Paul Juon: Piano Music, Volume One

(2 customer reviews)

Catalogue No: TOCC0290
EAN/UPC: 5060113442901
Release Date: 2017-07-01
Composer: Paul Juon
Artists: Rodolfo Ritter

The Russian-born German-Swiss composer Paul Juon (1872–1940) produced a generous amount of piano music – 35 opus numbers – which has yet to be explored in any detail in recordings. This first instalment of the first-ever survey of his piano music reveals a composer close to his Russian roots but also alive to the music of his own time, in a kind of sophisticated blend of Medtner and Debussy, with folk influences from far further afield.

Rodolfo Ritter, piano

Listen To This Recording:

    Vier Klavierstücke, Op. 65 (1915)

  1. No. 1 Heitere Weise
  2. No. 2 Schlummerlied
  3. No. 3 Exotisches Intermezzo
  4. No. 4 Tanz
  5. Intime Harmonieen: 12 Impromptus, Op. 30 (1905)

  6. No. 1 Wogen
  7. No. 2 Episode
  8. No. 3 Elfchen
  9. No. 4 Romantisches Wiegenlied
  10. No. 5 Sonderbare Humoreske
  11. No. 6 Intermezzo
  12. No. 7 Es geht die Sage
  13. No. 8 Kleine Tarantelle
  14. No. 9 Sphinx
  15. No. 10 Narretei
  16. No. 11 Ruhige Liebe
  17. No. 12 Zu Grabe tragen
  18. Moments Lyriques, Op. 56 (1913)

  19. No. 1 Menuet
  20. No. 2 Élégie
  21. No. 3 Intermezzo
  22. No. 4 Intimité
  23. No. 5 Bagatelle
  24. No. 6 Nostalgie (Valse lente)
  25. No. 7 Étude
  26. No. 8 Berceuse
  27. No. 9 Cortège

2 reviews for Paul Juon: Piano Music, Volume One

  1. :

    Extraordinaire et tres interesant musique! Merci beaucoup!

  2. :

    ‘It is clear by now that Juon’s piano music, compressed and organised as it is into small-sized sets, enjoys an easy lyricism and some stylistic variety. It reserves brief moments of portentous depth but in the main is approachable, even airy and beautifully laid out – or at least sounds so in these splendid performances by Rodolfo Ritter even if there is no other performance against which to measure him. […]

    Ritter has written his own articulate and insightful booklet notes and practises what he preaches in highly persuasive performances recorded well. An auspicious start to the series.’

    —Jonathan Woolf, MusicWeb International

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