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Felix Mendelssohn, Moritz Moszkowski, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Alexander Scriabin, Ferruccio Busoni, Frédéric Chopin

Sergio Fiorentino

Live in Taiwan 1998

  • Type CD
  • Label Rhine Classics
  • UPC 4713106280097
  • Catalog number RH 009
  • Release date 02 August 2019

About the album

The Italian pianists who have made the history of interpretation are well known, starting from Busoni through Zecchi, Benedetti Michelangeli, up to Pollini and others…
But there are many other very great Italian pianists, who due to a series of more or less clear circumstances, slipped away unnoticed, without the deserved recognition. In particular, Sergio Fiorentino stands out above all of them, an incomparable pianist and musician, who had a discontinuous career and that only post-mortem began to be universally ranked as one of the greatest pianist of the 20th Century.
He was, above all, a soulful musician, who always avoided virtuosity for its own sake, and could thus return profound interpretations of Bach, Schubert, Franck or of the last Beethoven’s sonatas. He was a balanced pianist, faithful to the score, but, at the same time, still tied to certain freedom of expression, typical of the pianists of the late 19th century but always with great taste, elegance, musicality and respect of the musical style.
Fiorentino, for his perfect technique, clear sonority, vast musical culture and broad repertoire (from Bach to Stravinsky, including also the main compositions for orchestra and chamber music) represents in many aspects the archetype of the “perfect pianist”.

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    Prelude and Fugue for organ in D major, BWV 532 Praludium. Moderato
     
    06:08
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    Prelude and Fugue for organ in D major, BWV 532 Fuga. Allegro moderato
     
    07:17
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    Piano Sonata No.31 in A-flat major, Op.110 Moderato cantabile, molto espressivo
     
    06:44
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    Piano Sonata No.31 in A-flat major, Op.110 Allegro molto
     
    02:07
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    Piano Sonata No.31 in A-flat major, Op.110 Adagio, ma non troppo – Arioso dolente – Fuga. Allegro ma non troppo
     
    09:47
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    Piano Sonata No.2 in G-sharp minor, Op.19 “Sonata-Fantasy” Andante
     
    06:50
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    Piano Sonata No.2 in G-sharp minor, Op.19 “Sonata-Fantasy” Presto
     
    03:19
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    Piano Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.36 (2nd version, 1931) Allegro agitato
     
    06:53
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    Piano Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.36 (2nd version, 1931) Non allegro
     
    05:38
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    Piano Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.36 (2nd version, 1931) L’istesso tempo – Allegro molto
     
    04:27
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    Waltz No.7 in C-sharp minor, Op.64/2
     
    02:49
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    Waltz No.6 in D-flat major, Op.64/1 “Minute Waltz”
     
    01:29
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    Etude de Virtuosite? in F major, Op.72/6
     
    01:36
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    Song Without Words in C major, Op.67/4 “Spinning Song”
     
    01:39

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