A record label featuring piano solo and piano concerto recordings only.
We will issue brand new recordings by young and established talent as well as licensed recordings of great note.
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This three CD set contains the major cyclical works by Alkan: the complete Etudes dans tous les tons mineurs Op. 39, the Sonata “Les quatre ages” and the Sonatina. These towering works of unprecedented proportions, difficulty and originality form a landmark of 19th Century pianism, only comparable with Liszt’s compositions in these genres. Alkan’s deep musicality and humanity lift these works from mere curiosities (or monstrosities..) to genuine and universal works of art.
This set is a reissue of 3 previously released CDs, all played by young Italian Vincenzo Maltempo. Their release caused a true sensation: “exhilarating, a real revelation!“ (The Guardian, selected among the 10 best CDs of 2012), “his playing flashes with summer lightning” (Gramophone), “Maltempo puts his phenomenal technique at the service of his poetic vision”(Piano News), “with this passionate performance Maltempo confirms his place in the restricted circle of Alkan’s best performers” (5 star, Diapason) and many more.
Alkan Genius - Enigma
3CD - PCLM0088
RACHMANINOFF: 24 Preludes
Sergei Rachmaninoff’s 24 preludes express the quintessence of this Russian Romantic: in the span of a mere 5 minutes he expresses deep melancholy, ecstatic joy, serenity and exuberance: the outpourings of a rich and deep Russian soul.
This new recording of these magnificent works, standard piano literature, is by young Russian pianist Dimitri Levkovich, winner of several International Piano Competitions, notably the prestigious German Piano Award in 2013. He displays an astonishing range of colours and moods in his deeply felt interpretation.
GINASTERA: Piano Works
This new recording contains a representative selection of piano works by Argentinan composer Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983). His piano works brim with Latin-American passion: brutal, sensual, evocative, sentimental, always filled with the vibrant rhythms and colours of the folk music and dances of his home country. Included are the popular Danzas Argentinas, the substantial and serious first Piano Sonata, the atmospheric 3 Pieces and Suite de danzas criollas.
Francois-Xavier Poizat is a young Swiss pianist “gifted with a deep lyricism and a stunning virtuosity”(Martha Argerich). He won already several international competitions, among which a “Special Jury Prize” at the prestigious Tchaikovsky Competition 2011.
Our latest Piano Classics artist is the hugely talented and intriguing Dmitri Levkovich.