Classical Music on the web. Sauer Vol.1-4

Emil von Sauer (1862-1942) Piano Works in Four volumes Oleg Marshev — piano Volume 1 — Etudes de Concert Concert-Etude; Vogelstimmen; Murmure du Vent; Octaven-Etüde; Près du Ruisseau; Frisson de Feuilles; Flammes de Mer; Au Vol; Orage d'Avril; Sylphes glissants; A Cheval; L'Eteuf; La Chasse; Prélude Erotique; Tarantelle Fantastique; Etude en Trilles; Les Sirènes; Volubilité; Vision; A la valse. DANACORD DACD487 / 77.21 / AmazonUK Volume 2 — Etudes de Concert and other works Etude chromatique; Le Vertige; Toccata; Les Pins de la Villa Medici; Gebirgsbächlein; Preghiera; Walsdeszauber; Waldandacht; Staccato-Etüde; Dialogo (Impromptu) Les Délices de Vienne; Le Retour; Couplet sans Paroles; Scherzo Valse; Boîte a musique; Echo de Vienne. DANACORD DACD488 / 71.36 / AmazonUK Volume 3 — Piano Sonata...

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CLASSICAL MUSIC ON THE WEB. Sauer Vol.5

CLASSICAL MUSIC ON THE WEB Emil von Sauer (1862-1942) Suite Moderne (1906) Aus lichten Tagen (Date of composition not known) Drei Konzertetuden (1910) Galop de Concert in E flat minor (1911) Oleg Marshev (piano) Rec. Mantzius Garden, Birkerod, Denmark, Feb 2003, Steinway Model D piano. Suite and Galop de Concert (Volume 5 of complete works) DANACORD DACOCD 595 [61.25] One of the things that annoys me most about some reviewers and musicologists is the 'Macbeth' approach to composers who are not noted for there propensity to push the limits of composition to new and further bounds. (more…)

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HIGH FIDELITY. Sauer Vol.1

HIGH FIDELITY August 1998 Impressive Virtuosity Sauer. Etudes de concert. DANACORD DACOCD 487 / 77:21 DDD Many will nod in recognition of the name Emil von Sauer, one of the great keyboard lions of the past. But Emil von Sauer the composer? Perhaps some transcriptions and arrangements? But no! The man also composed “real” music, including these 20 enormously virtuoso studies. It’s not great music because there isn’t much in the way of memorable melodic and harmonic material. In brief, there’s no personality. But is pianistically idiomatic, and that in itself justifies the existence of this CD. We’re here presented with the elite of piano technique here and it is in itself entertaining to hear a man perform what appears...

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INTERNATIONAL PIANO QUATERLY. SAUER Vol.2

INTERNATIONAL PIANO QUATERLY Spring 1999 SAUER Etudes de concert Nos. 21-30. Boîte à Musique. Couplet sans Paroles. Les Délices de Vienne. Echo de Vienne. Le Retour. Scherzo Valse. OLEG MARSHEV — pf / Danacord DACOCD 488 / 72' / DDD Hard on the heels of Vol.1 (DACOCD 487 W/99) comes the second disc of Marshev's enterprising survey of the piano music of Emil von Sauer, containing the remaining Etudes de concert and a selection of Waltzes for good measure. More so than in the first volume, the studies on this disc tend towards a finger-crunching toccata style (whether Mendelssohnian or Ravelian in character) rather than Chopinesque poetry, although there are notable exceptions (No. 26, "Preghiera", for example, or the extended...

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Gramophone. Danish Piano Concertos Vol.4

Gramophone/ Bendix Piano Concerto/Simonsen Piano Concerto Oleg Marshev (pf) Aalborg Symphony Orchestra/Matthias Aeschbacher Danacord DACOCD 641 69' Two more great, if overshadowed, Danes take centre stage Volume 4 of Danacord's Danish Piano Concertos steals a march on Hyperion's Romantic Piano Concerto series by offering works by Viktor Bendix (1851-1926) and Rudolph Simonsen (1889-1947) od a startling weight and seriousness. Sadly, both composers' romanticism was overshadowed by Nielsen's genius and until the present magnificent issue both concertos languished in obscurity. Intriguingly, Bendix's career was also clouded by scandal and, as he succumbed to one temptation too many, even his most ardent followers retreated in distaste. Comparisons of Bendix to Saint-Saens seem odd for music of such Teutonic cut and Reger-like ambitions,...

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GRAMOPHONE. Danish Piano Concertos, Vol. 3

GRAMOPHONE March 2005 Danish Piano Concertos, Volume 3 Malling Piano Concerto Salomon Piano Concert Schytte Piano Concerto Oleg Marshev, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra / Matthias Aeschbacher Danacord DACOCD 597 A musical sugar for those with a sweet tooth (more…)

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HIGH FIDELITY. Rubinstein Concertos

HIGH FIDELITY April 1993 Oleg Marshev plays divinely: with superiority, clarity and great temperament. He completely lives up to the considerable demands placed on him in this repertoire and his virtuosity is free and unencumbered. This is quite exceptionally fine piano playing... CLEMT OG GENFUNDET Anton Rubinstein er ved at dukke frem af mølposen igen, og der er bestemt god grund tiI at lægge øre til hans velklingende, romantiske klaverkoncerter. Anton Rubinstein : Koncerter nr.3, G-Dur, op.45, og nr.4, d-moll, op.70, for klaver og orkester. Oleg Marshev, klaver, Artur Rubinstein Philharmoniske orkester, llya Stupel. Danacord DACOCD 411 / DDD Anton Rubinstein ... det er ham med “Melodi i F”, et af de tidligere mest elskede og spillede salonstykker for klaver....

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Piano Time. Sauer, Pabst, Strauss

PIANO TIME 2000 P. Pabst Opera and Ballet Paraphrases Ciajkovsky and Anton Rubinstein (first recording) Danacord DACOCD 450 E. von Sauer Etudes de concert and Valses (first recording) Danacord DACOCD 487/488 R. Strauss Piano Music (Sonata op.5, Piano Pieces opp.3 and 9) Danacord DACOCD 440 Le esplorazioni del repertorio pianistico che in genere non interessano ai nomi più conclamati del momento (o forse alle loro case discografiche, attaccate ai soliti compositori e ai soliti pezzi), interessano invece, per fortuna degli studiosi o degli appassionati, alle piccole case, che in pochi anni hanno dimostrato di gran lunga la maggior vitalità: non so se di mercato, certo culturale. I loro cataloghi, a differenza di quelle delle grandi case, non si possono ignorare:...

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Classical Source. Mendelssohn

Classical Source, July 2014 Felix Mendelssohn—Complete Works for Piano & Orchestra South Jutland Symphony Orchestra / Cond. David Porcelijn Danacord DACOCD 734-736 Reviewed by Antony Hodgson, Classical Source This is a fine showcase for Felix Mendelssohn’s remarkable contribution to the piano repertoire. (more…)

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