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Various Bach/Busoni.Ravel and Rachmaninov [Hybrid SACD, SACD]

Freddy Kempf Audio CD
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  • Conductor: -
  • Composer: Bach, Rachmaninov, Ravel, Stravinsky
  • Audio CD (28 Mar 2011)
  • Please Note: Requires SACD-compatible hardware
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Hybrid SACD, SACD
  • Label: Bis
  • ASIN: B004LHOZZ4
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 329,825 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42: Theme: Andante0:56£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Variation 1: Poco piu mosso0:39£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Variation 2: L'istesso tempo0:38£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Variation 3: Tempo di menuetto0:45£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Variation 4: Andante0:55£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Variation 5: Allegro (ma non tanto)0:20£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Variation 6: L'istesso tempo0:21£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Variation 7: Vivace0:25£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Variation 8: Adagio misterioso 1:30£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Variation 9: Un poco piu mosso 1:12£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Variation 10: Allegro scherzando0:34£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Variation 11: Allegro vivace0:21£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Variation 12: L'istesso tempo0:34£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Variation 13: Agitato0:39£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42: Intermezzo 1:11£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Variation 14: Andante (come prima)0:54£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Variation 15: L'istesso tempo 1:27£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Variation 16: Allegro vivace0:27£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Variation 17: Meno mosso 1:02£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Variation 18: Allegro con brio0:35£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Variation 19: Piu mosso, Agitato0:30£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Variation 20: Piu mosso0:56£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42: Coda: Andante 1:43£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: V. Chaconne (arr. F. Busoni)14:10Album Only
Listen25. Valses nobles et sentimentales (version for piano): I. Modere, tres franc 1:23Album Only
Listen26. Valses nobles et sentimentales (version for piano): II. Assez lent, avec une expression intense 2:24£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Valses nobles et sentimentales (version for piano): III. Modere 1:19£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen28. Valses nobles et sentimentales (version for piano): IV. Assez anime 1:09£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen29. Valses nobles et sentimentales (version for piano): V. Presque lent, dans un sentiment intime 1:19£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen30. Valses nobles et sentimentales (version for piano): VI. Vif0:40£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen31. Valses nobles et sentimentales (version for piano): VII. Moins vif 2:47£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen32. Valses Nobles Et Sentimentales (Version For Piano): VIII. Epilogue: Lent 4:02£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen33. 3 Movements from Petrushka: No. 1. Danse russe (Russian Dance) 2:31£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen34. 3 Movements from Petrushka: No. 2. Chez Petrouchka (Petrushka's Cell) 4:45£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen35. 3 Movements from Petrushka: No. 3. La semaine grasse (The Shrove-tide Fair) 8:27£0.59  Buy MP3 

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Overall,Kempf displays much flair in an eclectic range of repertoire here.This is a welcome addition to his discography of challenging repertoire. --IRR,Apr'11

A mixed bag though fans of Kempf need have no qualms about acquiring this release. Performance ***(*) Recording **** --BBC Music Magazine,June'11

A well contrasted,thoughtfully considered programme of four great works. *** --Classic fm Magazine,July'11

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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A rewarding mix to twentieth century piano masterpieces from on this disc. Rachmaninov's Corelli variations are taught, concise expressions of the composer's American years. Kempf is less concerned with dazzling us than probing into the music, isolating the disparate character of each variation and clarifying the texture. There are perhaps lusher, more overtly virtuosic interpretations from Berman or Pletnev, yet Kempf's steely insight has much merit.

His performance of the monsterous Chaconne transcription sounds like a performance from someone who can play original violin masterpiece. I know Freddy used to be an accomplished fiddler though I have no idea if he still plays. Never mind, this is a pianist's homage to the great violin work that doesn't forget the violin's line.

The wisful Ravel Waltzes are delicately spun in an intimate performance that's very appealing. Stravinsky's bustling transcription of his balletic masterpiece is one of the toughest works in the repertoire. Freddy doesn't quite have the razor sharp reflexes of a Sokolov or Pollini but this is a performance is colourful and characterful.

A good choice for fans of this repertoire and the legion of Kempf's admirers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fine 2oth Century piano recital 10 Nov 2011
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This is a thoroughly enjoyable disc of 20th Century piano masterpieces, expertly played and beautifully recorded.

Following on from Freddy Kempf's earlier- and highly praised - recital disc (Mussourgsky Pictures et al), he now gives us the Rachmaninov Corelli Variations, a pyrotechnic Busoni transcription of the sublime Bach Chaconne (from the violin partita no 2), the Ravel Valses nobles et Sentimentales and - finally - three fiery fragments from Stravinsky's Petrushka.

You can reliably expect technical excellence here, and Kempf delivers in spades; bulldozing extreme technical difficulties aside, he carries off these pieces with great aplomb and virtuosity; but there is also much sensitive music-making and subtlety in evidence.

BIS has given us very fine piano sound - not too distant, but not in your lap, either. It is also beautifully focussed, transparent and offers a huge dynamic range. In fact, it is tempting to up the volume and rattle the walls- always a good sign! (auditioned on stereo SACD layer).

So, if the repertoire appeals, you can't really go wrong here.
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