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Artist Hyperion Records
Pienaar, Daniel-Ben (piano)
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Daniel-Ben Pienaar (piano)

Daniel-Ben Pienaar was born in South Africa and came to public notice at the age of fourteen, performing Liszt’s Concerto in E flat major. He was educated at the Royal Academy of Music in London where he was a winner of the Queen’s Commendation. He is now Curzon Lecturer in Performance Studies at the Academy and combines his teaching activities with recording projects and concerts.

Pienaar’s international recital appearances include performances of works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Chopin. His solo discography comprises both books of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, the Chopin Ballades, the first complete recording of the keyboard music of Orlando Gibbons, Mozart’s complete Piano Sonatas (one of the top five Sunday Times recommendations for 2011), Bach’s 'Goldberg' Variations and Beethoven’s 'Diabelli' Variations.

His chamber music collaborations include three recordings for Linn of mainly seventeenth and nineteenth-century music in his own arrangements for trumpet and piano, with Jonathan Freeman-Attwood. As producer he has been involved in a number of recordings for the Royal Academy of Music’s in-house label.

'Fauré: Lydia's Vocalises' (CKD488)
Fauré: Lydia's Vocalises
CKD488  Download only September 2014 Release  
'La trompette retrouvée' (CKD294)
La trompette retrouvée
CKD294  Download only  
'Romantic Trumpet Sonatas' (CKD370)
Romantic Trumpet Sonatas
CKD370  Download only  
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
À Chloris (Hahn)
Aubade  Movement 1 of Suite for trumpet and piano (Chabrier/Pienaar)
Cello Sonata No 2 in D major, Op 58 (Mendelssohn)
Cello Sonata No 2 in F major, Op 123 (Saint-Saëns/Freeman-Attwood)
Chromhorne sur la taille (Couperin)
Contredanse générale  Movement 8 of Suite from Nais (Rameau/Pienaar)
Danse villageoise  Movement 2 of Suite for trumpet and piano (Chabrier/Pienaar)
Entrée majestueuse des dieux  Movement 2 of Suite from Nais (Rameau/Pienaar)
Feuillet d'album  Movement 3 of Suite for trumpet and piano (Chabrier/Pienaar)
Gavotte vive (pour les Zéphirs)  Movement 3 of Suite from Nais (Rameau/Pienaar)
Grand dialogue du 5e ton (Marchand)
Holberg Suite, Op 40 (Grieg/Pienaar)
Ouverture (La discorde et la guerre)  Movement 1 of Suite from Nais (Rameau/Pienaar)
Romanza: Poco adagio  Movement 3 of Cello Sonata No 2 in F major, Op 123 (Saint-Saëns/Freeman-Attwood)
Scherzo-valse  Movement 4 of Suite for trumpet and piano (Chabrier/Pienaar)
Sonata for trumpet and piano (Pilss)
Suite for trumpet and piano (Chabrier/Pienaar)
Suite from Nais (Rameau/Pienaar)
Violin Sonata No 1 in A minor, Op 105 (Schumann)
Violin Sonata No 2 in E minor, Op 108 (Fauré/Freeman-Attwood)
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