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Saturday, September 2, 2017 Permalink

The Keyboard Connection 2

The interior of a modern grand piano.


We probably know them best for their symphonies, chamber music, or operas, but each of them also wrote works on a much smaller scale that deserve to be better known. 

In this hour, piano pieces from the delightful to the dramatic, by Haydn, Rossini, Bizet, Offenbach, Tchaikovsky, Villa-Lobos and more.



Title Group/Artist Catalog # UPC
Bizet: Jeux d’Enfants Katia & Marielle Labèque Philips 420 159-2 028942015920
Haydn/Ligeti: Concertos & Capriccios [for Haydn Capriccio in C Major] Shai Wosner ONYX 4174 880040417422
Rossini: Sins of Old Age & The Cottage Album [for Petite Valse De Boudoir] Alessandro Marangoni Naxos  8.570590-91 747313059072
Borodin: Complete Piano Music [for Scherzo in E, for piano 4 hands] Marco Rapetti and Daniela de Santis Brilliant Classics  93894 5028421938943
Offenbach Piano Works 1 [for Roses of Bengal: Allegretto Maestoso] Marco Sollini CPO 777 079-2 761203707928
Bizet: Roma, etc. [for Petite Suite] RET National Symphony Orchestra, Jean-Luc Tingaud Naxos 8.573344 747313334476
Tchaikovsky: The Seasons Pavel Kolesnikov Hyper6ion CDA68028 034571280288
Massenet: Piano Concerto & Solo Works [for Two Impromptus] Aldo Ciccolini EMI CDM 7642772 077776427720
Sibelius: Piano Album [for “The Oarsman” and “Eyelet”] Annette Servadei  Regis RRC1281 5055031312818
Copland: American Piano Music [for Blues No. 1] Eugenie Russo Campio RRCD 1336 n 739574133622
Villa-Lobos: Piano Music [for “The Little White Porcelain Doll”] Marc-André Hamelin  HyperioCDA67176n 034571171760
Britten Resonances [for Five Waltzes] Anthony Goldstone Diversion 24118 s 809730411823
Glass: Piano Works [for Etude No. 9] Vikingur Olafsson Deutsche  Grammophon 4796918  028947969181

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