URIEL TSACHOR

BRAHMS IN TRANSCRIPTION

BRAHMS IN TRANSCRIPTION

Symphony Movements and Hungarian Dances
Max Reger, Theodor Kirchner and Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms, Johannes Brahms-Kirchner, Johannes Brahms-Reger, Christoph Willibald Gluck-Brahms, Robert Schumann-Brahms

URIEL TSACHOR, piano

World Premiere Recordings

[MS1721]

$12.95

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“glittering brilliance”
The New York Times
“A musician who pursues piano playing as a vehicle for musical poetry”
Süddeutschezeitung, Munich
“A pianist of great sensitivity and perfect musicianship”
Diapason, Paris
 
 
PROGRAM NOTES
This album stems from my 40-year love-affair with the music of Johannes Brahms. My deep admiration of his work has driven me to delve into the profound musical relationships that existed between him and his contemporaries – and with the musicians of following generations. These relationships were manifest in several ways, including the performing and conducting of another’s works, and the sharing of extensive correspondence that included analysis, encouragement and criticism. A particularly interesting manifestation was the continuance of the 19th century tradition of the piano transcription, where colleagues worked with their own music as well as with the work of others. These recordings focus on several of the most notable of these solo piano transcriptions.

Uriel Tsachor is an internationally active soloist and chamber musician known for his powerful expression and compelling sensitivity. Tsachor has appeared in recitals in New York, Chicago, Tel-Aviv, Brussels, Vienna, Paris, London, Milan and other cities around the world, winning acclaim from critics and audiences. Invited by Maestro Zubin Mehta to perform with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, he has also played with all of the Major orchestras in Israel as well as several prestigious European orchestras, drawing upon his repertoire of more than 25 concertos. Since his Lincoln Center debut with the New York City Symphony, Tsachor has been performing throughout the United States as recitalist, chamber musician and soloist with orchestra. During the last seasons, Tsachor’s performances included Beethoven’s Hammerklavier Sonata as well as Major works by Schumann and Brahms. He has also toured Taiwan as recitalist and performed in Major halls such as Salle Gaveau, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Palais des Beaux Arts and Avery Fisher Hall. He is a winner of the Bösendorfer-Empire Concours and the Concorso Busoni, and a laureate of the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels. Tsachor has recorded numerous programs for radio and television stations in the United States, Israel and several countries in Europe. As a prolific recording artist, his discography encompasses 22 albums on the EMI, Musical Heritage Society, Phonic, Discover, Divox and EMS labels, and includes the Brahms’ Piano Concertos Nos.1 and 2 and solo works by Bartók, Beethoven, Dvorák, Mendelssohn and Schumann. One of Tsachor’s Schumann releases received Swiss Radio International’s Exceptional Production award, and was distributed to more than 800 radio stations worldwide. The same album was mentioned in an article in International Piano magazine discussing the “milestones in the recorded history of the work”, citing the importance of the recording alongside those of Rudolf Serkin, Arthur Schnabel and Artur Rubinstein. Uriel Tsachor’s chamber music albums include cello and piano sonatas by Barber, Schnittke and Britten (EMS) and violin and piano sonatas by Schumann, Reger and Strauss (Olympia). Also with violinist Andrew Hardy, Tsachor recorded Brahms’ complete violin and piano sonatas (Calliope) and a 4-CD set of sonatas by various composers dedicated to Eugène Ysaÿe (Musique en Wallonie). A dedicated pedagogue, he maintains a large and diverse teaching studio at the University of Iowa School of Music. A graduate of the Tel-Aviv Rubin Academy and the Juilliard School, where he earned his doctorate, Uriel Tsachor is a Steinway artist. [ www.urieltsachor.com ]
 
 
Recorded 7-10 July 2019 in the Concert Hall, Voxman Music Building, University of Iowa. Produced and edited by Ronald Lau. Recorded, engineered and mastered by James Edel.
PROGRAM
JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897)
Piano transcription: Max Reger (1873-1916)
SYMPHONY NO.1 in C minor, Op.68 – II. Andante sostenuto

Piano transcription: Theodor Kirchner (1820-1903)
HUNGARIAN DANCE NO.15 in B-flat major, WoO 1

Piano transcription: Max Reger
SYMPHONY NO.2 in D major, Op.73 – II. Adagio non troppo

Piano transcription: Theodor Kirchner
HUNGARIAN DANCE NO.17 in F-sharp major, WoO 1

Piano transcription: Max Reger
SYMPHONY NO.3 in F major, Op.90 – II. Andante

Piano transcription: Theodor Kirchner
HUNGARIAN DANCE NO.16 in F minor, WoO 1

Piano transcription: Max Reger
SYMPHONY NO.3 in F major, Op.90 – III. Poco Allegretto

Piano transcription: Johannes Brahms
HUNGARIAN DANCE NO.7 in F major, WoO 1

Piano transcription: Max Reger
SYMPHONY NO.4 in E minor, Op.98 – II. Andante moderato

Piano transcription: Johannes Brahms
HUNGARIAN DANCE NO.1 in G minor, WoO 1


ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810-1856)
Piano transcription: Johannes Brahms
PIANO QUINTET in E-flat major, Op.44 – III. Scherzo

CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD GLUCK (1714-1787)
Piano transcription: Johannes Brahms
GAVOTTE from Iphigénie en Aulide



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