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PLU: 28948501533
Format - CD
Genre - Classical
Release Date - 18/10/19

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Brazilian pianist and Latin Grammy winner Nelson Freire has long been seen as a connoisseur’s pianist, but a series of superb recordings have raised his profile to the extent that he is now thought of as one of today’s universally recognised great musicians. Whether playing the great warhorses of the repertoire or the gentlest miniatures, he brings to his performances a level of quiet thoughtfulness that puts him in a class of his own.

‘Encores’ celebrates his 75th birthday. Tracks range from Purcell to Rachmaninov; Scarlatti to Shostakovich and 12 of Grieg’s Lyric Pieces. Also included are treasures such as the Sgambati Mélodie de Gluck, the Paderewski Nocturne and Albeniz’s Navarra.

Giovanni Sgambati: Mélodie de Gluck
Henry Purcell: Hornpipe
Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in D minor K.64 (Gavotta)
Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in B minor K.377 (Allegrissimo)
Zygmunt Stojowski: Vers l’azur (Aspirations Op. 39, No 1)
Ignacy Jan Paderewski: Nocturne
Richard Strauss/Leopold Godowsky: Ständchen (Serenade) Op. 17, No. 2
Edvard Grieg: 12 Lyric Pieces
Book I, Op. 12 1.Arietta
Book I, Op. 12 2. Vals
Book I, Op. 12 5. Folkevise
Book II, Op. 38 1.Berceuse
Book III, Op. 43 2. Ensom Vandrer
Book III, Op. 43 4. Liden Fugl
Book III, Op. 43 6. Til våren
Book IV, Op. 47 4. Halling
Book V, Op. 54 1.Gjetergutt
Book VIII, Op. 65 6. Bryllupsdag på Troldhaugen
Book IX, Op. 68 3. For dine føtter
Book IX, Op. 68 5. Bådnlåt
Anton Rubinstein: Mélodie in F (Deux Mélodies Op 3, No 1)
Alexander Scriabin: Poéme in F sharp major (Deux poèmes, Op 32, No 1)
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Prelude in B minor Op 32, No 10
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G sharp minor Op 32, No 12
Dmitri Shostakovich: Three Fantastic Dances Op 5
Enrique Granados: Quejas, o La Maja y el ruiseñor (Complaint, or the Girl and the Nightingale) Goyescas No 4
Federico Mompou: Jeunes filles au jardin (Scenes d’Enfants)
Isaac Albéniz arr. Leopold Godowsky: Tango
Isaac Albéniz: Navarra

Primary Format - MusicCD
LabelDecca Classics
Music GenreClassical
Music Genre PrimaryClassical
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