CONSTANTIN SILVESTRI (1913-1969): Complete Piano Works - Suites No. 1 and No. 2, Op. 3, Nos. 1 and 2 “Children Playing”, Suite No. 3, Op. 6/1, Sonatina in D, Op. 3/3, 6 Danses populaires roumaines de Transylvanie, Op. 4 (arr. Luiza Borac) *, Sonata quasi una fantasia, Op. 19/2 *, Sonata breve a due voci, Op. 13/2, 3 Pièces de concert, Op. 25, 3 Chants nostalgiques, Op. 27, Sonata IV Rapsodia in 3 episodi, Op. 28/1, GYÖRGY KURTÁG (b.1926): In memoriam László Ferenc *, ...c’astăzi s-a născut...Márta 90 éves! *, GEORGE ENESCU (1881-1955): Piano Concerto in Minor (first movement, unfinished, First CD recording; National Radio Orchestra Bucharest; Rossen Gergov). * - First Recordings.
Catalogue Number: 07W009
Description: Known especially for his time as conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony in England, this Romanian musician wrote for the piano throughout his life, from early simple character pieces in the style of his teacher Mihail Jora to a sonata from 1940 with two movements of great complexity and originality. Romanian folksong and gypsy music also appear frequently. Another main event here is the recording of the 1897 Enescu concerto, the single surviving movement taking the Dies irae for a 12-minute trip through a Brahms/Rachmaninov late Romanticism. Luiza Borac (piano).