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Cyprien Katsaris – Die Wahlverwandtschten = Works of BEETHOVEN, MENDELSSOHN, LOEILLET, RAVEL, WANG, Etc. – Piano 21

Cyprien Katsaris – Die Wahlverwandtschten = Works of BEETHOVEN, MENDELSSOHN, LOEILLET, RAVEL, WANG, Etc. – Piano 21

Cyprien Katsaris shows off his new Bechstein in a series of works that gravitate to each other.  Cyprien Katsaris – Die Wahlverwandtschten = BEETHOVEN: Egmont Overture, Op. 84; MENDELSSOHN: Suleika, Op. 34, No. 4; SCHUMANN: Novellette No. 1 in F Major, Op. 21, No. 1; POULENC: Noveltte, No. 3; LOEILLET: Courante; GODOWSKY: Renaissance: No. 10: Courante; RAVEL: Laideronnette from Ma Mere L’Oye; WANG: Liuyang River; J. STRAUSS II: Wiener Blut, Op. 354; LISZT: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 13 in a minor; FONTANA: Mazurka, OP. 21, No. 2; CHOPIN: Mazurka, Op. 63, No. 3; SCHUMANN: Carnaval, Op. 9: Chopin; VLADIGEROV: Passion from Impressions, Op. 9; GERSHWIN: The Man I Love; CHASINS: Prelude, Op. 12, No. 3; RACHMANINOV: Prelude Op. 23, No. 2; KATSARIS: Goodbyr, Mr. Rachmaninov – Cyprien Katsaris, piano – Piano 21 P21 055-N, 78:37 (10/7/16)[www.cyprienkatsaris.net] ****: Drawing his inspiration from the 1809 novel by Wolfgang von Goethe, Die Wahlverwandtschten (“The Elective Affinities”), piano virtuoso Cyprien Katsaris (b. 1951) brings together those compositions – all of which have been arranged for piano, two hands – which resonate with kindred spirits, despite their variegated eras and cultural backgrounds. An admitted purpose of having selected “paired” or multifarious constellations of musically related pieces […]