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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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P.I. TCHAIKOVSKY - Piano Concertos No. 1 & 2 - Melodie Zhao, piano

P.I. TCHAIKOVSKY - Piano Concertos No. 1 & 2 - Melodie Zhao, piano
ID: CLAVES501603
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Piano

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major, Op. 44
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CRISTIAN BUDU - CLARA HASKIL PRIZE 2013 - CHOPIN - BEETHOVEN

CRISTIAN BUDU - CLARA HASKIL PRIZE 2013 - CHOPIN - BEETHOVEN
ID: CLAVES501602
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Piano

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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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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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Michael Nyman - Acts of Beauts - Exit No Exit

Michael Nyman - Acts of Beauts - Exit No Exit
ID: MNRCD109
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Piano

The album Acts of Beauty / Exit no Exit couples two world premiere recordings.

Acts of Beauty is a song cycle based on miscellaneous texts on beauty from a 1556 text of Vincenzo Cartari, which looks at the measurements of beauty by comparing buttocks to beauty in the urban environment as viewed by Kurt Scwitters and Dzuga Vertov to Martial's Epigrams on another kind of sexual measurement: the weighing of penis. It presents an entirely different Nyman approach to vocal writing than is found in Six Celan Songs/The Ballad of Kastriot Rexhepi.

Exit no Exit began life as Beckham Crosses, Nyman Scores, a 'homage' to the England football team as part of an extended documentary broadcast on BBC Radio 3 to celebrate the end of the World Cup finals in Japan / Korea in 2002. Nyman decided to take extracts from John Motson's commentary to the England v Argentina match and sample, loop and 'instrumentalise' them in the manner of Steve Reich's Different Trains: translating the loops repeating rhythmic and melodic patterns played without variation.

Rewritten for the Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company in 2006, John Motson's voice is now replaced with a bass clarinet which not only imitates the commentator's highly idiosyncratic speech patterns, but also takes off from these with a concertante part of some virtuosity. A completely new, multi-section closing 10 minutes sequence was written specially for Exit no Exit, premiered on 7 February 2006 at Brighton's Gardner Arts Centre.

Cristina Zavalloni soprano
Sentieri Selvaggi
Carlo Boccadoro conductor

EXIT no EXIT - Premiere recording
Andrew Sparling bass clarinet
Nyman Quartet
Music composed by Michael Nyman
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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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Tony Palmer’s Film - Valentina Igoshina plays Chopin

Tony Palmer’s Film - Valentina Igoshina plays Chopin
ID: TPDVD161
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Collection: Documentary
Subcollection: Piano

Format: Color, DVD, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Screen (Picture) Format: 16:9
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: United States Dist
DVD Release Date: May 4, 2010
Run Time: 58 minutes


This DVD of a 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.
Igoshina is an internationally acclaimed pianist who is best known for her interpretations of Chopin and Rachmaninoff. She has appeared as a soloist with many famous orchestras including the Royal Concertegebouw Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra and The Hallé.
In an article in Gramophone (September, 2008) "Chopin Reprogrammed and a Vital Young Russian Relishes the Task," Bryce Morrison said “she relishes every aspect of Chopin's enchanting urbanity, his alternating exuberance and introspection, his light and shade." Her recording “Chopin: Complete Waltzes” was chosen by Classic FM magazine as its November 2008 ‘Disc of the Month’.
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Tony Palmer’s Classic Film -The Strange Case of Delfina Potocka. The Mystery of Chopin

Tony Palmer’s Classic Film -The Strange Case of Delfina Potocka. The Mystery of Chopin
ID: TPDVD160
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Subcollection: Biography Movie

Format: DVD, NTSC
Color mode: Colour and Black and White
Language: English, German Voice Over
Subtitles: German, Spanish, English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Screen (Picture) Format: 16:9
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Video: Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: United States Dist
DVD Release Date: May 4, 2010
Run Time: 109 minutes

Performance Credits
Paul Rhys (Films)(Biography) -Chopin
Penelope Wilton (Films)(Biography) - Delfina/Paulina
John Shrapnel (Films) - Iwaszkiewic
Corin Redgrave (Films)(Biography) - Actor
Terence Rigby - Sydow
Patricia Quinn - George Sand
John Fortune -Actor
John Bird - Actor
Peter Woodthorpe - Actor
Michael Gough -Actor
Vernon Dobtcheff - Actor

Technical Credits
Tony Palmer - Director, Editor
Michela Antonello - Producer Writers
Rob Ayling - Executive Producer
Clive Barda -Cinematographer
David Forrest - Executive Producer

Reissue of director Tony Palmer’s 1999 feature film.
In 1945, the new Polish Government asked for the heart of Chopin previously buried in Paris. A woman called Paulina Czernika approached the Polish Government claiming to have some love letters from the composer to her greatgrandmother, the Countess Delfina Potocka. Eventually alarmed, the Ministry began a witch-hunt against Madame Czernika - Delfina Potocka was the only woman to whom Chopin had dedicated any music - these letters were said to be pornographic, anti-Semitic and thoroughly damaging to the image of the composer as a Polish hero. Czernika ‘committed suicide’ on 17th October 1949, 100 years to the day after the death of Chopin - or was she murdered, and if so, why? Were the letters in fact forgeries? And what was the truth about Delfina Potocka?
Tony Palmer’s dramatised film tells the story of Czernika Potocka, probing a veritable mystery in a series of parallel scenes from 1945 and 1845. New light is shed on Chopin himself, not least in the interpretation of the music brought to life miraculously by the beautiful young Russian pianist, Valentina Igoshina.
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