Three Centuries of Bagatelles

Three Centuries of Bagatelles

by Julia Zilberquit
     
 

Three Centuries of Bagatelles: what a neat idea! Although most of the music comes from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries -- the only work that comes from eighteenth century is Couperin's "Les Bagatelles" (Rondeau) from Book Two of his "Pièces de Clavecin" -- the selection is so cool -- Beethoven'sSee more details below

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Three Centuries of Bagatelles: what a neat idea! Although most of the music comes from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries -- the only work that comes from eighteenth century is Couperin's "Les Bagatelles" (Rondeau) from Book Two of his "Pièces de Clavecin" -- the selection is so cool -- Beethoven's supremely well-known Bagatelle "Für Elise," plus other far-less-well-known works by Saint-Saëns, Liszt, Bartók, Lyadov, Tcherepnin, and Denisov -- and the performances are so sweet it's almost impossible to resist this disc. Superbly played by Russian-born, American-based pianist Julia Zilberquit, each little work comes alive with its own personality and its own melodic charms and stylistic quirks. With an agile technique and a brilliant tone -- listeners may recall her superlative 1996 recording of Shostakovich's concertino arranged for piano and string orchestra by the performer -- Zilberquit never fails to find what's distinctive about each tiny piece -- the 36 pieces here average only a bit longer than two minutes -- and never fails to make it appealing. Recorded in clear, round digital sound by producer Vadim Ivanov in the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory in 2001, this disc will delight all but the stubbornest fans of musical giganticism.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/29/2007
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0747313023776
catalogNumber:
8570237
Rank:
262401

Tracks

  1. Les Bagatelles, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, II, 10e ordre)  - François Couperin  - Julia Zilberquit
  2. Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Julia Zilberquit
  3. Bagatelle for piano in F major, Op. 33/3  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Julia Zilberquit
  4. Bagatelle for piano in A major, Op. 33/4  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Julia Zilberquit
  5. Bagatelle for piano in A minor, Op. 119/9  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Julia Zilberquit
  6. Bagatelle for piano in A major, Op. 119/10  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Julia Zilberquit
  7. Bagatelle for piano in C minor, Op. 119/5  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Julia Zilberquit
  8. Bagatelles (6) for piano, Op. 3  - Camille Saint-Saëns  - Julia Zilberquit
  9. Bagatelle in D flat major, Op. 30  - Anatol Lyadov  - Julia Zilberquit
  10. Bagatelle for piano in G sharp minor, Op. 53/1  - Anatol Lyadov  - Julia Zilberquit
  11. Bagatelle for piano in G major, Op. 53/2  - Anatol Lyadov  - Julia Zilberquit
  12. Bagatelle for piano in A flat major, Op. 53/3  - Anatol Lyadov  - Julia Zilberquit
  13. Bagatelles for piano, Op 5/1-11, complete  - Alexander Tcherepnin  - Julia Zilberquit
  14. Bagatelles (7) for piano, Op. 19  - Edison Denisov  - Julia Zilberquit
  15. Bagatelle sans tonalité, for piano, S. 216a (LW A338)  - Franz Liszt  - Julia Zilberquit
  16. Valse: Ma mie qui danse (Presto), for piano (14 Bagatelles No. 14), Sz. 38/14, BB 50/14 (Op. 6/14)  - Béla Bartók  - Julia Zilberquit

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