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Track(s) taken from CDA67903

Choral

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: 1 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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Choral  [1'55]

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)
The French composer Darius Milhaud emigrated to the USA in 1941. His contribution to the piano album was a Choral in 5/4 metre. Harmonically, the hymn is polytonal with the two hands playing simultaneously in different keys.

from notes by Joseph A Herter © 2011

Émigré aux États-Unis en 1941, le Français Darius Milhaud pourvut à l’album par un Choral à 5/4. Harmoniquement, l’hymne est polytonal, avec les deux mains jouant simultanément dans une tonalité différente.

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

Der französische Komponist Darius Milhaud wanderte 1941 in die USA aus. Sein Beitrag für das Klavieralbum war ein Choral im 5/4-Takt. Harmonisch ist diese Hymne polytonal, wobei beide Hände gleichzeitig jeweils in einer anderen Tonart spielen.

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

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