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Piano Moods
Frederic Chopin, Robert Schumann, Claude Debussy
Piano Moods
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OperaOnline.us | Boston, MA | 08/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"So often we are told that a CD contains "Romantic Melodies" and then we go out and purchase it and find that it's a little eclectic and not quite as Romantic as we thought. Well, that's not the case here. This 2007 release from Deutsche Grammohpon is the near ideal CD to own for those special moments when you want to sit back and relax and be carried away by the familiar melodies of the greats: Mozart, Chopin, Schubert, Liszt, Debussy, Bach, and Mendelssohn, to be specific, piano only. If you have a fairly decent audio system, it can sound like you're actually listening to a recital in your living room. Near perfect, we note, however, because there is one cut, the very last from Chopin, "Opp 66: Fantasie impromptu" that is a little jarring. Of the 17 cuts on this wonderful CD, only that one, the very last, is a little out of place - but just a little. Still, this is the piano CD to own for those special moments. You won't be disappointed. This review appeared at OperaOnline.us."
PIANO MOODS - COLLECTION OF ROMANTIC MELODIES - DEUTSCHE GRA
MOZART SCHOLAR, AUDIOPHILE & AUTHOR | SAN FRANCISCO CA & HONOLULU HI | 04/29/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"PIANO MOODS COLLECTION OF ROMANTIC MELODIES - DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON - RATED 5-STARS by Classical Music Enthusiasts

This CD features 18 of the WORLD'S GREATEST CLASSICAL PIANO COMPOSERS
ranging from Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann, Claude Debussy, Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Edvard Grieg, Johannes Brahms, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Liszt, Erik Satie, Sergei Rachmaninov, Felix Mendelssohn whose works reflects the ultimate music beauty. Number of Discs: 2 Release Date: 05/08/2007 CD

Performers: Daniel Barenboim, Lang Lang, Alexis Weissenberg, Hélène Grimaud, Emil Gilels, Wilhelm Kempff, Andrei Gavrilov, Angela Hewitt, Martha Argerich, Dino Ciani, Anatol Ugorski, Yundi Li, Jean-Marc Luisada, Mikhail Pletnev, Andor Foldes, Lilya Zilberstein, Lazar Berman

This superb CD'S adagios include excerpts from Beethoven's "Pathetique" and "Moonlight" sonatas, Mozart's Fantasia in D Minor, and Bach's Italian Concerto, as well as Debussy's Clair de lune and La fille aux cheveaux de lin, Grieg's Nocturne, Liszt's Consolation No. 3, Mendelssohn's Song Without Words, Richard Strauss's Träumerei, Grieg's Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, Satie's Gymnopédie No. 1, Chopin's "Tristesse" Etude and "Raindrop" Prelude, and much more (including the first international release of Helene Grimaud's interpretation of Bach's C Major Prelude).

TRACKS LISTING - DISC 1

1 Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Chopin, Frédéric
Performer: Barenboim, Daniel
Period: Romantic
Written: Poland

2 Kinderszenen, Op. 15: no 7, Träumerei by Schumann, Robert
Performer: Lang Lang
Period: Romantic
Written: Germany

3 Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Debussy, Claude
Performer: Weissenberg, Alexis
Period: 20th Century
Written: France

4 Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 1 in C, BWV 846 - Prelude by Bach, Johann Sebastian
Performer: Grimaud, Hélène
Period: Baroque
Written: Cöthen, Germany

5 Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": 2nd movement, Adagio cantabile by Beethoven, Ludwig van
Performer: Gilels, Emil
Period: Classical
Written: Vienna, Austria

6 Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90: no 4 in A flat major by Schubert, Franz
Performer: Kempff, Wilhelm
Period: Romantic
Written: Vienna, Austria

7 Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 3 in E major, B 74 "Tristesse" by Chopin, Frédéric
Period: Romantic
Written: Poland

8 Lyric Pieces (6), Book 5, Op. 54: no 4, Notturno by Grieg, Edvard
Performer: Gavrilov, Andrei
Period: Romantic
Written: Norway

9 Italian Concerto, BWV 971: 2nd movement, Andante by Bach, Johann Sebastian
Performer: Hewitt, Angela
Period: Baroque
Written: Leipzig, Germany

10 Intermezzi (3) for Piano, Op. 117: no 1 in E flat major by Brahms, Johannes
Performer: Kempff, Wilhelm
Period: Romantic
Written: Austria

11 Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 15 in D flat major "Raindrop" by Chopin, Frédéric
Performer: Argerich, Martha
Period: Romantic
Written: Paris, France

12 Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90: no 3 in G flat major by Schubert, Franz
Performer: Barenboim, Daniel
Period: Romantic
Written: Vienna, Austria

13 Fantasia for Piano in D minor, K 397 (385g) by Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Performer: Kempff, Wilhelm
Period: Classical
Written: Vienna, Austria

14 Préludes, Book 1: no 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin by Debussy, Claude
Performer: Ciani, Dino
Period: 20th Century
Written: France

15 Consolations (6) for Piano, S 172: no 3 in D flat major, Lento placido by Liszt, Franz
Performer: Barenboim, Daniel
Period: Romantic
Written: Weimar, Germany

16 Fantasie-Impromptu in C-sharp minor, Op. 66 by Chopin, Frédéric
Performer: Barenboim, Daniel

TRACKS LISTING - DISC 2
17 Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight": 1st movement, Adagio sostenuto by Beethoven, Ludwig van
Performer: Barenboim, Daniel
Period: Classical
Written: Vienna, Austria

18 Bagatelle for Piano in A minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" by Beethoven, Ludwig van
Performer: Ugorski, Anatol
Period: Classical
Written: Vienna, Austria

19 Impromptu for Piano in F sharp major, S 191 "Nocturne" by Liszt, Franz
Performer: Li, Yundi
Period: Romantic
Written: Rome, Italy

20 Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 1, Lent et douloureux by Satie, Erik
Performer: Luisada, Jean-Marc
Period: 20th Century
Written: France

21 Nocturnes (3) for Piano, Op. 15: no 2 in F sharp major by Chopin, Frédéric
Performer: Barenboim, Daniel
Period: Romantic
Written: Poland

22 Lyric Pieces (6), Book 3, Op. 43: no 6, In Springtime by Grieg, Edvard
Performer: Pletnev, Mikhail
Period: Romantic
Written: Norway

23 Waltzes (16) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 39: no 15 in A flat major by Brahms, Johannes
Performer: Foldes, Andor
Period: Romantic
Written: Austria

24 Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 12 in G sharp minor, Allegro by Rachmaninov, Sergei
Performer: Zilberstein, Lilya
Period: Romantic
Written: Russia

25 Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 935/Op. 142: no 2 in A flat major by Schubert, Franz
Performer: Kempff, Wilhelm
Period: Romantic
Written: Vienna, Austria

26 Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 34: no 2 in A minor, B 64 by Chopin, Frédéric
Performer: Pletnev, Mikhail
Period: Romantic
Written: Poland

27 Songs without words, vol 2, Op. 30: no 6, Alegretto in f sharp minor "Venetian Gondola Song" by Mendelssohn, Felix
Performer: Barenboim, Daniel
Period: Romantic
Written: Germany

28 Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23: no 4 in D major, Andante cantabile by Rachmaninov, Sergei
Performer: Berman, Lazar
Period: Romantic
Written: Russia

29 Prélude in E Minor Op. 28 No. 4 by Chopin, Frédéric
Performer: Argerich, Martha

30 Prélude in A Major Op. 28 No. 7 by Chopin, Frédéric
Performer: Argerich, Martha

31 Consolations (6) for Piano, S 172: no 1 in E major, Andante con moto by Liszt, Franz
Performer: Barenboim, Daniel
Period: Romantic
Written: Weimar, Germany

32 Lyric Pieces (6), Book 8, Op. 65: no 6, Wedding day at Trolhaugen by Grieg, Edvard
Performer: Pletnev, Mikhail
Period: Romantic
Written: Norway

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