Moszkowski: Complete Music for Piano Four Hands

Moszkowski: Complete Music for Piano Four Hands
Composer Moritz Moszkowski
Artist Domenico Monaco/Michele Solimando piano 4 hands
Format 3 CD
Cat. number 94835
EAN code 5028421948355
Release June 2014

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This collection of duets by Moritz Moszkowski, a German pianist and composer of Polish descent, astonishes in its range and variety. From the spirited Polish Folk Dances, via the elegant Deutsche Reigen or the virtuoso Tarantelle from the Klavierstücke, to the distinctive and exotic sound of the Spanish Dances for which Moszkowski was best known, every disc in the set reveals a new aspect of the composer’s craft. The influences are varied too, as the composer tips his hat to musical traditions from a range of countries including Hungary, Russia, Spain, his native Germany, and the Poland of his ancestors. This interest in styles characteristic of different countries is most clearly showcased in his Aus aller Herren Ländern (From Foreign Parts), a set that is both engaging and – of course – full of variety.

Italian pianists Domenico Monaco and Michele Solimando appear here for the first time on Brilliant Classics. Both have received many prestigious awards, including prizes in international competitions such as ‘P. Badura Skoda’ at Villa Seca (Spain), and enjoy busy performing careers alongside their regular teaching.

Other information:
- Recorded in 2013, under the patronage of the State Conservatory of Music ‘Umberto Giordano’ of Foggia, Italy.
- For the first time complete on CD: the works for piano duet by Moszkowski!
- This set presents the complete works for piano duet, salon music of the highest calibre, featuring Spanish Dances, Polish Dances, Klavierstücke and other character pieces, a treasure trove of “divertissements” and other delicacies.
- Moritz Moszkowski was a virtuoso in the grand style. His piano works, of Lisztian virtuosity and grandeur, are full of pianistic invention, charm, brilliance and the occasional hint of folk music, whether from his native country Poland or other picturesque places, with a preference for Spain and its rich popular heritage.
- Excellently played by the pianistic duo Domenico Monaco and Michele Solimando, who did extensive research to collect the complete edition of these delightful works.
- Booklet contains detailed notes on the music and artist biographies.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. 5 Spanische Tänze, Op. 12: I. Allegro brioso
  2. 5 Spanische Tänze, Op. 12: II. Moderato
  3. 5 Spanische Tänze, Op. 12: III. Con moto
  4. 5 Spanische Tänze, Op. 12: IV.. Allegro comodo
  5. 5 Spanische Tänze, Op. 12: V. Bolero. Con spirito
  6. Album Espagnol, Op. 21: I. Allegro moderato
  7. Album Espagnol, Op. 21: II. Vivace assai
  8. Album Espagnol, Op. 21: III. Con moto
  9. Album Espagnol, Op. 21: IV. Moderato e grazioso
  10. 4 Polnische Volkstänze, Op. 55: I. Mazurka: Allegro
  11. 4 Polnische Volkstänze, Op. 55: II. Mazurka: Allegro un poco moderato
  12. 4 Polnische Volkstänze, Op. 55: III. Polonaise: Allegretto con moto
  13. 4 Polnische Volkstänze, Op. 55: IV. Krakowiak: Allegro con spirito
  14. 3 Neue Spanische Tänze, Op. 65: I. Allegro ma non troppo
  15. 3 Neue Spanische Tänze, Op. 65: II. Andante con moto
  16. 3 Neue Spanische Tänze, Op. 65: III. Habanera: Allegretto

Disk 2

  1. 5 Walzer, Op. 8: I. Allegro moderato
  2. 5 Walzer, Op. 8: II. Pesante e lugubre
  3. 5 Walzer, Op. 8: III. Allegro grazioso
  4. 5 Walzer, Op. 8: IV. Vivace assai
  5. 5 Walzer, Op. 8: V. Pomposo ed energico, ma non troppo allegro
  6. 5 Deutsche Reigen, Op. 25: I. Moderato
  7. 5 Deutsche Reigen, Op. 25: II. Allegretto con moto
  8. 5 Deutsche Reigen, Op. 25: III. Moderato e grazioso
  9. 5 Deutsche Reigen, Op. 25: IV. Allegro animato
  10. 5 Deutsche Reigen, Op. 25: V. Allegro con brio
  11. 4 Klavierstücke, Op. 33: I. Kinder Marsch. Allegro
  12. 4 Klavierstücke, Op. 33: II. Humoreske. Allegretto
  13. 4 Klavierstücke, Op. 33: III. Tarantelle. Allegro molto
  14. 4 Klavierstücke, Op. 33: IV. Spinnerlied. Vivo
  15. Le maître et l’élève, Op. 96: I. Prologue. Allegro brioso
  16. Le maître et l’élève, Op. 96: II. Moment musical. Molto moderato
  17. Le maître et l’élève, Op. 96: III. Mélodie. Allegro moderato
  18. Le maître et l’élève, Op. 96: IV. Air de Ballet. Andante con moto
  19. Le maître et l’élève, Op. 96: V. Arabesque. Allegretto animato
  20. Le maître et l’élève, Op. 96: VI. Berceuse. Andante
  21. Le maître et l’élève, Op. 96: VII. Valse. Tempo moderato
  22. Le maître et l’élève, Op. 96: VIII. Tarantelle. Molto vivace

Disk 3

  1. 3 Stücke, Op. 11: I. Polonaise. Brioso ed energico
  2. 3 Stücke, Op. 11: II. Walzer. Allegretto grazioso
  3. 3 Stücke, Op. 11: III. Ungarischer Tanz. Allegro con fuoco
  4. Aus aller Herren Ländern, Op. 23: I. Russia. Allegretto
  5. Aus aller Herren Ländern, Op. 23: II. Germany. Andante
  6. Aus aller Herren Ländern, Op. 23: III. Spain. Molto vivace
  7. Aus aller Herren Ländern, Op. 23: IV. Poland. Allegro con fuoco
  8. Aus aller Herren Ländern, Op. 23: V. Italy. Presto
  9. Aus aller Herren Ländern, Op. 23: VI. Hungary. Molto allegro
  10. Cortège et gavotte, Op.43: I. Cortège. Allegro ma non troppo
  11. Cortège et gavotte, Op.43: II. Gavotte. Moderato
  12. Kaleidoskop, Op. 74: I. Molto allegro e con fuoco
  13. Kaleidoskop, Op. 74: II. Presto
  14. Kaleidoskop, Op. 74: III. Andante
  15. Kaleidoskop, Op. 74: IV. Allegro moderato e grazioso
  16. Kaleidoskop, Op. 74: V. Allegro con spirito
  17. Kaleidoskop, Op. 74: VI. Mesto
  18. Kaleidoskop, Op. 74: VII. Tempo di Valse