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spartito #1 – Piano Music w/ KitKat

3 July 2018

“A large, rectangular monster that screams when you touch its teeth.“ (Andres Segovia’s definition of the piano from The Washington Post, 2 March 1980)

The inaugural episode of Cashmere’s new Classical music fixture Spartito is dedicated to that beautiful monster: The Ear Has To Travel’s KitKat takes you on a trip exploring Classical piano music from the Baroque era to the 20th Century. The journey includes essential repertoire like Bach’s Goldberg Variations and sonatas by Beethoven and Schubert, but also lesser known works by Ullmann, Albéniz, Mompou, and Wieck-Schumann.

Playlist

G.F. Händel – Suite for Keyboard in B flat major HWV 440: I. Allemande (performed by Keith Jarrett)
J.S. Bach – Goldberg Variationen BWV 988: Aria (performed by Glenn Gould)
J.S. Bach – Sinfonia in C major BWV 787 (performed by András Schiff)
W.A. Mozart – Fantasy in C minor KV 475 (performed by Friedrich Gulda)
Ludwig van Beethoven – Sonata for Piano No. 15 in D major „Pastorale“: I. Allegro (performed by Wilhelm Kempff)
Franz Schubert – Sonata for Piano No. 14 in A minor D 784: I. Allegro giusto (performed by Alfred Brendel)
Frédéric Chopin – Études op. 10/7: Vivace in C major (performed by Ragna Schirmer)
Robert Schumann – Kinderszenen op. 15: Kind im Einschlummern (performed by Wilhelm Kempff)
Clara Schumann – Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A minor op. 7: II. Romanze (performed by Brigitte Engerer & Orchestre régionale de Cannes)
Maurice Ravel – Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G major: II. Adagio assai (performed by Samson François & Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire)
Erik Satie – Déscriptions automatiques (1913): Sur un casque (performed by Philippe Entremont)
Isaac Albéniz – Three Improvisations (1903): Improvisation No. 1 (performed by Isaac Albéniz)
Arnold Schoenberg – Waltz op. 23/5 (1923)
Viktor Ullmann – Sonata for Piano No. 6 op. 49 (1943): II. Allegretto grazioso (performed by Konrad Richter)
Federico Mompou – Musica Callada, Primer Cuaderno (1962): VII. Lento (performed by Federico Mompou)
Morton Feldman – Intermissions (1950-1953): II. (performed by Siegfried Mauser)
Richard Rodgers – The Sound of Music (1959): My Favorite Things (performed by Brad Mehldau)

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