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Songs Without Words : Bach/Busoni - Mendelssohn - Schubert/Liszt (Original Edition)

Murray Perahia

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The elegant and clean lyricism of Murray Perahia's playing fits this program of piano songs without words to a tee. Perahia has always had a wonderful knack for teasing out singing contrapuntal lines that other pianists ignore. Far from sounding willful, such interpretative playing seems to reveal music that one should have been hearing all along. Consequently, Perahia lends all music that falls under his hands a decidedly polyphonic cast. It is therefore not surprising that Perahia renders the richly textured Bach-Busoni chorale transcription, "Nun freut euch, lieben Christen," with unstudied charm. Similarly, in Mendelssohn's 'Songs without Words,' Perahia projects more that composers championing of Bach than his Romantic pioneering. Perahia's playing of Liszt's transcriptions of Schubert songs is virtuosic without being showy. Even in the tour-de-force final strophe of "Auf dem Wasser zu singen," Perahia stresses the singing of individual lines over theatrical dazzle.
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Songs Without Words : Bach/Busoni - Mendelssohn - Schubert/Liszt (Original Edition)

Murray Perahia

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1
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, No. 2, BWV 645 (Instrumental)
00:03:24

Murray Perahia, Performer - Murray Perahia, Piano - Steven Epstein, Producer - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Ferruccio Busoni, Transcriber

(P) 1999 Sony Music Entertainment

2
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, No. 3, BWV 659 (Instrumental)
00:04:14

Murray Perahia, Performer - Murray Perahia, Piano - Steven Epstein, Producer - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Ferruccio Busoni, Transcriber

(P) 1999 Sony Music Entertainment

3
Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g'mein, No. 4, BWV 734 (Instrumental)
00:02:03

Murray Perahia, Performer - Murray Perahia, Piano - Steven Epstein, Producer - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Ferruccio Busoni, Transcriber

(P) 1999 Sony Music Entertainment

4
Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, No. 5, BWV 639 (Instrumental)
00:03:06

Murray Perahia, Performer - Murray Perahia, Piano - Steven Epstein, Producer - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Ferruccio Busoni, Transcriber

(P) 1999 Sony Music Entertainment

5
Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 19, No. 3 (Instrumental)
00:02:06

Murray Perahia, Performer - Murray Perahia, Piano - Steven Epstein, Producer - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Composer

(P) 1997 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

6
Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 67, No. 2 (Instrumental)
00:01:56

Murray Perahia, Performer - Murray Perahia, Piano - Steven Epstein, Producer - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Composer

(P) 1997 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

7
Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 30, No. 4 (Instrumental)
00:02:27

Murray Perahia, Performer - Murray Perahia, Piano - Steven Epstein, Producer - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Composer

(P) 1997 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

8
Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 19, No. 1 (Instrumental)
00:03:13

Murray Perahia, Performer - Murray Perahia, Piano - Steven Epstein, Producer - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Composer

(P) 1997 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

9
Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 19, No. 5 (Instrumental)
00:02:13

Murray Perahia, Performer - Murray Perahia, Piano - Steven Epstein, Producer - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Composer

(P) 1997 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

10
Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 30, No. 6 (Instrumental)
00:02:54

Murray Perahia, Performer - Murray Perahia, Piano - Steven Epstein, Producer - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Composer

(P) 1997 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

11
Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 38, No. 3 (Instrumental)
00:02:12

Murray Perahia, Performer - Murray Perahia, Piano - Steven Epstein, Producer - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Composer

(P) 1997 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

12
Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 102, No. 5 (Instrumental)
00:01:12

Murray Perahia, Performer - Murray Perahia, Piano - Steven Epstein, Producer - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Composer

(P) 1997 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

13
Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 38, No. 2 (Instrumental)
00:01:58

Murray Perahia, Performer - Murray Perahia, Piano - Steven Epstein, Producer - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Composer

(P) 1997 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

14
Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 30, No. 2 (Instrumental)
00:01:57

Murray Perahia, Performer - Murray Perahia, Piano - Steven Epstein, Producer - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Composer

(P) 1997 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

15
Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 67, No. 1 (Instrumental)
00:02:02

Murray Perahia, Performer - Murray Perahia, Piano - Steven Epstein, Producer - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Composer

(P) 1997 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

16
Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 38, No. 6 (Instrumental)
00:03:08

Murray Perahia, Performer - Murray Perahia, Piano - Steven Epstein, Producer - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Composer

(P) 1997 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

17
Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 67, No. 4 (Instrumental)
00:01:43

Murray Perahia, Performer - Murray Perahia, Piano - Steven Epstein, Producer - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Composer

(P) 1997 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

18
Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 53, No. 4 (Instrumental)
00:02:24

Murray Perahia, Performer - Murray Perahia, Piano - Steven Epstein, Producer - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Composer

(P) 1999 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

19
Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 62, No. 2 (Instrumental)
00:01:46

Murray Perahia, Performer - Murray Perahia, Piano - Steven Epstein, Producer - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Composer

(P) 1997 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

20
12 Lieder von Franz Schubert, S. 558: No. 2, Auf dem Wasser zu singen
00:03:51

Murray Perahia, Performer - Murray Perahia, Piano - Steven Epstein, Producer - Franz Schubert, Composer - Franz Liszt, Transcriber

(P) 1999 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

21
In der Ferne, No. 6 from Liszt's Schwanengesang (Instrumental)
00:06:35

Murray Perahia, Performer - Murray Perahia, Piano - Steven Epstein, Producer - Franz Schubert, Composer - Franz Liszt, Transcriber

(P) 1999 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

22
Schwanengesang, S. 560: No. 7, Ständchen "Leise flehen meine Lieder"
00:05:16

Murray Perahia, Performer - Murray Perahia, Piano - Steven Epstein, Producer - Franz Schubert, Composer - Franz Liszt, Transcriber

(P) 1999 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

23
12 Lieder von Franz Schubert, S. 558: No. 4, Erlkönig
00:04:27

Murray Perahia, Performer - Murray Perahia, Piano - Steven Epstein, Producer - Franz Schubert, Composer - Franz Liszt, Transcriber

(P) 1999 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

Album Description

The elegant and clean lyricism of Murray Perahia's playing fits this program of piano songs without words to a tee. Perahia has always had a wonderful knack for teasing out singing contrapuntal lines that other pianists ignore. Far from sounding willful, such interpretative playing seems to reveal music that one should have been hearing all along. Consequently, Perahia lends all music that falls under his hands a decidedly polyphonic cast. It is therefore not surprising that Perahia renders the richly textured Bach-Busoni chorale transcription, "Nun freut euch, lieben Christen," with unstudied charm. Similarly, in Mendelssohn's 'Songs without Words,' Perahia projects more that composers championing of Bach than his Romantic pioneering. Perahia's playing of Liszt's transcriptions of Schubert songs is virtuosic without being showy. Even in the tour-de-force final strophe of "Auf dem Wasser zu singen," Perahia stresses the singing of individual lines over theatrical dazzle.
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