Rarities of Piano Music at the Schloss vor Husum 2022 : Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813-1888) : Chant in E major op.38 No.1 (1857) (Marie-Catherine Girod) ; Chant in A minor, op.70 No.2 (1873) (Clare Hammond) ; Chant in F sharp minor, op.67 No.5 (1873) (Artur Pizarro) ; Aime-moi op.15 No.1 (1837) (Marc-André Hamelin) ; Reynaldo Hahn (1874-1947) : Hivernale (Le rossignol éperdu, No.52) (1910) Déodat de Sévérac (1872-1921) : Les muletiers devant le Christ de Llivia (Cerdaña, No.4) (1911) (Billy Eidi) ; Mel Bonis (1858-1937) : Ophélie (1909) Jeanne Barbillion (1895-1992) : Bord de la mer, le soir (Provence I) (1926) (Marie-Catherine Girod) ; E.T.A. Hoffmann (1776-1822) : Sonata No.2 in F minor, AV27 (c.1807) Fanny Hensel (1805-1847) : Introduction and Capriccio in B minor (1840) (Kotaro Fukuma) ; William Alwyn (1905-1985) : Haze of Noon (1925), William Grant Still (1895-1978) Fairy Knoll (from Bells) (1944) (Clare Hammond) ; William Bolcom (b. 1938) : Graceful Ghost Rag (1971) (Marc-André Hamelin) ; Alfredo Napoleão (1852-1917) : Le rêve (from Trois Romances op.45), Federico Longás (1893-1968) : Un sueño en Granada (1937) (Artur Pizzaro).
Catalogue Number: 01Y043
Description: Founded in 1987 the annual Rarities of Piano Music Festival in the North German town of Husum is a major event. Danacord is proud to release the recording from the extra festival from June 3-5, 2022. Due to Covid-19 the planned 2020 festival had to cancelled and an extra short three day festival came in June this year. As a theme the music was all around Alkan. Listen to Marc-André Hamelin, Artur Pizzaro, Claire Hammond and other fine pianists performing rare piano music. All lovers of piano music will want this release, not only because of the first class pianism from truly outstanding performers, but also because the quality of the often unknown and rare mostly romantic piano music is of such invaluable substance. Critics greeted all the previous releases with enthusiasm.