Pianist Severin von Eckardstein new cd-Debussy,Dupont

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Rach3
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Pianist Severin von Eckardstein new cd-Debussy,Dupont

Post by Rach3 » Thu May 09, 2019 7:01 pm

I missed this release, apparently in Europe in Sept.,2018 ( per YT ) , in USA April,2019 per Amazon-US, the pianist’s recording on the Artalinna label. Annoying YT ads , but the ticket price is good, and decent sound for YT . Gabriel DuPont’s ( 1878-1914 ) suite “La maison dans les dunes “ and Debussy’s ( 1862-1918) “Images pour piano “ :

https://tinyurl.com/y4uorzhp ( entire cd on autoplay )

There is another DuPont solo piano suite,”Les Heures Dolentes” , which I slightly prefer, but “La Maison” is wonderful and a good introduction to these neglected works and composer. I have a different recording , on Mirare with Marie-Catherine Girod, of portions of both, and the complete “Les Heures” is also at YT with pianist Emille Naoumoff : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeQG1krY8UI&t=4s

Have no references beyond Girod and Naoumoff in these works, but feel confident stating Von Eckardstein’s playing is very impressive here, as it usually is ( one of my fav pianists ). He is to be commended for advocating this neglected repertoire and his label as well for allowing him to do so.The Debussy , of course, provides another much more familiar opportunity to evaluate his pianism ( eg. rubato, texture in “Hommage a Rameau”, “ Poissons” ),and compare the composers.

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Re: Pianist Severin von Eckardstein new cd-Debussy,Dupont

Post by maestrob » Fri May 10, 2019 1:49 pm

Lovely repertoire. A great listen!

Thanks for posting.

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Re: Pianist Severin von Eckardstein new cd-Debussy,Dupont

Post by Rach3 » Sat May 25, 2019 11:41 am

Having heard an impressive 2009 live broadcast of him playing the Ravel Left Hand PC( one of my fav PC's), I wanted to hear this 2018 live Left Hand by Severin von Eckardstein, and was not disappointed, the gravitas and expansiveness given both the initial piano entrance and closing cadenza notable to my ear. One of Dupont’s pieces from “La maison dans les dunes “ as encore :


https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/8386 ... van-oorlog

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