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Offline ritter

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Re: Reynaldo (Hahn's) jet d'eau
« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2018, 10:43:53 AM »
Is anyone familiar with this disc?
Hahn: Oeuvres Concertantes, Vol. 1
Maguelone Music
2013



I can't say I've even heard of the record label Maguelone Music.  But they seem to have a few interesting Hahn discs, all recorded around 2001 to 2002.  I have no idea about the recording quality or musicianship.

Any thoughts would be appreciated, as I'm considering buying it.

By the way, I don't have a lot of Hahn (yet), but I have and love Susan Grahams's album of Hahn's songs on Sony; and I have also the Timpani disc with Le bal de Beatrice d'Este.
The Maguelone label seems to be a boutique operation specialising in French composers (some of them really obscure). They’ve done a series of Hahn CDs (including several premiere recordings), a couple of Jolivet releases, and—rather fittingly—some CDs of music by Brahms. In my experience, I’ve had no quibbles about  the production values and musicianship.

A couple of years ago, I caught the Hahn Piano Concerto (started) on Spanish National Radio and said to myself “What a lovely performance!”. It turned out to be this one by Angéline Pondepeyre under Fernand Quattrocchi (which had been in my collection for years). The alternatives are Magda Tagliaferro under the composer, and Stephen Coombs on Hyperion (the latter restores some measures missing from the other recordings).

The Piano Concerto is IMHO one of Hahn’s best works in any genre, where his very personal blend of nostalgia and carelessness finds a very accomplished expression. I’m less fond of the more “conventional” Violin Concerto, and should revisit the Suite hongroise soon, as I don’t have any particular recollection of the piece.

There’s a  detailed, positive review (perhaps less enthusiastic than me about the performance of the Plano Concerto)  of this CD by Ian Lace in musicweb-international.

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Re: Reynaldo (Hahn's) jet d'eau
« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2018, 10:51:47 AM »
Super!  Thanks!

I'm about to pull the trigger on Le rossignol éperdu (Eidi, Timpani) at the moment – I really like the sound samples I listened to.

But at the moment I am listening to Le bal de Beatrice d'Este!
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Re: Reynaldo (Hahn's) jet d'eau PIANO MUSIC
« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2018, 05:32:15 AM »
Is anyone familiar with Hahn's big Piano Work... some "bird" thing...??...

Earl Wild and Billy Eidi have recordings... anyone???

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Re: Reynaldo (Hahn's) jet d'eau
« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2018, 10:23:17 AM »
I recently bought Eidi's Le rossignol éperdu (Timpani), and I think it's really great.

I can't imagine Wild's version could be better.  I'm completely satisfied.



Ok, maybe the cover could be better.
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