034571169965

Reger: Piano Music

Marc-Andre Hamelin

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Format: CD

Cat No: CDA66996

Release Date:  01 January 1999

Label:  Hyperion Records Ltd

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  034571169965

Genres:  Classical  Solo Instrumental  

  • Description

    Reger's music is an amalgam of Bachian counterpoint and chromatic Romantic harmony—the result is writing of great density. This is particularly true of the 'Bach' Variations, Reger's piano masterpiece. Hamelin's superb virtuosity allows him to focus purely on the music, so keeping any sense of heaviness from infiltrating piano writing which, in other hands, can sound merely laboured. The 'Telemann' Variations are much less chromatic, more decorative, and as a result are much closer to the Baroque concept of 'variation'. Their virtuosity is more obvious, with many opportunities for the soloist to display his fingerwork. The Five Humoresques reveal Reger in lighter mode. Here the inspiration is surely from Brahms.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Variations And fugue On A Theme Of Johann Sebastian Bach, Op 81: Theme Andante
      • 2. Variations And fugue On A Theme Of Johann Sebastian Bach, Op 81: Variation I L'istesso tempo
      • 3. Variations And fugue On A Theme Of Johann Sebastian Bach, Op 81: Variation II (sempre espress. ed
      • 4. Variations And fugue On A Theme Of Johann Sebastian Bach, Op 81: Variation III Grave assai
      • 5. Variations And fugue On A Theme Of Johann Sebastian Bach, Op 81: Variation IV Vivace
      • 6. Variations And fugue On A Theme Of Johann Sebastian Bach, Op 81: Variation V Vivace
      • 7. Variations And fugue On A Theme Of Johann Sebastian Bach, Op 81: Variation Vl Allegro molto
      • 8. Variations And fugue On A Theme Of Johann Sebastian Bach, Op 81: Variation VII Adagio
      • 9. Variations And fugue On A Theme Of Johann Sebastian Bach, Op 81: Variation VIII Vivace
      • 10. Variations And fugue On A Theme Of Johann Sebastian Bach, Op 81: Variation IX Grave e sempre molto
      • 11. Variations And fugue On A Theme Of Johann Sebastian Bach, Op 81: Variation X Poco vivace
      • 12. Variations And fugue On A Theme Of Johann Sebastian Bach, Op 81: Variation XI Allegro agitato
      • 13. Variations And fugue On A Theme Of Johann Sebastian Bach, Op 81: Variation XII Andante sostenuto
      • 14. Variations And fugue On A Theme Of Johann Sebastian Bach, Op 81: Variation XIII Vivace
      • 15. Variations And fugue On A Theme Of Johann Sebastian Bach, Op 81: Variation XIV Con moto
      • 16. Variations And fugue On A Theme Of Johann Sebastian Bach, Op 81: Fugue Sostenuto
      • 17. Five Humoresques, Op 20: No 1 Allegretto grazioso - piu meno mosso - tempo primo
      • 18. Five Humoresques, Op 20: No 2 Presto - Andante - Presto
      • 19. Five Humoresques, Op 20: No 3 Andantino grazioso - Meno mosso -Tempo primo
      • 20. Five Humoresques, Op 20: No 4 Prestissimo assai - Meno mosso - Prestissimo assai
      • 21. Five Humoresques, Op 20: No 5 Vivace assai - Piu tranquillo -Tempo primo
      • 22. Variations And Fugue On A Theme Of Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134: Theme Tempo di Minuetto
      • 23. Variations And Fugue On A Theme Of Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134: Variation I (L'istesso tempo)
      • 24. Variations And Fugue On A Theme Of Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134: Variation II (L'istesso tempo)
      • 25. Variations And Fugue On A Theme Of Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134: Variation III (L'istesso tempo)
      • 26. Variations And Fugue On A Theme Of Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134: Variation IV (L'istesso tempo)
      • 27. Variations And Fugue On A Theme Of Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134: Variation V (Non troppo vivace)
      • 28. Variations And Fugue On A Theme Of Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134: Variation VI (Non troppo vivace
      • 29. Variations And Fugue On A Theme Of Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134: Variation VII (quasi Tempo prim
      • 30. Variations And Fugue On A Theme Of Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134: Variation VIII Tempo primo
      • 31. Variations And Fugue On A Theme Of Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134: Variation IX Non troppo vivace
      • 32. Variations And Fugue On A Theme Of Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134: Variation X Quasi adagio
      • 33. Variations And Fugue On A Theme Of Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134: Variation XI Quasi adagio
      • 34. Variations And Fugue On A Theme Of Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134: Variation XII Poco vivace
      • 35. Variations And Fugue On A Theme Of Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134: Variation XIII Tempo primo
      • 36. Variations And Fugue On A Theme Of Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134: Variation XIV Meno vivace
      • 37. Variations And Fugue On A Theme Of Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134: Variation XV Andante
      • 38. Variations And Fugue On A Theme Of Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134: Variation XVI Adagio
      • 39. Variations And Fugue On A Theme Of Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134: Variation XVII Poco andante
      • 40. Variations And Fugue On A Theme Of Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134: Variation XVIII Tempo primo
      • 41. Variations And Fugue On A Theme Of Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134: Variation XIX Poco vivace
      • 42. Variations And Fugue On A Theme Of Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134: Variation XX Poco vicace
      • 43. Variations And Fugue On A Theme Of Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134: Variation XXI Poco vivace
      • 44. Variations And Fugue On A Theme Of Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134: Variation XXII Vivace
      • 45. Variations And Fugue On A Theme Of Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134: Variation XXIII Poco Andante -
      • 46. Variations And Fugue On A Theme Of Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134: Fugue Vivace con spirito - Meno