New York Variations

Stephen Hough

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Format: CD

Cat No: CDA67005

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Release Date:  01 April 1998

Label:  Hyperion Records Ltd

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  034571170053

Genres:  Classical  Solo Instrumental  

  • Description

    This recital consists of works by four New York-based composers—all writing in their thirties—which stride across the century from 1930 to 1991. Although all four composers are probably better known for works using other instrumental combinations, these piano pieces were of crucial, even seminal importance in their development and show them at the height of their powers—their voices fully 'broken'. Although none of them professional pianists, they write for the instrument with consummate insight and invention. Notwithstanding their modernity, there is always a respect for the piano here: an understanding of its tradition, a love for its sonority.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Etude Fantasy: Etude 1: For The Left Hand Alone
      • 2. Etude Fantasy: Etude 2: Legato
      • 3. Etude Fantasy: Etude 3: Fifths To Thirds
      • 4. Etude Fantasy: Etude 4: Ornaments
      • 5. Etude Fantasy: Etude 5: Melody
      • 6. Piano Variations
      • 7. Fantasia (Variations)
      • 8. Ghost Variations: (Ad libitum - Strictly - Languid -Tempo 1 - Mozart Variations)
      • 9. Ghost Variations: Scherzo I
      • 10. Ghost Variations: Scherzo II