Grigory Krein: Piano Music

Grigory Krein (1879–1955), a member of an astonishing dynasty of Russian-Jewish musician-composers, was recognised by his contemporaries as one of the major composers of his day. His piano music charts a stylistic evolution from the early influence of Grieg, Reger (with whom he studied) and Debussy towards a more complex and chromatic language with harmonies that synthesise the sound-worlds of Skryabin and Szymanowski; there’s also an echo of the rhapsodic Celtic wildness of Bax. Indeed, all of these pieces are informed by a remarkable sense of energy – latent in some and given its head in others. .

Jonathan Powell, piano

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    Deux poèmes, Op. 5b

  1. No. 1 Drammatico
  2. No. 2 Andante
  3. Cinq préludes, Op. 5a

  4. No. 1 Andante con moto
  5. No. 2 Lento
  6. No. 3 Allegretto
  7. No. 4 Andante
  8. No. 5
  9. Prélude, Op. 5

  10. Prélude, Op. 5
  11. Deux poèmes, Op. 10 (publ. 1915)

  12. No. 1 Andante
  13. No. 2 Lento
  14. Poème, Op. 16 (1916)

  15. Poème, Op. 16
  16. Deux mazurkas, Op. 19 (publ. 1926)

  17. No. 1 Lento ma non troppo
  18. No. 2 Mobile
  19. Cortège mystique, Op. 22 (1916)

  20. Cortège mystique, Op. 22
  21. Trois poèmes, Op. 24

  22. No. 1 Poème dramatique
  23. No. 2 Poème lyrique
  24. No. 3 Poème antique
  25. Sonata No. 2, Op. 27 (1924)*

  26. Sonata No. 2, Op. 27

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Catalogue No: TOCC0581
EAN/UPC: 5060113445810
Release Date: 08.01.2021
Composer: Grigory Krein
Artists: Jonathan Powell

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