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Instrumental, page 92

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Giacinto Scelsi - Action Music No. 1- Bernhard Wambach, piano

Giacinto Scelsi - Action Music No. 1- Bernhard Wambach, piano
ID: KAI0012312
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

Giacinto Scelsi’s relationship with the piano is interesting and contradictory. For no other instrument has the Italian composer and poet composed so many pieces; to no other instrument does he seem so closely attached, both personally and biographically; and no other instrument disappeared so abruptly and finally from his scores as the piano, the European showcase instrument. With the piano, we can follow the break lines and developments in the musical thinking and works of Giacinto Scelsi, which are key to an understanding of his striking compositional development. As late piano compositions, Action music and Suite Nr. 8 mark a transition to Giacinto Scelsi’s new musical language: the exploration of the individual sound, the inclination to a sound-energetic agglomeration, the gesture of improvisation - all this is also clearly discernable in both his works. (Berno Odo Polzer)

Includes booklet with text by Berno Odo Polzer
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Alfredo Perl: Ludwig van Beethoven: The Great Piano Sonatas

Alfredo Perl: Ludwig van Beethoven: The Great Piano Sonatas
ID: OC258
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

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PIERRE JODLOWSKI - Drones - Barbarismes - Dialog / No Dialog

PIERRE JODLOWSKI - Drones - Barbarismes - Dialog / No Dialog
ID: KAI0013032
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental

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Michael Nyman and Motion Trio

Michael Nyman and Motion Trio
ID: MNRCD117
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Accordion

CD includes piece "The Heart Asks Pleasure First"
leitmotiv from "The Piano" movie.



Music composed by Michael Nyman,
except "Silence" by Janusz Wojtarowicz.

Arrangements by Janusz Wojtarowicz.

9 of Michael Nyman’s greatest hits arranged/performed by The Motion Trio

Bonus Track - ‘Silence’ written and perormed by The Motion Trio
With Michael Nyman, Piano and Nigel Barr, Trombone and Euphonium

“Nyman’s music is so wonderful it even sounds good on the accordion.”

This release heralds an extraordinary collaboration between Poland’s foremost, nay celebrated, accordion trio, The Motion Trio and Britain’s finest and most prolific classical composer, Michael Nyman.

The collaboration, which operates under the name Michael Nyman and Motion Trio, was originally dreamt up for the 7th Kinoteka Polish Film Festival and performed at the Barbican in April 2009. Together, they have produced Acoustic Accordions, an interpretation of nine of Nyman’s greatest hits (plus a bonus track Silence, written and performed by The Motion Trio) featuring Nyman on piano and Nigel Barr on Trombone and Euphonium.

The Motion Trio are an accordion trio. They were honored with the ‘Gus Viseur’ award at the Musical Discovery of the Year awards in 2005 in France - a top honour in the accordion world.

They are the grand prix laureates of the 4th Edition of the Krzysztof Penderecki International Contemporary Chamber Music Competition.

The Motion Trio have participated in a great number of prestigous festivals events inlcuding the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Alternativa Festival, Moscow, Migration Music Festival Taipei, Fest Der Kontinente Berlin, Gaudeamus Festival, Amsterdam, Reykjavik Arts Festival, Festival d'Ile de France, Paris and many others.
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Michael Nyman - The Piano - The Composer's Cut Series - Vol. 3I

Michael Nyman - The Piano - The Composer's Cut Series -  Vol. 3I
ID: MNRCD107
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

Music composed and performed by Michael Nyman
"The purpose of the Composer's Cut series is to present music from my soundtracks in a state of continuous evolution. As I transferred particular cues from film to concert hall both musical structures changed and performance styles developed, enabling the music, perhaps, to realise its true potential. So these recordings represent the Michael Nyman Band's state-of-performance as of spring 2005." - MN August 2005

Michael Nyman's score for Jane Campion's 1993 film The Piano is one of the most successful film soundtracks of all time. The film itself won the prestigious Palme d'Or at the Cannes film festival in 1993 and went on to win several Oscars at the 1994 Academy Awards. Holly Hunter's role as Ada the film's central role was that of an elective mute who chose to communicate via her playing. If having the music feature so prominently in a film was unusual, for the music to additionally convey the dialogue of the main character is unique. The soundtrack of the film went on to become a multi million seller. Perhaps surprisingly for music with such strong ties to its original source many of the pieces from The Piano were subsequently used in a variety of other settings in film, television and advertising making it some of the most performed/frequently heard orchestral music of the last twenty years.

The concert suite for The Piano as performed by The Michael Nyman Band also became a staple of the band's concert repertoire and has been performed all over the world with the composer taking the roles of pianist and conductor. It is this expanded form of the soundtrack that Nyman chose to record as his own definitive edition in Abbey Road studios in April 2005. The piano pieces again form a dialogue, though here the dialogue is purely musical between pianist and orchestra rather having the piano pieces act as speech substitute as they did in the film. The resulting album is a wonderful example of film music transformed to a distinctive stand alone concert work.
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Michael Nyman - The Piano Sings

Michael Nyman - The Piano Sings
ID: MNRCD103
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

The Piano Sings features music originally recorded for film soundtracks from 1993 to 2003 including Gattaca, Wonderland, The Diary of Anne Frank, End of the Affair, The Claim, Man with a Movie Camera and The Piano. With their more familiar band and orchestral settings removed, the pieces return to a point echoing their origins. Nyman commented "all of my music starts out as piano music - much of it in song form, so the opportunity to get back to that essence appealed to me, hence the decision to make the album". The album deliberately focuses on the lyrical side of Nyman's piano laying, hence the title.

The Piano Sings presents Michael Nyman's most intimate recording to date, neatly encapsulating the qualities that have made his compositions loved by millions of listeners around the world. While the composer's piano playing is a central element of his touring band and a familiar sound to the many people who've bought & loved his albums, this is the first time he has devoted a complete recording to solo piano.

While the term "classical crossover" has become akin to a swear word in some quarters, Nyman's music has displayed an ability to reach a mass audience and cross over in the best sense - with no compromise expected on behalf of composer or listener.

The Piano Sings is the ideal album for both his large fanbase and the more occasional classical music buyer.
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Valentina Igoshina Plays Chopin

Valentina Igoshina Plays Chopin
ID: TPCD160
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

This 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.
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Destination Paris - LENDVAI STRING TRIO

Destination Paris - LENDVAI STRING TRIO
ID: 5060192780079
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: String instruments

This is the debut recording of an ensemble which is already in great demand around Europe. “Throughout, the fluidity of their phrasing and the way that they balanced the work’s classical elegance and its emotional complexity were compelling.” The Strad
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Virtuoso: Neil Smith, guitar

Virtuoso: Neil Smith, guitar
ID: SS002
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Guitar

Another welcome reissue from Neil Smith, one of Britain's finest classical guitarists. He plays guitar music by Niccolo Paganini, Mauro Giuliani, Fernando Sor and Isaac Albéniz, introducing in these performances a number of his own improvisations, a lost feature of the romantic era.
Paganini was the greatest of violin virtuosi but he was also a master guitarist and composer for the guitar. The Grand Sonata has three movements: a bold Allegro Risoluto then an exquisite Romanza and finally a set of variations marked Andantino Variato.
Giuliani’s Variations Op 107 are taken on a theme by Handel, known generally as ‘The Harmonious Blacksmith’. Fernando Sor’s Les Adieux is just one of a number of pieces reflecting on losses during his lifetime. Albéniz’s Cadiz has the jaunty air of a seaport whereas Torre Bermeja reflects on the images of the great crimson towers of The Alhambra in Granada as multitudes of notes imitate the Moorish decor.
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Neil Smith - La Danza: Spanish Guitar Classics

Neil Smith - La Danza: Spanish Guitar Classics
ID: SS001
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Guitar Music

Neil Smith, one of Britain's finest classical guitarists, performs Spanish Guitar classics by Gaspar Sanz, Fernando Sor, Francisco Tárrega, Isaac Albéniz and Enrique Granados.
Neil Smith has given concerts in over 40 nations making over two thousand appearances in total. He has toured under some of the finest conductors including the late Sir Alexander Gibson and Sir Simon Rattle and the finest orchestras including the RSNO, RLPO, CBSO, BBC Ulster, City of London Sinfonia, the English String Orchestra and the London Philharmonic. His debut in the USA received a standing ovation and led to several return trips, coast to coast. Recent tours have included Japan, Arabia, Russia, Scandinavia, Holland, Portugal and Spain where he has also given masterclasses, a rare honour for an Englishman.
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