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Chopin & Schumann

Horacio Gutiérrez

Chopin & Schumann

Format: CD
Label: Bridge
UPC: 0090404947926
Catnr: BRIDG 9479
Release date: 05 May 2017
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Label
Bridge
UPC
0090404947926
Catalogue number
BRIDG 9479
Release date
05 May 2017
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About the album

The Cuban-American virtuoso Horacio Gutiérrez is a legendary figure in the piano world. After taking the Silver Medal at the 1970 Tchaikovsky International Competition, Gutiérrez embarked on an international touring career that saw performances with nearly all of the world's great orchestras and conductors including Maazel, Rostropovich, Masur, Levine, Rozhdestvensky, Ormandy, Gergiev, Ozawa, Previn, Leinsdorf, Tennstedt, Ashkenazy,
Barenboim and numerous others. Gutiérrez has recorded very infrequently, and these new recordings reveal a great poet-virtuoso at the height of his musical powers.
Der kubanisch-amerikanische Virtuose Horacio Gutiérrez ist eine legendäre Figur in der Klavierwelt. Nachdem er 1970 die Silbermedaille beim Tchaikovsky International Competition gewonnen hatte, begann Gutiérrez eine internationale Tournee-Karriere. Er spielte mit den weltbesten Orchestern und Dirigenten wie Maazel, Rostropowitsch, Masur, Levine, Rozhdestvensky, Ormandy, Gergiev, Ozawa, Previn spielte , Leinsdorf, Tennstedt, Ashkenazy, Barenboim und vielen anderen. Gutiérrez hat sehr selten aufgezeichnet und diese neuen Aufnahmen zeigen einen großen Dichter-Virtuosen auf dem Höhepunkt seiner musikalischen Kraft.

Artist(s)

Horacio Gutiérrez (piano)

Gutiérrez was born in Havana, Cuba, the eldest of four children, to Tomás V. Gutiérrez and Josefina Fernandez Gutiérrez. His mother was his first piano teacher, and was herself an accomplished pianist. His first formal teacher was César Pérez Sentenat. Gutiérrez began performing before audiences at four years of age, and at 11, performed as soloist with the Havana Symphony playing Haydn's D major concerto. When Fidel Castro gained control of Cuba in 1959, the family decided to leave the country together rather than send Gutiérrez abroad alone at a young age.[1] He moved with his family to the United States in 1961, at the age of 13, and studied in Los Angeles with Sergei Tarnowsky, Vladimir Horowitz's first teacher in Kiev, and later at the Juilliard School under Adele Marcus, a...
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Gutiérrez was born in Havana, Cuba, the eldest of four children, to Tomás V. Gutiérrez and Josefina Fernandez Gutiérrez. His mother was his first piano teacher, and was herself an accomplished pianist. His first formal teacher was César Pérez Sentenat. Gutiérrez began performing before audiences at four years of age, and at 11, performed as soloist with the Havana Symphony playing Haydn's D major concerto. When Fidel Castro gained control of Cuba in 1959, the family decided to leave the country together rather than send Gutiérrez abroad alone at a young age.[1]

He moved with his family to the United States in 1961, at the age of 13, and studied in Los Angeles with Sergei Tarnowsky, Vladimir Horowitz's first teacher in Kiev, and later at the Juilliard School under Adele Marcus, a pupil of Russian pianist Josef Lhévinne. He later worked extensively with American pianist William Masselos, a pupil of Carl Friedberg, who himself had studied with Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms.


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Composer(s)

Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann was a German composer and influential music critic. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. Schumann left the study of law, intending to pursue a career as a virtuoso pianist. He had been assured by his teacher Friedrich Wieck that he could become the finest pianist in Europe, but a hand injury ended this dream. Schumann then focused his musical energies on composing. Schumann's published compositions were written exclusively for the piano until 1840; he later composed works for piano and orchestra; many Lieder (songs for voice and piano); four symphonies; an opera; and other orchestral, choral, and chamber works. Works such as Carnaval, Symphonic Studies, Kinderszenen, Kreisleriana, and the Fantasie in...
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Robert Schumann was a German composer and influential music critic. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. Schumann left the study of law, intending to pursue a career as a virtuoso pianist. He had been assured by his teacher Friedrich Wieck that he could become the finest pianist in Europe, but a hand injury ended this dream. Schumann then focused his musical energies on composing.
Schumann's published compositions were written exclusively for the piano until 1840; he later composed works for piano and orchestra; many Lieder (songs for voice and piano); four symphonies; an opera; and other orchestral, choral, and chamber works. Works such as Carnaval, Symphonic Studies, Kinderszenen, Kreisleriana, and the Fantasie in C are among his most famous. His writings about music appeared mostly in the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik (New Journal for Music), a Leipzig-based publication which he jointly founded.
In 1840, Schumann married Friedrich Wieck's daughter Clara, against the wishes of her father, following a long and acrimonious legal battle, which found in favour of Clara and Robert. Clara also composed music and had a considerable concert career as a pianist, the earnings from which, before her marriage, formed a substantial part of her father's fortune.
Schumann suffered from a mental disorder, first manifesting itself in 1833 as a severe melancholic depressive episode, which recurred several times alternating with phases of ‘exaltation’ and increasingly also delusional ideas of being poisoned or threatened with metallic items. After a suicide attempt in 1854, Schumann was admitted to a mental asylum, at his own request, in Endenich near Bonn. Diagnosed with "psychotic melancholia", Schumann died two years later in 1856 without having recovered from his mental illness.

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Frédéric Chopin

Frédéric Chopin is one of the greatest composers of the Romantic piano tradition. He was a master in making the small form great. His ballades, mazurkas, polonaises, preludes, etudes and nocturnes all belong to the most popular standard works for piano ever written.  As a child prodigy, Chopin grew up in a middle class family, who lived among the literati of Warsaw. When in 1830 the November Uprising broke out in Poland, the twenty year old Chopin stayed in Vienna. He became an exile and never returned to his mother country. He eventually settled in Paris.  He avoided public concerts, but he did like performing in small settings, such as salons and at home for his friends. This way, Chopin built a...
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Frédéric Chopin is one of the greatest composers of the Romantic piano tradition. He was a master in making the small form great. His ballades, mazurkas, polonaises, preludes, etudes and nocturnes all belong to the most popular standard works for piano ever written. As a child prodigy, Chopin grew up in a middle class family, who lived among the literati of Warsaw. When in 1830 the November Uprising broke out in Poland, the twenty year old Chopin stayed in Vienna. He became an exile and never returned to his mother country. He eventually settled in Paris. He avoided public concerts, but he did like performing in small settings, such as salons and at home for his friends. This way, Chopin built a reputation as an exceptional pianist, teacher and composer.
Chopin brought a unique synthesis between the Viennese bravado and the French/English lyric style. Even though his pieces often are technically very demanding, the focus was always on creating a lyric expression and poetic atmosphere. He invented the instrumental ballade, and brought salongenres to a higher level with his many innovations and refinements.


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01.
24 Préludes, Op.28: Prelude in C Major
00:41
(Frédéric Chopin) Horacio Gutiérrez
02.
24 Préludes, Op.28: Prelude in A Minor
02:10
(Frédéric Chopin) Horacio Gutiérrez
03.
24 Préludes, Op.28: Prelude in G Major
00:52
(Frédéric Chopin) Horacio Gutiérrez
04.
24 Préludes, Op.28: Prelude in E Minor
01:57
(Frédéric Chopin) Horacio Gutiérrez
05.
24 Préludes, Op.28: Prelude in D Major
00:33
(Frédéric Chopin) Horacio Gutiérrez
06.
24 Préludes, Op.28: Prelude in B Minor
01:48
(Frédéric Chopin) Horacio Gutiérrez
07.
24 Préludes, Op.28: Prelude in A Major
00:43
(Frédéric Chopin) Horacio Gutiérrez
08.
24 Préludes, Op.28: Prelude in F Sharp Minor
01:46
(Frédéric Chopin) Horacio Gutiérrez
09.
24 Préludes, Op.28: Prelude in E Major
01:15
(Frédéric Chopin) Horacio Gutiérrez
10.
24 Préludes, Op.28: Prelude in C Sharp Minor
00:31
(Frédéric Chopin) Horacio Gutiérrez
11.
24 Préludes, Op.28: Prelude in B Major
00:36
(Frédéric Chopin) Horacio Gutiérrez
12.
24 Préludes, Op.28: Prelude in G Sharp Minor
01:09
(Frédéric Chopin) Horacio Gutiérrez
13.
24 Préludes, Op.28: Prelude in F Sharp Major
02:56
(Frédéric Chopin) Horacio Gutiérrez
14.
24 Préludes, Op.28: Prelude in E Flat Minor
00:31
(Frédéric Chopin) Horacio Gutiérrez
15.
24 Préludes, Op.28: Prelude in D Flat Major
04:52
(Frédéric Chopin) Horacio Gutiérrez
16.
24 Préludes, Op.28: Prelude in B Flat Minor
01:06
(Frédéric Chopin) Horacio Gutiérrez
17.
24 Préludes, Op.28: Prelude in A Flat Major
03:09
(Frédéric Chopin) Horacio Gutiérrez
18.
24 Préludes, Op.28: Prelude in F Minor
00:56
(Frédéric Chopin) Horacio Gutiérrez
19.
24 Préludes, Op.28: Prelude in E Flat Major
01:16
(Frédéric Chopin) Horacio Gutiérrez
20.
24 Préludes, Op.28: Prelude in C Minor
01:33
(Frédéric Chopin) Horacio Gutiérrez
21.
24 Préludes, Op.28: Prelude in B Flat Major
01:53
(Frédéric Chopin) Horacio Gutiérrez
22.
24 Préludes, Op.28: Prelude in G Minor
00:46
(Frédéric Chopin) Horacio Gutiérrez
23.
24 Préludes, Op.28: Prelude in F Major
00:52
(Frédéric Chopin) Horacio Gutiérrez
24.
24 Préludes, Op.28: Prelude in D Minor
02:26
(Frédéric Chopin) Horacio Gutiérrez
25.
Fantasie, Op. 17: Durchaus fantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen; Im Legenden-Ton
12:45
(Robert Schumann) Horacio Gutiérrez
26.
Fantasie, Op. 17: Mäßig. Durchaus energisch
07:20
(Robert Schumann) Horacio Gutiérrez
27.
Fantasie, Op. 17: Langsam getragen. Durchweg leise zu halten
09:34
(Robert Schumann) Horacio Gutiérrez
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