Martin Skafte: 24 Preludes for Piano

The fascination of the Swedish composer Martin Skafte (b. 1980) with the 24 Préludes of Claude Debussy inspired 24 preludes from Skafte himself, with occasional oblique references to Debussy’s originals but using Skafte’s own musical language. Like Debussy, Skafte exploits the colours and sonorities of the piano but also he requires Lisztian virtuosity and pulls in a range of further influences, among them ragtime and Ligeti – and a sly sense of humour can often be detected in the background.

Jonas Olsson, piano

Listen To This Recording:

    Book One (2012–13)

  1. No. 1 Going Home (… Les sons …)
  2. No. 2 Now and Again (… Minstrels)
  3. No. 3 Eloquent Mist (… La danse …)
  4. No. 4 A Long Winter Season (… Des pas …)
  5. No. 5 Lines and Timelines (… Danseuses …)
  6. No. 6 You’re Nothing Without Me! (… La serenade …)
  7. No. 7 Finding Memory Again (… La fille …)
  8. No. 8 In Suspense (… Ce q’a…)
  9. No. 9 Weak Ties (… Le vent…)
  10. No. 10 Shall we Play? (…Voiles)
  11. No. 11 A Welcome Break (… Les collines …)
  12. No. 12 Not Today (… La cathédrale …)
  13. Book Two (2015–17)

  14. No. 1 In the Corner (… feuilles mortes …)
  15. No. 2 The Paths Decide (… Les tierces …)
  16. No. 3 Leaping Lightly (… les fees …)
  17. No. 4 Four Steps to the Side (… Brouillards …)
  18. No. 5 White Wind (… Bruyères …)
  19. No. 6 Gaia’s Navel (… Ondine …)
  20. No. 7 Emerging Victorious (… Hommage …)
  21. No. 8 It’s All Out There (… Canope …)
  22. No. 9 A Time for Everything (… General Lavine …)
  23. No. 10 Revisiting (… La Puerta …)
  24. No. 11 Faded Expectations (… La terrasse …)
  25. No. 12 One Last Look Back (… Feux …)
 

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This item will be released on 2 December 2022.
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Catalogue No: TOCC0640
EAN/UPC: 5060113446404
Release Date: 02.12.2022
Composer: Martin Skafte
Artists: Jonas Olsson

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