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Track(s) taken from CDA67903

Nocturne 'Ragusa'

composer
dedicated 'To my master, I. J. Paderewski'; published in 1926

Jonathan Plowright (piano)
Recording details: January 2011
Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Produced by Jeremy Hayes
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: November 2011
Total duration: 6 minutes 57 seconds

Cover artwork: Adaptation of the cover illustration for Homage to Paderewski (Boosey & Hawkes, 1942).
 
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Reviews

'Performances of a superlative technique and musicianship. Pianism and sheer musical quality of this order are rare at any time, and Hyperion's recordings … are exemplary' (Gramophone)

'This is a fascinating document. Pieces by Martinů and Castelnuovo-Tedesco are among the gems … overall more reflective than virtuosic, this disc allows Plowright to show off his superb command of texture and colour' (BBC Music Magazine)

'This is an enchanting follow-up to Jonathan Plowright’s 'Hommage à Chopin' disc (CDA67803), and, like that one, it is an eclectic mix of music focused on a central figure … many of the composers have now disappeared into the mists of time, but all of these miniatures are well worth the warmth, affection, lyrical beauty and bravura that Plowright devotes to them … the 24 tracks also include music by Britten, Bartók and Milhaud, adding to a disc that makes a welcome change in being conceived with such imagination. Plowright’s playing throughout is sublime' (The Daily Telegraph)

'Jonathan Plowright's sumptuous range of colours and dynamic control [is] much in evidence … any pianophile will surely find it interesting to have a glimpse into music by the composers of the day. One can find no fault, too, with Hyperion's well-balanced, warmly recorded sound' (International Record Review)
Born in New Jersey, Ernest Schelling studied with Paderewski for several years in the 1890s. The Impressionistic Nocturne (Ragusa), bearing the dedication ‘To my master, I. J. Paderewski’, is at times reminiscent of Debussy’s La mer. Published in 1926, it was later recorded by Paderewski on Victor Records.

from notes by Joseph A Herter © 2011

Né dans le New Jersey, Ernest Schelling étudia avec Paderewski pendant plusieurs années, dans la dernière décennie du XIXe siècle. Son Nocturne (Ragusa) impressionniste, dédié «À mon maître, I. J. Paderewski», rappelle parfois La mer de Debussy. Publié en 1926, il sera enregistré par Paderewski pour Victor Records.

extrait des notes rédigées par Joseph A Herter © 2011
Français: Hypérion

Der in New Jersey geborene Ernest Schelling studierte in den 1890er Jahren einige Zeit bei Paderewski. Das impressionistische Nocturne (Ragusa) mit der Widmung „An meinen Lehrer, I. J. Paderewski“ erinnert zuweilen an Debussys La mer. Das 1926 veröffentlichte Stück wurde später von Paderewski für Victor Records eingespielt.

aus dem Begleittext von Joseph A Herter © 2011
Deutsch: Christiane Frobenius

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