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John-Henry Crawford|Oblivion (Arr. J. Crawford for 14 Cellos)

Oblivion (Arr. J. Crawford for 14 Cellos)

John-Henry Crawford

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Armenian-born pianist Marianna Shirinyan and Polish pianist Dominik Wizjan began their collaboration at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, where Shirinyan is a professor. On this Orchid Classics release they play both Suites for Two Pianos by Rachmaninov – works that are relatively rarely heard compared with much of the composer’s output, yet which reveal much about the evolution of his style.

The Suite No. 1 for Two Pianos, "Fantaisie-Tableaux", was composed when Rachmaninov was only 20 and is unusual in his output for its programmatic movements, each one inspired by a poem and already exhibiting his characteristic virtuosity and aching expressivity. The Suite No. 2 was written seven years later in the wake of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2; he was at the peak of his powers, resulting in music that is both staggeringly demanding to play and bewitching to hear. © Orchid Classics

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Oblivion (Arr. J. Crawford for 14 Cellos)

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Oblivion (Arr. J. Crawford for 14 Cellos) (Astor Piazzolla)

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Oblivion (Arr. J. Crawford for 14 Cellos)
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Astor Piazzolla, Composer - John-Henry Crawford, Arranger, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2022 Orchid Classics (P) 2022 Orchid Classics

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Armenian-born pianist Marianna Shirinyan and Polish pianist Dominik Wizjan began their collaboration at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, where Shirinyan is a professor. On this Orchid Classics release they play both Suites for Two Pianos by Rachmaninov – works that are relatively rarely heard compared with much of the composer’s output, yet which reveal much about the evolution of his style.

The Suite No. 1 for Two Pianos, "Fantaisie-Tableaux", was composed when Rachmaninov was only 20 and is unusual in his output for its programmatic movements, each one inspired by a poem and already exhibiting his characteristic virtuosity and aching expressivity. The Suite No. 2 was written seven years later in the wake of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2; he was at the peak of his powers, resulting in music that is both staggeringly demanding to play and bewitching to hear. © Orchid Classics

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