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Tanyel, Seta (piano)

Seta Tanyel (piano)

Acclaimed as much for her distinguished performances of the core repertoire as for her consistent championing of the works of lesser-known composers, Seta Tanyel has excited much attention from audiences around the world. Born in Istanbul of Armenian parentage, she studied at the Vienna Hochschule für Musik with Dieter Weber and Bruno Seidlhofer before continuing her studies in London with Louis Kentner. A major prizewinner at the International Beethoven Competition in Vienna in 1973 and at the inaugural Arthur Rubinstein Competition in Israel in 1974, she made her recital and orchestral debuts in New York, Philadelphia and London in 1978. Since that time she has toured extensively in Europe, Russia, the Middle and Far East and North and South America, performing with orchestras including the London Symphony, the Philharmonia, the Vienna Symphony and Israel Philharmonic and collaborating with such conductors as Vaclav Neumann, Jane Glover, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos and Yuri Simonov. Appearances have included concerts and recordings with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under Martyn Brabbins and a recital of transcriptions of Verdi and Bellini at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in Germany. She has received countless critical accolades for her recordings on the Chandos, Collins Classics and Hyperion labels.

‘Seta Tanyel’s performances are beyond praise in her invaluable Scharwenka series,’ declared Gramophone, while the same magazine went on to describe the Moszkowski cycle as an ‘enchanted odyssey’. Her recording of Edward MacDowell’s two piano concertos and Second Modern Suite in Hyperion’s Romantic Piano Concerto series was described by the American magazine Fanfare as ‘a distinguished addition to the catalogue—a winner. Strongly recommended.’

Albums

Beethoven & Brahms: Variations
CDH55201Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service
MacDowell: Piano Concertos
CDA67165
Moszkowski: Piano Music, Vol. 1
CDH55141Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Moszkowski: Piano Music, Vol. 2
CDH55142Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Moszkowski: Piano Music, Vol. 3
CDH55143Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Scharwenka: Piano Concertos Nos 2 & 3
CDA67365
Scharwenka: Piano Music, Vol. 1
CDH55131Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Scharwenka: Piano Music, Vol. 2
CDH55132Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Scharwenka: Piano Music, Vol. 3
CDH55133Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service
Scharwenka: Piano Music, Vol. 4
CDH55134Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service
Scharwenka: The Complete Chamber Music
CDD220462CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Stenhammar: Piano Concertos
CDA67750

Complete works available for download

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
Variations and a Fugue on an Original Theme 'Eroica', Op 35
JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897)
Variations and Fugue on a theme by G F Handel, Op 24
EDWARD MACDOWELL (1860-1908)
Piano Concerto No 1 in A minor, Op 15with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)
Piano Concerto No 2 in D minor, Op 23with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)
Second Modern Suite, Op 14
MORITZ MOSZKOWSKI (1854-1925)
Air de Ballet, Op 36 No 5
Albumblatt, Op 2
Au Crépuscule, Op 68 No 3
Barcarolle aus Hoffmans Erzählungen
Barcarolle, Op 27 No 1
Chanson Bohème de l'Opéra Carmen de Georges Bizet
Danse Russe, Op 68 No 4
En Automne, Op 36 No 4
Étude, Op 67 No 2
Expansion, Op 36 No 3
Fantaisie 'Hommage à Schumann', Op 5
Fantaisie Impromptu, Op 6
Grande Valse de Concert, Op 88
Isoldens Tod
La Jongleuse, Op 52 No 4
Minuetto, Op 68 No 2
Nocturne, Op 68 No 3
Poème de Mai, Op 67 No 1
Près de Berceau, Op 58 No 3
Rêverie, Op 36 No 2
Scherzo-Valse, Op 40
Six morceaux, Op 83
Tarantella, Op 27 No 2
Trois Études de concert, Op 24
Trois Morceaux Poétiques, Op 42
Trois morceaux, Op 73
Trois morceaux, Op 86
Trois morceaux, Op 87
Valse, Op 34 No 1
FRANZ XAVER SCHARWENKA (1850-1924)
Barcarolle in E minor, Op 14
Cello Sonata in E minor, Op 46awith Colin Carr (cello)
Drei Klavierstücke, Op 86
'Eglantine' Waltz, Op 84
Five Polish Dances, Op 3
Four Polish Dances, Op 47
Four Polish Dances, Op 58
Impromptu in D major, Op 17
Novelette und Melodie, Op 22
Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor, Op 56with Radio Philharmonie Hannover des NDR, Tadeusz Strugala (conductor)
Piano Concerto No 3 in C sharp minor, Op 80with Radio Philharmonie Hannover des NDR, Tadeusz Strugala (conductor)
Piano Quartet in F major, Op 37with Levon Chilingirian (violin), Ivo-Jan Van Der Werff (viola), Garbis Atmacayan (cello)
Piano Sonata No 1 in C sharp minor, Op 6
Piano Sonata No 2 in E flat major, Op 36
Piano Trio No 1 in F sharp minor, Op 1with Lydia Mordkovitch (violin), Colin Carr (cello)
Piano Trio No 2 in A minor, Op 45with Levon Chilingirian (violin), Garbis Atmacayan (cello)
Polonaise in C sharp minor, Op 12
Polonaise in F minor, Op 42
Romanzero, Op 33
Scherzo in G major, Op 4
Serenade for violin and piano, Op 70with Lydia Mordkovitch (violin)
Six Waltzes, Op 28
Sonatine in E minor, Op 52 No 1
Two Polish Dances, Op 29
Valse-caprice in A major, Op 31
Variations for piano, Op 48
Variations on a theme by C H, Op 57
Violin Sonata in D minor, Op 2with Lydia Mordkovitch (violin)
Zwei Erzählungen am Klavier 'Legends', Op 5
Zwei Klavierstücke, Op 65
WILHELM STENHAMMAR (1871-1927)
Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor, Op 1with Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Manze (conductor)
Piano Concerto No 2 in D minor, Op 23with Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Manze (conductor)

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

Air de Ballet, Op 36 No 5 (Moszkowski)
Albumblatt, Op 2 (Moszkowski)
Au Crépuscule, Op 68 No 3 (Moszkowski)
Barcarolle aus Hoffmans Erzählungen (Moszkowski)
Barcarolle in E minor, Op 14 (Scharwenka)
Barcarolle, Op 27 No 1 (Moszkowski)
Cello Sonata in E minor, Op 46a (Scharwenka)
Chanson Bohème de l'Opéra Carmen de Georges Bizet (Moszkowski)
Danse Russe, Op 68 No 4 (Moszkowski)
Drei Klavierstücke, Op 86 (Scharwenka)
'Eglantine' Waltz, Op 84 (Scharwenka)
En Automne, Op 36 No 4 (Moszkowski)
Erzählung in D flat major: Langsam und zart  
Erzählung in F major: Sehr schnell bewegt  
Étude, Op 67 No 2 (Moszkowski)
Expansion, Op 36 No 3 (Moszkowski)
Fantaisie 'Hommage à Schumann', Op 5 (Moszkowski)
Fantaisie Impromptu, Op 6 (Moszkowski)
Five Polish Dances, Op 3 (Scharwenka)
Four Polish Dances, Op 47 (Scharwenka)
Four Polish Dances, Op 58 (Scharwenka)
Grande Valse de Concert, Op 88 (Moszkowski)
Impromptu in D major, Op 17 (Scharwenka)
Isoldens Tod (Moszkowski)
La Jongleuse, Op 52 No 4 (Moszkowski)
Menuett  
Minuetto, Op 68 No 2 (Moszkowski)
Moderato  
Nocturne, Op 68 No 3 (Moszkowski)
Novelette und Melodie, Op 22 (Scharwenka)
Piano Concerto No 1 in A minor, Op 15 (MacDowell)
Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor, Op 1 (Stenhammar)
Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor, Op 56 (Scharwenka)
Piano Concerto No 2 in D minor, Op 23 (MacDowell)
Piano Concerto No 2 in D minor, Op 23 (Stenhammar)
Piano Concerto No 3 in C sharp minor, Op 80 (Scharwenka)
Piano Quartet in F major, Op 37 (Scharwenka)
Piano Sonata No 1 in C sharp minor, Op 6 (Scharwenka)
Piano Sonata No 2 in E flat major, Op 36 (Scharwenka)
Piano Trio No 1 in F sharp minor, Op 1 (Scharwenka)
Piano Trio No 2 in A minor, Op 45 (Scharwenka)
Poème de Mai, Op 67 No 1 (Moszkowski)
Polonaise in C sharp minor, Op 12 (Scharwenka)
Polonaise in F minor, Op 42 (Scharwenka)
Près de Berceau, Op 58 No 3 (Moszkowski)
Rêverie, Op 36 No 2 (Moszkowski)
Romanzero, Op 33 (Scharwenka)
Scherzo  
Scherzo in G major, Op 4 (Scharwenka)
Scherzo-Valse, Op 40 (Moszkowski)
Second Modern Suite, Op 14 (MacDowell)
Serenade for violin and piano, Op 70 (Scharwenka)
Serenata  
Six morceaux, Op 83 (Moszkowski)
Six Pieces, Op 15 (Moszkowski)
Six Waltzes, Op 28 (Scharwenka)
Sonatine in E minor, Op 52 No 1 (Scharwenka)
Tarantella, Op 27 No 2 (Moszkowski)
Trois Études de concert, Op 24 (Moszkowski)
Trois Morceaux Poétiques, Op 42 (Moszkowski)
Trois morceaux, Op 73 (Moszkowski)
Trois morceaux, Op 86 (Moszkowski)
Trois morceaux, Op 87 (Moszkowski)
Two Polish Dances, Op 29 (Scharwenka)
Valse, Op 34 No 1 (Moszkowski)
Valse-caprice in A major, Op 31 (Scharwenka)
Variations and a Fugue on an Original Theme 'Eroica', Op 35 (Beethoven)
Variations and Fugue on a theme by G F Handel, Op 24 (Brahms)
Variations for piano, Op 48 (Scharwenka)
Variations on a theme by C H, Op 57 (Scharwenka)
Violin Sonata in D minor, Op 2 (Scharwenka)
Vivace con fuoco  
Zwei Erzählungen am Klavier 'Legends', Op 5 (Scharwenka)
Zwei Klavierstücke, Op 65 (Scharwenka)