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Classical - Released March 30, 2015 | Academy Productions

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In May 2013 a young Italian pianist of genius presented himself at the 14th Van Cliburn competition and won the hearts of music lovers all over the globe with his exceptional playing and unique personality. When he returned to Fort Worth two months later at the invitation of the orchestra to perform the Rachmaninoff's 2nd concerto, his extraordinary and now legendary performance confirmed what many suspected, a talent like this comes once in a generation. This new Schumann recording is remarkable in every way. © Artalinna/Qobuz
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Classical - Released February 1, 2014 | OnClassical

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Classical - Released January 1, 2014 | OnClassical

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Classical - Released March 2, 2018 | OnClassical

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Classical - Released September 15, 2017 | OnClassical

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Classical - Released October 6, 2017 | Aevea Classics

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Classical - Released November 6, 2015 | Brilliant Classics

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Classical - Released July 6, 2018 | Tactus

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Although Franco Margola (1908-1992) started to compose in the early 1930s and only stopped in his old age, it is certainly the case that – in his piano music, at least – he showed remarkable consistency. His first sallies, as we see at the start of this triple album, still reflect the teachings of Pizzetti and Casella, and we can also detect the influence of Ravel and Debussy, as well as the often-miniaturist architecture of Scarlatti, Chopin's delicate touch, and the offbeat humour – and likewise the absence of any virtuosity, including in the most imposing works like the Sonatas – of Satie. Sometimes, even Bartók has a turn with a little folk-music passage, and there are even a few cameos from... Scott Joplin. With his eight hundred and fourteen catalogued works, Margola is at the head of an impressive repertoire for piano, covered here by Alessandro Deljavan: it is an intriguing music, never jarring, and far removed from any kind of serialism (quite an achievement for a composer who lived through the whole 20th century!) and tonality here is neither an enemy nor a dictator. It's hardly a surprise that a number of pieces betray their pedagogical origins in this way when you consider that Margola spent many years as a teacher, first at the Caligari Conservatory and then in the Conservatory of Parma. Note that one of his piano concertos was performed by none other than Benedetti Michelangeli, and you will get some idea of the importance of this figure, even though he has remained rather little-known even after his death. © SM/Qobuz
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Accordion - Released August 7, 2015 | Piano Classics

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Classical - Released October 6, 2017 | OnClassical

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Classical - Released May 5, 2015 | OnClassical

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Classical - Released October 1, 2015 | Brilliant Classics

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Classical - Released September 15, 2017 | OnClassical

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While the notebook, dating from the years 1759 to 1764, is entitled "Notenbuch für Nannerl" ("Notebook for Nannerl"), it should be noted that none of the pieces that it contains are by Wolfgang Amadeus's sister. On the other hand, many of the pieces were written by her soon-to-be-famous brother, while the majority are signed by Mozart père, Léopold. The listener must content themselves with trying to decipher which is by one and which by the other... because while Wolfie was only five or six when he wrote them (only one piece dates to the age of his full maturity, eight years old), his level of imagination far outstrips his dad's. Stunning... the star pianist Alessandro Deljavan sets about these pieces, which were, to be sure, written for the tiny fingers of children playing on the harpsichord, but which are vastly enriched by the piano sound and the technique of a master. © SM/Qobuz
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Classical - Released December 1, 2014 | Brilliant Classics

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Classical - Released June 8, 2018 | Piano Classics

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Classical - Released August 12, 2016 | Piano Classics

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Classical - Released March 3, 2013 | Piano Classics

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Classical - Released February 3, 2015 | OnClassical

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Classical - Released February 3, 2015 | OnClassical

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Classical - Released October 27, 2017 | OnClassical