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Homages: Bach-Busoni - Mendelssohn - Chopin - Liszt

Benjamin Grosvenor

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"Benjamin Grosvenor may well be the most remarkable young pianist of our time."
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Partita for Violin Solo No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004 - (trans. by Ferruccio Busoni)  
1
Chaconne in D Minor
Johann Sebastian Bach; Ferruccio Busoni; Benjamin Grosvenor
14:06
Prelude & Fugue in E Minor, Op.35, No.1  
2
1. Prelude, MWV U116
Felix Mendelssohn; Benjamin Grosvenor
2:14
3
2. Fugue, MWV U66
Felix Mendelssohn; Benjamin Grosvenor
6:50
Prelude & Fugue in F Minor, Op.35, No.5  
4
1. Prelude, MWV U126
Felix Mendelssohn; Benjamin Grosvenor
3:27
5
2. Fugue, MWV U106
Felix Mendelssohn; Benjamin Grosvenor
3:16
Prélude, Choral et Fugue, FWV 21  
6
Prélude. Moderato
César Franck; Benjamin Grosvenor
4:58
7
Choral. Poco più lento
César Franck; Benjamin Grosvenor
6:20
8
Fugue. Tempo I
César Franck; Benjamin Grosvenor
7:10
9
Barcarolle in F Sharp Major, Op.60
Frédéric Chopin; Benjamin Grosvenor
8:29
Venezia e Napoli, S.162 (rev. version 1859) supplement to Années de Pelerinage, 2ème année: Italie (S.161)  
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1. Gondoliera
Franz Liszt; Benjamin Grosvenor
5:26
11
2. Canzone
Franz Liszt; Benjamin Grosvenor
3:13
12
3. Tarantella
Franz Liszt; Benjamin Grosvenor
9:12
Le Tombeau de Couperin, M.68  
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1. Prélude
Maurice Ravel; Benjamin Grosvenor
3:12
14
2. Fugue
Maurice Ravel; Benjamin Grosvenor
3:46
15
3. Forlane
Maurice Ravel; Benjamin Grosvenor
6:24
16
4. Rigaudon
Maurice Ravel; Benjamin Grosvenor
3:08
17
5. Menuet
Maurice Ravel; Benjamin Grosvenor
5:16
18
6. Toccata
Maurice Ravel; Benjamin Grosvenor
3:49
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    1:40:16
On Homages, award-winning British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor explores a number of works in which great composers honour their predecessors. Both Mendelssohn and Franck look back to the Prelude & Fugue form made so popular by Bach, while Busoni takes Bach's great solo violin Chaconne and reinterprets it in a bold and imaginative transcription for piano. Chopin breathes new life into the traditional Barcarolle of Venetian gondoliers, followed 10 years later by Liszt's tribute to Italian folksong, Venezia e Napoli. This digital edition includes Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin, a suite for solo piano in which the composer paid homage to his musical predecessors and the traditional Baroque style. The piece also serves as a memorial to Ravel’s own friends, as he dedicated each movement to a colleague who died in service during the First World War.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Decca Music Group Limited Studio Masters

Recording Location: Wyastone Concert Hall, 10–13 December 2015
Executive Producer: Alexander Van Ingen
Recording Producer: Mike George
Recording Engineer: Arne Akselberg
Recording Facilities by Abbey Road Mobiles
Recording Editors: Dave Rowell, Matthew Bennett
Production Coordinator: Joanne Baines
Product Management: Sam Le Roux
General management of Benjamin Grosvenor: Hazard Chase Limited
Piano Technician: Peter Salisbury
Introductory Note and Translations © 2016 Decca Music Group Limited
Booklet Editing: WLP Ltd
All Photos: Decca/Sophie Wright
Design & Art Direction: Paul Marc Mitchell at WLP Ltd

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