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Track(s) taken from CDH55222

Two Pieces, Op 22

composer
1890

Stephen Coombs (piano)
Recording details: February 1995
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Ken Blair
Release date: January 1996
Total duration: 7 minutes 39 seconds
 
1
Barcarolle  [4'05]
2
Novelette  [3'34]

Reviews

'Coombs is clearly equipped to face the most prodigious demands … this is a most impressive and highly enjoyable release' (BBC Music Magazine)

'A dazzling series of salon and genre pieces full of the easy charm and winning tunefulness that also mark Glazunov's ballet The Seasons. Stephen Coombs proves a most persuasive advocate, consistently conveying sheer joy in keyboard virtuosity … which gives magic to pieces which might otherwise seem trivial. It makes a feast for any lover of piano music' (The Guardian)

'Stephen Coombs se révèle être un défenseur convaincu de ce répertoire qu'il aborde avec des moyens digitaux et une poésie remarquables' (Diapason, France)