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Tobias Bigger – Leschetizky: Piano Works (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/176,4kHz]

Tobias Bigger – Leschetizky: Piano Works (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/176,4 kHz | Time – 58:46 minutes | 1,58 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © BIS

Theodor Leschetizky is a towering figure in the history of piano playing. Born in 1830, he studied in Vienna and began his career as a piano teacher when he was just fourteen. Having moved to St. Petersburg in 1852, he enjoyed great success as a pianist which in turn boosted his popularity as a teacher. After returning to Vienna in 1878, he concentrated increasingly on teaching, becoming an internationally renowned and sought-after mentor to a large number of pianists.

Although Leschetitzky was also active as a composer, his music is largely ignored nowadays, and in his liner notes Tobias Bigger relates how he came across it indirectly, through an interest in Ignaz Friedman, one of Leschetizkys most famous students. Much of Leschetitzkys production consists of character pieces for piano, and a closer study convinced Bigger of the particular qualities of many of them. He was particularly impressed by the fact that even though they convey Leschetitzkys own joy in masterful piano playing and place considerable demands on the performer, there are no displays of empty keyboard acrobatics. For his first recording on BIS, Bigger has selected pieces from Leschetitzkys later production, and primarily those that are not readily available in recorded form.

Tracklist:

01. 2 Piano Pieces, Op. 38: No. 1, Menuetto capriccioso (7:25)
02. 2 Piano Pieces, Op. 38: No. 2, Mazurka impromptu (7:15)
03. 4 Piano Pieces, Op. 36: No. 1, Aria (4:05)
04. 4 Piano Pieces, Op. 36: No. 2, Gigue (2:15)
05. 4 Piano Pieces, Op. 36: No. 3, Humoresque (2:16)
06. 4 Piano Pieces, Op. 36: No. 4, La source (3:17)
07. 2 Piano Pieces, Op. 43: No. 1, Serenata (5:22)
08. 2 Piano Pieces, Op. 43: No. 2, La piccola (2:10)
09. Pastels, Op. 44: No. 1, Prélude (3:04)
10. Pastels, Op. 44: No. 2, Gigue all’ antica (2:01)
11. Pastels, Op. 44: No. 3, Humoresque (4:27)
12. Pastels, Op. 44: No. 4, Intermezzo en octaves (2:02)
13. 2 Piano Pieces, Op. 47: No. 1, Nocturne (6:17)
14. 2 Piano Pieces, Op. 47: No. 2, Scherzo (6:55)

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