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GRAND PIANO: THE KEY COLLECTION

THREE CENTURIES OF RARE KEYBOARD GEMS [3 CDs]


  • Various Artists

The Grand Piano label is dedicated to exploring undiscovered piano repertoire by unfamiliar composers, producing high quality, often world première recordings, performed by virtuoso authorities in their chosen field. Marking the label’s 5th anniversary, this collection is a comprehensive guide through the history of keyboard music from the invention of the fortepiano to today’s living composers, as well as taking the listener on a musical adventure through a geographically global range of rare musical gems, with all of their new and exciting sounds and fresh perspectives.

Tracklist

Disc 1
Neefe, Christian Gottlob
1
12 Keyboard Sonatas (1773): Sonata No. 4 in C Minor: III. Presto (1773) (00:02:25)
Türk, Daniel Gottlob
2
12 Keyboard Sonatas, Collection 2 (1777): Sonata No. 2 in E-Flat Major: II. Adagio assai (1777) (00:02:53)
Koželuch, Leopold
3
Piano Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 10, No. 1, P. XII:15: III. Allegretto () (00:04:13)
Vaňhal, Johann Baptist
4
3 Neue Caprice-Sonaten, Op. 31: No. 2 in G Minor, "Amoroso": III. Allegretto () (00:03:32)
Hoffmeister, Franz Anton
5
Keyboard Sonata in A Major (1790): III. Presto () (00:03:31)
Beethoven, Ludwig van
6
Sonata in D Major for Piano 4 Hands, Op. 6: II. Rondo: Moderato (1797) (00:03:23)
Cramer, Johann Baptist
7
Studio per il pianoforte, Book 1, Op. 30: No. 26 in G-Sharp Minor (1804) (00:02:07)
Busoni, Ferruccio
8
Klavierübung in 10 Books, Book 7: 8 Etudes after Cramer: No. 5 in C Major (1922) (00:02:02)
Szymanowska, Maria
9
18 Danses: No. 7. Valse in B-Flat Major () (00:01:31)
Voříšek, Jan Hugo
10
Piano Sonata in B-Flat Minor, Op. 20, "Quasi una fantasia": III. Finale: Allegro con brio (1824) (00:04:12)
Glinka, Mikhail Ivanovich
11
Variations on the song Sredi dolinï rovnïye in A Minor (Among the Gentle Valleys) (1826) (00:03:01)
Henselt, Adolf von
12
12 Études caractéristiques, Op. 2: No. 6 in F-Sharp Major, "Si oiseau j'étais, à toi je volerais!" (1838) (00:02:03)
Saint-Saëns, Camille
13
6 Bagatelles, Op. 3: Bagatelle No. 3: Poco adagio (1855) (00:03:00)
Balakirev, Mily Alexeyevich
14
Piano Sonata in B-Flat Minor, Op. 3, "Grande Sonate": IV. Finale: Allegro grazioso () (00:06:20)
Raff, Joachim
15
Fantaisie-polonaise, Op. 106 (1861) (00:06:58)
Gouvy, Louis Theodore
16
Sonata for Piano 4 Hands in C Minor, Op. 49: III. Minuetto: Moderato (1869) (00:04:16)
Carreno, Teresa
17
Souvenirs de mon pays, Op. 10 () (00:07:14)
Grieg, Edvard
18
Piano Concerto in B Minor (fragments) () (00:02:34)
Evju, Helge
19
Piano Concerto in B Minor: V. Finale (on fragments by E. Grieg) () (00:04:17)
Godard, Benjamin
20
Promenade en Mer, Op. 86 () (00:03:24)
Satie, Erik
21
Allegro (1884) (1884) (00:00:29)
Hofmann, Josef
22
Mazurka in B Minor (1885) (00:02:11)
Vianna da Motta, José
23
Cenas Portuguesas, Op. 9: No. 2. Chula (1893) (00:03:22)
Disc 2
Fauré, Gabriel
1
Dolly Suite, Op. 56: I. Berceuse (arr. A Cortot for piano) (1896) (00:02:30)
Roger-Ducasse, Jean
2
6 Préludes: No. 2. Très calme (1907) (00:01:38)
Samazeuilh, Gustave
3
Piano Suite in G Minor: II. Française (1902) (00:02:54)
Medtner, Nicolas
4
Piano Sonata in F Minor, Op. 5: II. Intermezzo: Allegro (1903) (00:03:44)
Le Flem, Paul
5
Le chant des genêts: No. 4. Pour bercer (1910) (00:02:30)
Schmitt, Florent
6
Feuillets de voyage, Book 2, Op. 26: No. 2. Mazurka (1913) (00:01:32)
Ponce, Manuel María
7
Barcarola mexicana, "Xochimilco" (1915) (00:02:39)
Friedman, Ignaz
8
4 Preludes, Op. 61: No. 1. Pensieroso (1915) (00:01:46)
Enescu, George
9
Pièces impromptues, Op. 18, "Suite No. 3": I. Mélodie (1916) (00:03:16)
Vardapet, Komitas
10
7 Folk Dances: No. 5. Shushiki of Vagharshapat () (00:03:34)
Tcherepnin, Alexander
11
10 Bagatelles, Op. 5: No. 6. Allegro con spirito (1918) (00:01:05)
Niemann, Walter Rudolph
12
3 Compositions for Piano, Op. 7: No. 3. Arabeske: Vivace e leggiero () (00:01:41)
Schulhoff, Erwin
13
5 Pittoresken, Op. 31: No. 1. Foxtrott (1921) (00:02:36)
Roslavets, Nikolay Andreyevich
14
5 Preludes: Prelude No. 4 (1922) (00:01:42)
Oswald, Henrique
15
Album, Op. 33: No. 2. Idylle (c. 1920) (00:02:03)
Gershwin, George
16
Rhapsody in Blue: Andantino moderato (version for piano) (1924) (00:02:30)
Khachaturian, Aram Il'yich
17
2 Pieces: No. 1. Waltz-Caprice (1926) (00:02:21)
Lourié, Arthur
18
Petite Suite in F Major: II. — (1924) (00:01:12)
Mosolov, Alexander
19
Turkmenian Nights: III. Allegro (1929) (00:02:21)
Aubert, Louis
20
Feuille d'Images: No. 2. Chanson de route: Avec entrain (1930) (00:02:16)
Nenov, Dimitar
21
Etude No. 1 (1932) (00:01:35)
Frommel, Gerhard
22
Piano Sonata No. 2 in F Major, Op. 10: III. Allegro (1935) (00:04:41)
Kaprálová, Vítězslava
23
Grotesque Passacaglia (1935) (00:02:34)
Grainger, Percy
24
Lincolnshire Posy: IV. The Brisk Young Sailor (version for 2 pianos) (1937) (00:01:46)
Bowen, York
25
24 Preludes, Op. 102: Prelude No. 4 in C-Sharp Minor: Allegro con fuoco (1938) (00:01:36)
Kvandal, Johan
26
Lyric Pieces, Op. 5, Nos. 4-7: No. 7. Scherzino: Allegro scherzando (1946) (00:02:14)
Succar, Toufic
27
Variations sur un theme oriental () (00:06:18)
Nørgård, Per
28
Toccata (1949): Fuga (1949) (00:02:33)
Weinberg, Mieczysław
29
Piano Sonatina, Op. 49: I. Allegro leggiero (1951) (00:02:20)
Disc 3
Kazhlayev, Murad
1
Picture Pieces: No. 2. Welcome Overture (1971) (00:02:59)
Abramian, Edouard
2
24 Preludes: No. 1 in E-Flat Major (1972) (00:01:22)
Bagdasarian, Eduard
3
24 Preludes: No. 3 in G Major (1958) (00:00:40)
Baz, Georges
4
Esquisses: VII. Une soirée libanaise () (00:02:07)
Arutiunian, Alexander
5
3 Musical Pictures: No. 3. Sassoun Dance (1960) (00:02:30)
Babadjanian, Arno Harutyuni
6
6 Kartin (6 Pictures): No. 3. Toccatina (1965) (00:01:53)
Gelalian, Boghos
7
Tre Cicli: III. Allegro con furia (1969) (00:02:46)
Rääts, Jaan
8
Piano Sonata No. 4, Op. 36, "Quasi Beatles": II. — (1969) (00:02:31)
Glass, Philip
9
Music in Fifths (1969) (00:05:47)
Fuleihan, Anis
10
Piano Sonata No. 9: IV. Presto (1970) (00:03:45)
Tchaikovsky, Boris
11
Sonata for 2 Pianos: III. Etude (1973) (00:02:50)
Lykkebo, Finn
12
Tableaux: No. 1. Couleurs et valses: Alla cadenza. Allegretto. Lento a la valse (1979) (00:02:10)
Solal, Martial
13
Voyage en Anatolie (Journey to Anatolia) () (00:05:34)
Bisgaard, Lars Aksel
14
Barcarole (1987) (00:03:14)
Maček, Ivo
15
Prelude and Toccata: Toccata (1987) (00:02:51)
Riotte, Andre
16
Météorite et ses métamorphoses: Métamorphose II: En oppositions (2001) (00:01:25)
Silvestrov, Valentin
17
2 Waltzes, Op. 153: No. 2. Allegretto (2009) (00:02:31)
Hammond, Philip
18
Miniatures and Modulations: Open The Door Softly () (00:02:24)
Khoury, Houtaf
19
Piano Sonata No. 3, "Pour un instant perdu…": III. Quête () (00:06:17)
Ekanayaka, Tanya
20
Adahas: Of Wings Of Roots (2010) (00:04:18)
Jaberi, Afshin
21
Piano Sonata No. 1, "The Seeker": I. Allegro (2011) (00:06:08)
Glass, Philip
22
The Hours: Choosing Life (arr. M. Riesman and N. Muhly for piano) (2002) (00:03:48)
Total Time: 03:40:15