French Piano Impressions (4CD)

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Artist:
Kathryn Stott, Martino Tirimo, Peter Dickinson

“Tirimo is a fine pianist with first-rate technical command, and understands Debussy’s world well.” (© Gramophone)

“probably first choice for those wanting a modern digital recording offering the complete set…recording most realistic and natural” (© Penguin Guide) [Fauré]

“A most enjoyable recital, and one for which listeners will be grateful … What is Impressive is the pianist’s integration of fragility and firmness, simplicity and complexity ” (Gramophone)

[Ravel]: “I’m glad to be able to praise a fluid but unhurried Jeux d’eau that is well served, too, by the velvety-rich recorded sound … it ‘s attractive. So are the Sonatine, and the tenderly solemn Pavane pour une infante défunte” (Gramophone)

[Satie] “Dickinson made Satie’s music a centrepoint of his repertoire, and his thoughtful approach to this highly rewarding music is all his own … variety of articulation and colour is fully at the service of the composer.” (Penguin Guide)

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Tracklisting:

CD1: Debussy Piano Favourites
Martino Tirimo

[1] Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque) 5:23

Children’s Corner Suite (16:27)
[2] Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum 2:24
[3] Jimbo’s Lullaby 3:31
[4] Serenade for the Doll 2:33
[5] The Snow is Dancing 2:31
[6] The Little Shepherd 2:32
[7] The Golliwog’s Cakewalk 2:52

[8] Arabesque No.1 4:29

Preludes (selection from Book I)
[9] The Hills of Anacapri / Les Collines d’Anacapri 3:10
[10] Girl with the flaxen hair / Fille aux cheveaux de Lin 2:45
[11] The Interrupted Serenade / La Sérénade Interrompue 2:39
[12] The Submerged Cathedral / La Cathédrale Engloutie 5:57
[13] Minstrels 2:26
[14] Général Lavine – Eccentric (from Book II) 2:50

Estampes
[15] Pagodes 5:56
[16] An Evening in Granada (La Soirée dans Grenade) 6:04
[17] Gardens in the Rain (Jardins sous la Pluie) 3:51

Images
[18] Reflections in the Water (Reflets dans l’eau) (Book I) 5:24
[19] Goldfish (Poissons d’or) (Book II) 4:26

[20] The Happy Island (L’Isle Joyeuse) 6:31

 

CD2: Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Kathryn Stott

[1] Nocturne in E flat minor, opus 33 No 1. 8:22
[2] Impromptu No 2 in F minor, opus 31 3:23
[3] Barcarolle No 1 in A minor, opus 26 5:10
[4] Nocturne No 6 in D flat major, opus 65 8:53
[5] Barcarolle No 11 in G minor, opus 105 5:07
[6] Barcarolle No 6 in E flat major, opus 70 3:12
[7] Barcarolle No 7 in D minor, opus 90* 4:03
[8] Barcarolle No 2 in G major, opus 41* 7:13
[9] Barcarolle No 5 in F sharp minor, opus 66 6:13
[10] Nocturne No 4 in E flat major, opus 36 8:11
[11] Barcarolle No 4 in A flat major, opus 44 4:14
[12] Barcarolle No 12 in E flat major, opus 106* 3:50
[13] Valse-caprice No 4 in A flat major, opus 62* 8:27

 

CD3: MAURICE RAVEL (1875-1937)
Kathryn Stott

Le Tombeau de Couperin
[1] Prélude 3:00
[2] Fugue 3:27
[3] Forlane 5:52
[4] Rigaudon 2:51
[5] Menuet 5:05
[6] Toccata 3:57
[7] Jeux d’eau 6:09

Sonatine
[8] Modéré 5:03
[9] Mouvement de Menuet 3:07
[10] Animé 3:46
[11] Pavane pour une infante défunte 6:54

Gaspard de la nuit
[12] Ondine 6:54
[13] Le gibet 6:26
[14] Scarbo 9:16

 

CD4: Erik Satie Favourites
Peter Dickinson

Trois Gymnopédies (1888)
[1] Lent et douloureux 3:14
[2] Lent et triste 2:39
[3] Lent et grave 2:29

[4] Le Piège de Méduse (1913) 3:18

Croquis et agaceries d’un gros bonhomme en bois (1913)
[5] Tyrolienne turque 1:57
[6] Danse maigre 2:43
[7] Españana 1:18

[8] Poudre d’or (c.1901) 4:27

Chapitres tournés en tous sens (1913)
[9] Celle qui parle trop 1:02
[10] Le porteur de grosses pierres 2:19
[11] Regrets des enfermés – Jonas et Latude 1:22

Le fils des étoiles (c.1891)
[12] Prelude to Act 1 – Le Vocation 3:25
[13] Prelude to Act 2 – L’Initiation 2:58
[14] Prelude to Act 3 – L’Incantation 3:09

[15] Le Piccadilly (1904) 1:54

[16] Prélude en tapisserie (1906) 3:18

Véritables préludes flasques (pour un chien) (1912)
[17] I. Sévère reprimand 0:52
[18] II. Seul à la maison 1:31
[19] III. On joue 0:42

[20] Je te veux (Valse pour piano) (c.1901) 5:16

Sonatine bureaucratique (1917)
[21] Allegro 1:02
[22] Andante 1:25
[23] Vivache 1:30

Pièces froides (Airs à faire fuir) (1897)
[24] D’une manière très particulière 2:58
[25] Modestement 1:19
[26] S’inviter 3:01

Sports et divertissements (1914)
[27] Nos. 1-5 2:52
[28] Nos. 6-10 3:02
[29] Nos. 11-16 2:59
[30] Nos. 17-21 3:19

[31] Vexations (1893) 3:52