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GEN 13283
EAN: 4260036252835
Edition: Artist Consort
18.90 €

CD 1 Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770–1827)  
32 Variations on an Original Theme in C minor
Franz Schubert (1797–1828)  
Sonata in B flat major, Op. posth.
Robert Schumann (1810–1856)  
Fantasiestücke, Op. 12
Franz Liszt (1811–1886)  
Soneto 104 del Petrarca
CD 2 Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887–1959)  
Selected Works
Frank Martin (1890–1974)  
8 Préludes for Piano
Modest Mussorgsky (1839–1881)  
Pictures at an Exhibition


Sebastian Benda, Piano

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The new double CD of the series Artist Consort series from GENUIN, dedicated to the great pianist Sebastian Benda, comprises recordings from the years 1961 to 1994. A period of over thirty years, then, and yet the spectrum spans a much longer period of time. The musical memory of Benda, son of a famous family of musicians, friend and pupil of Frank Martin, comprises at least an entire century, perhaps even more. Thus we experience not only irreplaceable archive recordings, but also passionately felt music by Benda's contemporaries Villa-Lobos and Martin, as well as Beethoven, Schubert, and other. A true musical monument!

« Admirable redécouverte d’un pianiste de première force. »
French review on the Artamag by Jean-Charles Hoffelé, 10 October 2015

MusicWeb International
"The performance shows great musicality, with an innate understanding of the work’s architecture and structure."
Review on the MusicWeb International by Stephen Greenbank, February 2014