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Hyperion Records

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Photograph of Sivan Magen by Simon Powis
New York Creative Group
Track(s) taken from CKD441
Recording details: May 2013
The Yehudi Menuhin Hall, Stoke D'Abernon, Surrey, United Kingdom
Produced by Philip Hobbs
Engineered by Philip Hobbs
Release date: February 2014
Total duration: 6 minutes 59 seconds

'Magen uses every means at his disposal to create a compelling emotional narrative that draws the ear irresistibly on … and takes us into a rarefied dreamworld of magical colours and dynamic shadings that creates the strange impression of the notes floating free of musical gravity. The same is true of his microsensitive accounts of four pieces from Brahms’s Opp 116 and 117, so poetically soothing as to make the piano originals appear almost unwieldy by comparison. By way of contrast, Magen also includes two spectaculars by harp legends Ekaterina Walter-Kühne and Henriette Renié that shimmer and glow as if emerging from some distant heat haze' (BBC Music Magazine) » More

Fantasie in E flat major, H277 Wq58/6

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