Piano Sonata No. 2 / Piano Sonata

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Piano Sonata No. 2 / Piano Sonata
Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano)

[ Hyperion / CD ]

Release Date: Saturday 7 August 2004

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1001 Classical recordings you must hear before you die (1901-1950) - "Comes Marc-Andre Hamelin with the most spectacular pianism of all, yet played firmly at the service of the music. He's consistently faster than his rivals whenever a speeding-up is indicated, but always maintains crispness of rhythm and an almost miraculously clear layering of tectures; and the poetry of the slower passages is intensified by the heightened contrast….something very special."
***** Five Stars (Pick of the Month) BBC Music Magazine (Nov 04)


CHARLES IVES (1874-1954)
Piano Sonata No 2 Op 19 'Concord, Mass., 1840-1860' [42'54]

Emerson: Slowly [15'34]
Hawthorne: Very fast [10'13]
The Alcotts [5'13]
Thoreau: Starting slowly and quietly† [11'36]

SAMUEL BARBER (1910-1981)
Piano Sonata Op 26 [19'15]

Allegro energico [7'06]
Allegro vivace e leggiero [1'57]
Adagio mesto [5'19]
Fuga: Allegro con spirito [4'40]