique à Grand Vitesse)
was commissioned by the Lille Festival, France. It was first performed on 26th September 1993 for the inauguration of the TGV North-European line. The rhythm, melody, harmony, motives and texture are constantly changing and is therefore one of the most exciting and inspiring pieces Michael Nyman has written.

Leading international choreographer Christopher Wheeldon was gripped by MGV’s energy, dynamism and emotion. He was so inspired that he made new choreography to the music of MGV for The Royal Ballet in 2006. Due to popular demand, the resultant work, DGV (Dance a Grande Vitesse), will be revived by The Royal Ballet at Covent Garden, London, on the following dates: 31st January, 6th, 9th, 20th and 21st February 2009.

The Piano Concerto
is based entirely on material selected from the soundtrack for Jane Campion’s film The Piano. It is a single movement work in four phases. 3 of them feature 18th and 19th century popular Scottish song tunes, which formed the basis of Ada’s music in the film. It is a wonderfully powerful and evocative score and there are planned performances of the Piano Concerto in the UK in 2009.
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Virtuoso Oboe Music by Antonio Pasculli - Ch.Redgat, oboe and S. Robbings, piano

Virtuoso Oboe Music by Antonio Pasculli - Ch.Redgat, oboe and S. Robbings, piano
ID: CC2006
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Oboe

The CD booklet contains a 2,000-word essay by Christopher Redgate on the music and life of Antonino Pasculli in English, Italian and German. The photos include two of Pasculli and one of his Triébert oboe.


Antonino Pasculli was born in 1842. The great violin virtuoso Paganini had died two years previously (also an Italian, a performer and a composer) and Franz Liszt was touring Europe as a dazzling virtuoso. Some have likened Pasculli to Paganini and perhaps for good reason; he must at least have known the reputation of these two giants.

But there were others. The concept of the performer/composer was very common in both the 18th and 19th centuries. Many of them wrote music for their own use, and often specifically to display their techniques. There were many fine oboist/composers during this period - Casimir Lalliet (1837-92) and Stanislas Verroust (1814-63) to name but two. What sets the music of Antonino Pasculli apart, however, is the extreme technical demands he makes upon the oboist (I know of nothing else from the 19th century repertoire to compare with the challenges he poses), and the creative ways in which he uses his chosen material. copyright Christopher Redgate 2003
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Rare Goossens - Oboe Concertos

Rare Goossens - Oboe Concertos
ID: CC2005
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Oboe

Recorded between 1925 and 1947

The CD booklet contains an essay (in English, French and German) about Goossens and his art by Melvin Harris which has recieved much praise - "Melvin Harris' excellently supportive booklet note" (Classical Music Web); "Melvin Harris, author of the excellent insert note" (Gramophone). There are photographs from Goossens' early and middle life, including some not seen before.


Of Léon Goossens it was once said: "There is perhaps only one other musician who can so etherialise his instrument. One thinks of Casals and his cello."

But it was not always so. In his early days Léon Goossens was dissatisfied with the models he was expected to emulate. His first teacher was Charles Reynolds, the renowned lead oboist of the Hallé Orchestra. Great though he was at teaching breath control and practice passages, his tone and phrasing held no magic for his young pupil. Etherealisation was absent from a tone that was broad, without vibrato and, as Léon put it, "bullish". Indeed, to mute his instrument, Reynolds used to hang a robust pocket handkerchief over his music stand and project into it!

Later studies at London's Royal College of Music brought no real inspiration, for the oboe professor there was William Malsch, a kindly man, but an unlovely player. He was dropped from the Queen's Hall Orchestra since his tone set Sir Henry Wood's teeth on edge. An American critic agreed, when he wrote "His tone bites like sulphuric acid".

The great breakthrough came when Léon heard the Belgian oboist Henri De Busscher play at the Queen's Hall. De Busscher's playing was delicate and expressive, with a marvellous singing quality about it. His long, sensitive phrases were a marvel. His cameo-like tone was endowed with a warm vibrato. This was the inspiration that Léon had yearned for. Night after night he listened out for De Busscher's solos, then went back to his room to emulate and aim for the same subtle and singing control over his oboe. He was an eager and gifted pupil, so much so that when De Busscher left for New York, Henry Wood chose the 16-year-old Goossens to take his place. copyright Melvin Harris, 2002
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Though Lovers be Lost -Music shadowing the two World Wars

Though Lovers be Lost -Music shadowing the two World Wars
ID: CC2008
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Oboe

The CD booklet contains a 2,000-word essay by Emily Pailthorpe on the music and the times in English, French and German. The photos include more of the performers, composers and the recording session.

The period between the two World Wars was one of violence, conflict, loss, nostalgia, yet great creative energy - qualities which are reflected in this collection of works for oboe and piano. These pieces conjure up a time in which loss was familiar, change seemed relentless, and yet a frenzy of exuberant artistic work was taking place. In her book 'Testament of Youth' (1933) Vera Brittain writes of the time: "Only gradually did I realize that the War had condemned me to live to the end of my days in a world without confidence and security, a world in which every dear personal relationship would be fearfully cherished under the shadow of apprehension."

The five composers represented in this disc were each directly affected by the extraordinary circumstances of the inter-war period, and their reactions were personal and diverse. Together, these pieces create not only a varied recital programme but also a window into this highly charged time. Living in the shadow of such desolation it is awe-inspiring and affirming that these men chose still to express themselves through the universal language of music. They speak clearly to us across the gulf of time in a way that is best expressed by these words of Dylan Thomas:

Though Lovers be lost, love shall not;
And death shall have no dominion.

copyright 2003 Emily Pailthorpe
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R. Schumann: Kreisleriana & Etudes symphoniques -M.Swartzentruber, piano

R. Schumann: Kreisleriana & Etudes symphoniques -M.Swartzentruber, piano
ID: SLR3
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection:
Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

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Scarlatti, Domenico: Sonatas: Mark Swartzentruber, piano

Scarlatti, Domenico: Sonatas: Mark Swartzentruber, piano
ID: SLR1
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection:
Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

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