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Track(s) taken from CDA67903

Hommage à Paderewski

composer
published by Boosey & Hawkes, New York, in the 1942 volume Homage to Paderewksi

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: 3 minutes 55 seconds

Cover artwork: Adaptation of the cover illustration for Homage to Paderewski (Boosey & Hawkes, 1942).
 
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 Italy, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco settled in California where he composed the music to some 250 Hollywood films. His musical tribute Hommage à Paderewski is a sweet mazurka with a strange cadenza-like passage before the end.

from notes by Joseph A Herter © 2011

Né en Italie, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco s’installa en Californie, où il signa la musique de quelque deux cent cinquante films hollywoodiens. Son Hommage à Paderewski est une tendre mazurka dotée d’un singulier passage façon cadenza, vers la fin.

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

Der in Italien geborene Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco ließ sich in Kalifornien nieder, wo er die Musik für rund 250 Hollywoodfilme schrieb. Sein musikalischer Tribut Hommage à Paderewski ist eine liebliche Mazurka mit einer seltsamen kadenzartigen Passage vor dem Schluß.

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

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