THE CREATION – THE SEASONS | DIE JAHRESZEITEN – DIE SCHÖPFUNG

 34,90

4 CDs
Joseph Haydn, transcribed by Alexander Zemlinsky
Maki Namekawa, piano
Dennis Russell Davies, piano
Piano for four hands
world premiere recording
2009

The Creations – The Seasons

Joseph Haydn’s Creation and The Seasons are true treasures of oratorio literature. Now the two major oratorios by Maki Namekawa and Dennis Russell Davies have been recorded for the first time in Alexander Zemlinsky’s transcription for piano four hands. After the Magic Flute and Fidelio, the Edition Klavier-Festival Ruhr continues the successful series with Alexander Zemlinsky’s transcriptions – with the support of the Alexander Zemlinsky Foundation.
Edition Piano Festival Ruhr 4 CDs
Joseph Haydn, Alexander Zemlinsky
Maki Namekawa, piano
Dennis Russell Davies, piano
Piano for four hands
world premiere recording
2009

World premiere for an old master

»Alexander Zemlinsky creates congenial images in the transcriptions of the oratorios – the whole colourfulness of these tonal paintings, the arias, full of joie de vivre and intimacy, savored in his translation for piano. Maki Namekawa and Dennis Russell Davies, who have spent many years devoting themselves to discovering and cultivating the extraordinarily rich repertoire for piano four hands or two pianos, are literally in the very best hands … «
(FX Ohnesorg, Foreword)

Pressestimmen

Pizzicato 03/10: “… Haydn’s melodies gain a whole new quality and inspire in their stripped down sound with their purity, their naturalness and their clarity.”

Item

CD

Artist

DAVIES Dennis Russell [Artist], NAMEKAWA Maki [Artist]

composer[s]

Instrument[s]

Piano [pn]

label/publisher

EAN/UPC

4260085531905