Album Review Hegedus - Piano Music in a Church
"Ohne Musik true das Leben ein Irrtum '
Is life without music is a mistake? Nietzsche right with this comment? The question is obviously easier than it answered. Classical (piano) music is my strong preference. Such music is me with the spoon. My ears are together with what is stored on my hard drive, my reference when it comes to music.
Recently I bought the CD of Endre Hegedus Piano Music in a Church. In several respects this is a very special CD. In the first place by the philosophy of the people behind Tone-Pearls, also applies to the recording, and finally by the choice of music.
Tone-Pearls is a small Irish company engaged in organizing concerts and recording music. There is hardly any commerce. Their products are "rather a scientific study or experimental products, tools or other investigation." This is underlined by the fact that until now only one CD was produced. The CD is only available directly from the company and is nothing more nor less than a CD-R with music. No label, no booklet, just a Kodak Gold CD Archive with a Plextor Premium II where the music is burned. For the recording, use was made of a Nagra IVS TC, and a pair of microphones AKG C414 limited edition. There is a Almost Analogue Digital recording of high quality.
The sonatas, preludes, nocturnes of Chopin and Debussy pieces have been recorded many times by countless pianists. Think of Chopin Kissin, Pollini, and Argerich. Each of recordings that are more than worth the listen worth. And then there's Hegedus on Tone-Pearls. Hegedus plays Chopin as Chopin intended. You become as it were sucked into the church. It seems as if the listener this concert on one of the pews attend. The recording is so intimate, so personal. Hegedus brings his Steinway D Grand Piano, a great way to live.
The music of Chopin and Debussy to compare is to compare apples with pears. The combination of both types of music makes this CD so special. The composition Le Petit Negre was intended to write a track that could be played by children. The contrast between the piano music of Debussy and Chopin on this CD is very successful. Exciting music by the alternation works very relaxing.
For many, Nojima Plays Liszt (Reference Recordings 25) one of the best recorded CDs of solo piano of all time. This can and I will not deny, but the CD Hegedus comes very close. Who of classical piano music and also holds much value on the recording can not go to this CD. Very highly recommended.
After listening to Hegedus all I can wholeheartedly say that Nietzsche is right. A life without music is a mistake.
Executive: Endre Hegedus
Album: Piano Music in a Church. Endre Hegedus
plays Chopin and Debussy
Record company: Tone-Pearls, TPRCD1
Track list: Chopin: Sonata No.. 3 in B minor Op. 58 3rd movement, Nocturne in F sharp major Op. 15; Waltz in D flat major Op. 64 / 1; Waltz in C sharp minor Op. 64 / 2; Prelude in A major Op. 28 / 7; Prelude in C minor Op. 28 / 20; Nocturne in B flat minor Op. 9 / 1, Nocturne in E flat major Op. 9 / 2; Debussy: Claire de lune, Le Petit Negre; Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum; Prelude: La fille aux cheveux de lin.
© Audioreview.nl 24-9-2011, author: Ipadjongen