EARLY RECORDINGS (1974-1981)
Compositions by Debussy, Dallapiccola, Chopin, Liszt, Messiaen and Orthel
The CD Early Recordings was issued on the occasion of my fiftieth birthday. Tracks 1-15 are live recordings made during the Public Presentation on the occasion of my being awarded the Prix d’Excellence on 19 November 1974 in the Bach-zaal in Amsterdam (Debussy, Dallapiccola, Chopin, Liszt). The other compositions were recorded in 1978 and 1979 in AVRO Studio 9 in Hilversum: works by Messiaen, Liszt and Orthel.
1. Reflets dans l’eau (C. Debussy)
2. Feux d’artifice (C. Debussy)
Quarderna musicale di Annalibera (L. Dallapiccola)
5. Contrapunctus primus
7. Contrapunctus secundus
9. Andantino amoroso e Contrapunctus tertius
14. Etude in cis, op. 25 nr. 7 (F. Chopin)
15. Funérailles (F. Liszt)
16. Noël (O. Messiaen)
17. Sonetto del Petrarca nr. 104 (F. Liszt)
Epigrammen, op. 17, (L. Orthel) FIRST RECORDING
19. Con moto
23. Wiegenlied (F. Liszt)
24. Première Valse oubliée (F. Liszt)
25. La lugubre gondola (F. Liszt)
26. Rhapsodie Hongroise nr. 17 (F. Liszt)
27. Sursum corda (F. Liszt)
Total playing time: 77:49
“Albert Brussee was a highly promising talent, as may be heard on a recently released compact disc. (…) The sonorous pianistics are striking, as is Brussee’s feeling for rhythm and colour: qualities apparent not only in works by Dallapiccola and Orthel, but also in interpretations of Debussy: a poetic Reflects dans l’eau and a sparkling performance of Feux d’artifice. Brussee excels also in a number of works by Liszt, with as high point a moving rendition of Funérailles.
Because Albert Brussee recently returned to the stage with the world premiere of an early version of Liszt’s Harmonies poétiques et religieuses that he has rediscovered and reconstructed, a premiere that received great acclaim in the national press, it is hoped that this CD will be followed by Brussee’s ‘Late recordings’.
We are looking forward to it!
Jan Marisse Huizing, Piano Bulletin 1996-3. (Translated from the Dutch)
COLOPHON/ PRACTICAL INFORMATION
© 1996 AB Music Productions & Editions.
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