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Matei Varga

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7 Preludes  
1
No. 1, Lento languido
Tudor Dumitrescu; Matei Varga
2:30
2
No. 2, Allegro impetuoso
Tudor Dumitrescu; Matei Varga
1:35
3
No. 3, Andante molto rubato
Tudor Dumitrescu; Matei Varga
1:26
4
No. 4, Allegretto (Tempo di valzer)
Tudor Dumitrescu; Matei Varga
1:07
5
No. 5, Molto animato ed agitato
Tudor Dumitrescu; Matei Varga
2:32
6
No. 6, Sereno
Tudor Dumitrescu; Matei Varga
2:17
7
No. 7, Largo e sonoro
Tudor Dumitrescu; Matei Varga
1:57
8
Prelude in C-Sharp Minor
Tudor Dumitrescu; Matei Varga
1:49
9
Prelude in B Minor
Tudor Dumitrescu; Matei Varga
6:12
10
Sonata romantica
Dinu Lipatti; Matei Varga
5:58
Little Suite  
11
Prelude
Dinu Lipatti; Matei Varga
0:46
12
Nocturne in A Minor (On a Moldavian Theme)
Dinu Lipatti; Matei Varga
3:14
13
Nocturne in F-Sharp Minor
Dinu Lipatti; Matei Varga
5:28
V mlhách, JW VIII/22  
14
I. Andante
Leoš Janáček; Matei Varga
3:58
15
II. Molto adagio
Leoš Janáček; Matei Varga
5:13
16
III. Andantino
Leoš Janáček; Matei Varga
4:32
17
IV. Presto
Leoš Janáček; Matei Varga
4:54
Keyboard Concerto in D Minor, BWV 974  
18
II. Adagio (After A. Marcello's Oboe Concerto)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Matei Varga
4:27
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    59:55
Matei Varga’s artistry has received standing ovations from audiences around the world and superlative reviews from prominent critics. Noting that “it is hard to find the right words to describe the beauty” of Mr. Varga’s playing, Corriere della Sera’s chief critic Paolo Isotta praised the young artist as a “true poet of the keyboard, a musician of depth, and a genuine artist.” Other critics have found his performances “impressive” (Gramophone, 2016), “magical” (Süddeutsche Zeitung, 2009), “colorful, vivacious [and] engaging” (Le Diapason, 2012).

Discovered at age 10 by soprano Mariana Nicolesco, he went on to win top prizes at the George Enescu International Piano Competition and the International Maria Canals Piano Competition. Mr. Varga is also a recipient of the Salon de Virtuosi Career Grant and a runner-up at the Vendome Prize in Lisbon, where he was singled out by Elisabeth Leonskaja who awarded him a special prize. This release features rarely heard and recorded works by Dinu Lipatti and Tudor Dumitrescu, the theme throughout the album being the undercurrent of sadness that all of these pieces possess.
352.8 kHz / 24-bit, 192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 5.6448, 2.8224 MHz DSD – Sono Luminus Studio Masters

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