Alexander Paley

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)

Fantasie in D minor KV 397

Wolfgang Amadeus MLudwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)

Piano Sonata in C Major, op. 53 “Waldstein”

Allegro con brio

Introduzione - Adagio molto

Rondo - Allegretto moderato

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)

Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 35

Buch 1

Thema

Variations 1 - 14

Buch 2

Thema

Variations 1 - 14

Hans Christian Bartel (*1932)

David and Goliath

Playing Time 76:33

BLT-AP10015 Blüthner World

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Concert Hall: Reception Hall of Julius Blüthner Pianofortefabrik GmbH

Alexander Paley, born in Moldavia in 1956, brings to these varied works a calm and even-tempered approach. Although there are certainly virtuoso episodes, Paley does not use this opportunity to show off. These are inner-directed and contemplative performances. The centerpiece of this recital is Brahms' Paganini Variations, Op. 35. Based upon the famous A minor Caprice, Brahms' kaleidoscopic explorations are revealed with intimacy and emotion in Paley's interpretation. An added bonus is the extremely popular encore piece, David and Goliath, by Hans Christian Bartel.

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Alexander Paley