[ Hyperion / CD ]
Release Date: Friday 28 February 2020
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One phenomenal composer-pianist's homage to another. Samuil Feinberg's music is here championed by Marc-André Hamelin, whose performances are sensitive to all its shadows and anxieties while being-of course-fully equal to the prodigious technical demands.
Samuil Feinberg (1890-1962) embodies the type of musician, nowadays rare, whose creative work extends to several fields simultaneously. In addition to his compositional output, which shows striking autonomy of harmonic invention (as Marc-André Hamelin emphasizes), he left behind a number of theoretical writings, influenced several generations of pianists as a professor at the Moscow Conservatory, and enjoyed an excellent reputation over four decades as a profound and sensitive pianist.
Piano Sonata No 1 in A major Op 1
Piano Sonata No 2 in A minor Op 2
Piano Sonata No 3 in G minor / G sharp minor Op 3
Piano Sonata No 4 in E flat minor Op 6
Piano Sonata No 5 in E minor Op 10
Piano Sonata No 6 in B minor Op 13