Per Nørgård is regarded as the most important contemporary Danish composer, but his impressive early piano works, foreshadowing significant elements of his mature style, Have never before appeared on CD. These include the youthfully joyous and bravura Toccata and the symphonic-scaled Sonate,Op. 6 influenced by Sibelius and Holmboe. Released on NAXOS.
Edvard Grieg first met Percy Grainger in London in 1906 and the two became good friends. Grieg invited the ‘Young Apollo’ to spend the summer of 1907 with him at Troldhaugen where they revised the famous Piano Concerto in A minor. Their alterations resulted in the final edition ‘sanctioned by Grieg himself’. Norwegian composer Helge Evju has taken up the challenge to compose a work based on incomplete concerto fragments by Grieg, creating a romantic and beautiful companion.
The second released CD by Carl Petersson brings you the inspiring music of Godowsky. It received a prestigious recommendation by Fanfare, picked as the classical album of the month in Hi-Fi & Music and in Sweden the acknowledged newspaper "Göteborgsposten" called it a baffeling showcase of virtuosity.
American Record Guide does not only say that Carl executes the showmanship of the works but that he also is a very fine musician and should give Debussys preludes a go.
This album with the recordings of the two piano concertos by Friedrich von Flotow is released under the wings of Sterling Records. The album is on sale in 32 countries - among others in the U.S.A., Canada, Japan, South America, Sweden, France and Germany.
Besides the piano concertos the CD also contains Flotow's orchestral pieces. The record is a world premiere, bringing the fresh works of this romantic to up-to-date listeners.
In 1838 Flotow met a seven year younger penniless cellist of exceptional talent named Jacob Eberscht. Flotow promised that he would secure Eberscht access to the salons and offered him to collaborate with him. Intruduced in this way, Eberscht became well-known, and soon - now under the name of Jacques Offenbach - he gained great fame.