Vytautas Bacevičius: Piano Music, Volume One

The Lithuanian pianist and composer Vytautas Bacevičius (1905-70) is one of the undiscovered pioneers of twentieth-century music. His series of seven Mots ('Words') for keyboard — five for solo piano, one for organ and one for two pianos — were written between 1933 and 1966 and show the evolution of his musical language from the post-Skryabin style of the early works, via the influence of Prokofiev and Stravinsky, to a highly individual modernism, akin to that of two fellow radicals, Varése and Wolpe.

Gabrielius Alekna, piano
Matthew Lewis, organ
Ursula Oppens, piano


Catalogue No: TOCC0134
EAN/UPC: 5060113441348
Release Date: 13.02.2012
Composer: Vytautas Bacevičius
Artists: Gabrielius Alekna, Matthew Lewis, Ursula Oppens

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  1. Premier Mot, Op. 18 (1933)
  2. Deuxième Mot, Op. 21 (1934)
  3. Troisième Mot, Op. 37 (1935)
  4. Quatrième Mot, Op. 31 (1938)
  5. Cinquième Mot, Op. 59 (1956)
  6. Sixième Mot, Op. 72 (1963)
  7. Septième Mot, Op. 73 (1966)

  8. I. Allegro moderato
  9. II. Larghetto misterioso
  10. III. Allegro con fuoco

2 reviews for Vytautas Bacevičius: Piano Music, Volume One

  1. :

    “An impressive release all around, and a perfect demonstration of the good work Toccata Classics is doing in giving voice to under-appreciated composers.” —Gavin Dixon, Fanfare

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    “…Abstract, strong, interesting.” WRUV Reviews

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