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Michael Nyman: Music for Two Pianos - The Zoo Duet

Michael Nyman: Music for Two Pianos - The Zoo Duet
ID: SIGCD506
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Contemporary music

Signum Records is proud to release its first volume of music devoted to one of Britain's best known composers Michael Nyman. The Zoo Duet perform music for two pianos.
Nn one has played a greater role in bridging the divide between the worlds of classical and popular music than Michael Nyman. He has combined Purcell and Mozart, 1950s rock ‘n’ roll, ancient Sumerian quasi-feminist texts, Queens Park Rangers Football Club and innumerable other diverse musical and cultural sources to produce a style of composition which is romantic, eclectic, occasionally chaotic, but uniquely his own.
Like the best classical, jazz or pop music, Nyman’s output does stand up to closer analysis, but the secret of its appeal lies not in the field of academic, but rather in its ability to speak to a large and culturally diverse audience.
Taking a Line for a Second Walk began life in 1986 as an orchestral work from the Houston Ballet. The Water Dances, originally written for Peter Greenaway’s film Making a Splash and appearing here in its five-movement form for the first time, is in part derived from a chord progression taken from a Monteverdi madrigal.
Michael Nyman has demonstrated that it is possible to write progressive and challenging new music without alienating a large part of the classical audience while attracting an even broader rock- and pop-orientated public.
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Andrea Padova, piano - Notes posted on the refrigerator

Andrea Padova, piano - Notes posted on the refrigerator
ID: STR57903
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental

The Italian pianist, Andrea Padova, (Born: 1962 - Italy) studied piano with Vincenzo Vitale, Aldo Ciccolini, Eric Larsen and composition with Franco Donatoni at the Accademia Nazionale di S.Cecilia in Rome. Later he developed his knowledge of 18th century performance practice and that of ancient instruments. At the same time, deeply involved in contemporary music, he collaborated with famous composers, among which Pierre Boulez, Goffredo Petrassi, Franco Donatoni, and Leonard Bernstein.

Andrea Padova first achieved international critical attention when he won the "J.S.Bach" International Piano Competition in 1995. Since then has concertized throughout the world, including New York (Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall), Washington (Washington Performing Arts Society), Chicago, Los Angeles, S.Francisco, Pasadena (Ambassador Auditorium), Montreal, Vancouver, Prague, Munich (Gasteig), Athens, Tel Aviv (Friends of the Israel Philarmonic), Istambul (Presidential Symphony Orchestra Hall), Rome (Radio Symphony Orchestra) and Milan (Teatro alla Scala). Following his New York debut in 1997 the critics praised his "extraordinary gifts, pulsating interpretation, and modern and vibrating conception". His last Washington performance prompted The Washington Post to write "the pianist Andrea Padova turns sound into poetry. His virtuosity, sensitively managed, resounds through every measure".

In addition to the "J.S.Bach International Piano Competition", Andrea Padova has been the recipient of many other prizes both as a pianist ("J.Hofmann", "Ibla Grand Prize", "V.Bellini") and as a composer (Wiener Wettbewerb für neue Musik, Alfredo Casella of the Accademia Chigiana di Siena, Wiener Masters, Concorso Nuove Musiche per Strumenti Antichi, Concorso Gian-Francesco Malipiero and others). His works have been performed at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Festival di Musica Antica di Urbino, Wiener Festival für Neue Musik etc...
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Dmitry Shostakovich - Composer and Pianist - Deluxe Edition

Dmitry Shostakovich - Composer and Pianist - Deluxe Edition
ID: SMCCD0058
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Pianist and Composer
Subcollection: Piano

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Mark Kostabi - Grace Notes

Mark Kostabi - Grace Notes
ID: ERP8415
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Pianist and Composer
Subcollection: Piano

(All pieces Composed and Performed by M. Kostabi)
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Medtner (piano) Plays Medtner Vol. 2 - Archive recordings of the 1940s

Medtner (piano) Plays Medtner Vol. 2 - Archive recordings of the 1940s
ID: MELCD1002274
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Collection: Pianist and Composer
Subcollection: Piano

“There’s hardly another composer who would take a more solitary place in the family of Russian musicians” wrote Medtner’s contemporary and music critic Vyacheslav Karatygin.

Medtner was born to a family of intellectuals of German descent who had long before settled in Russia. Even after three decades of emigration, he remained an essentially Russian musician till the end of his days. If Medtner’s music could not boast a great number of followers, it irrepressibly attracted such deep and subtle, though very different, artists as Rachmaninov and Myaskovsky.

Medtner’s music organically combined traditions of German and Russian music. Along with Rachmaninov and Scriabin, Medtner was an outstanding interpreter of his own works and one of those who started a new era of Russian piano music.

According to the prominent musician, pianist and thinker Heinrich Neuhaus, Medtner as a pianist “won himself an unfading glory… I couldn’t help feeling that it wasn’t just a marvelous pianist playing but a great musician, excellent composer, that his thought and ear had a total control of his fingers and his phenomenal virtuosity, and that it was an inspired pianism”.

This second volume of the anthology includes three Medtner’s piano concertos recorded in the 1940s in London (the second and third ones were conducted by Issay Dobrowen, one of the renowned representatives of Russian musical emigration). The set also features one of the most original of the composer’s works - Sonata-Ballade, Op.27.

Medtner:
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 33
Philharmonia Orchestra, George Weldon
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 50
Philharmonia Orchestra, Issay Dobrowen
Piano Concerto No. 3 in E minor, Op. 60 'Ballade'
Philharmonia Orchestra, Issay Dobrowen
Sonata-Ballada in F sharp major, Op. 27

Nikolai Medtner (piano)
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