Daniel Blumenthal, versatile pianist, indeed!

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Daniel Blumenthal, versatile pianist, indeed!

Post by Lance » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:52 pm

About Daniel Blumenthal courtesy of Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Bl ... _(pianist)

I became enamoured with this pianist from the outset of his appearance of discs. He records prolifically for a wide variety of labels. Probably one of the most fascinating discs I've heard was him in collaboration with pianist Diane Andersen in duo-piano works of Alexander Tansman [1897-1986], especially the clever "Cakewalk" in one of his compositions). This appeared on the Arcoboleno label 94192]. Over time, I've accumulated some 40+ discs on myriad labels, including Marco Polo, EMI, ABC-Australia, Cypres, Calliope, Etcetera, Koch, Hanssler, Naive, Musique en Wallonie, Newport, Rene Gailly, and Pavane. He tends to be involved heavily with lesser known repertoire and does a superb job.

My latest find is Daniel Blumenthal performing 17 rags and waltzes by Scott Joplin (1868-1917) on Pavane (7317), I believe recorded as early as 1989. I never knew about it until recently. It provides a good listen by the German-born American pianist.

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