Einar Englund (1916–99) was not only one of Finland’s major symphonists; he was also one of his country’s most important pianists and was destined for a career as a virtuoso until, as a soldier, he damaged a finger in a battle against the invading Russians. He wrote surprisingly little for his own instrument, but the works he did produce glitter with a Prokofievan steely strength and textural clarity, animated with the ironic humour that was typical of the composer himself.
Laura Mikkola, piano
Catalogue No: TOCC0356EAN/UPC: 5060113443564Release Date: 01.06.2017Composer: Einar Englund Artists: Laura Mikkola
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Sonatina No. 2, The Parisian: https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0356/03.mp3
Pavane e Toccata: https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0356/07.mp3
Sonatina No. 1 in D minor: https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0356/16.mp3
Introduzione e Toccata: https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0356/24.mp3
Piano Sonata No. 1: https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0356/26.mp3
Guy Rickards :
“Mikkola’s ability to convey a composer’s intentions on the keyboard is well-known… The entire album is a delight from the beginning to the surprising end… Very good sound too.” –Klassisk Musikk, September 2017
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