Ruhr Piano Festival, Vol. 36MOISÉS MOLEIRO (1904-1979): Joropo, JOSÉ ANTÔNIO REZENDE DE ALMEIDA PRADO (1943-2010): Notturno No. 4, JOSÉ VIEIRA BRANDÃO (1911-2002): Estudo No. 1, FRANCISCO MIGNONE (1897-1986): Valsa de Esquina No. 1, CARLOS LÓPEZ BUCHARDO (1881-1948): Bailecito, CLÁUDIO SANTORO (1919-1989): Prelùdio, Dança Brasileira No.1, ALBERTO GINASTERA (1916-1983): 3 Danzas Argentinas, Op. 2, Malambo, Op. 7, 3 Piezas, Op. 6, ASTOR PIAZZOLLA (1921-1992): Fuga y Misterio, La Muerte del Ángel, Retrato d’Alfredo Gobbi, Pigmalion, Tango-Étude No. 3, HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS (1887-1959): A prole do bebê, SAMUEL BARBER (1910-1981): Hesitation Tango from Souvenirs, Op. 28, GEORGE GERSHWIN (1898-1937): 3 Preludes (Sergio Tiempo, Anna Zassimova, Zhang Zuo and Plamena Mangova), EDWARD MACDOWELL (1860-1908): Sonata No. 2, Op. 50 “Eroica” (Joseph Moog), HENRY COWELL (1897-1965): Celtic Set for 2 Pianos, WILLIAM BOLCOM (b.1938): Sonata for 2 Pianos, JOHN ADAMS (b.1947): Hallelujah Junction for 2 Pianos (Maki Namekawa & Dennis Russell Davies), MANFRED TROJAHN (b.1949): Verpasste Gelegenheiten - Melodrama for Speaker and Piano.
Catalogue Number: 04T084
Description: The Ruhr Piano Festival 2017 was held under the global motto of “The Americas,” focusing on the music of the entire double continent. That focus is likewise reflected in this annual release, which presents the finest performances from the festival. This album includes spirited, colorful music of several South American countries, piano rarities from North America, as well as, for some reason, a 49-minute melodrama by a contemporary German composer (coupled on Disc 3 with a 21-minute reading of the same text by its author, Michael Krüger). 3 CDs.