Ingmar Lazar – Franck: Piano Works (2023)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:13:34 minutes | 1,15 GB | Genre: Classical
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Ingmar Lazar, the founder of Festival du Bruit qui Pense, is a leading French pianist. He is set to release an album featuring four sets of pieces by César Franck. The album opens with an unpublished sonata written by Franck at age 13, followed by a seldom-recorded Grand Caprice and two great piano works, Prélude, Choral et Fugue, and Prélude, Aria et Finale. The album pays tribute to Lazar’s grandmother, Sculptor Marie-Maxence Gibani, who passed away two years ago. Lazar discusses the album and his relationship with his grandmother in this interview.
discovered the existence of this Sonata at the BNF (Bibliothèque Nationale de France) in Paris, where the manuscript of this work is being kept. It is fascinating to see the evolution of his musical language, and therefore this Sonata is immensely interesting. One couldn’t recognize Franck by listening to this work if one would do a blind test, but it is indeed exceptional to think that he wrote it at the age of 13.
It is a very charming work, full of various moods and contrasts, and the extremely touching second movement seems to me to be clearly influenced by Schubert, a composer who was very dear to Franck as he made later transcriptions of four of his Lieder for solo piano.
1-01. Ingmar Lazar – Piano Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 010: I. Larghetto – Allegro moderato (10:28)
1-02. Ingmar Lazar – Piano Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 010: II. Adagio. Andante moderato (03:54)
1-03. Ingmar Lazar – Piano Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 010: III. Rondo. Allegro vivace (04:15)
1-04. Ingmar Lazar – Premier grand caprice, Op. 5, FWV 13 (14:34)
1-05. Ingmar Lazar – Prélude, aria et final, FWV 23: I. Prélude (09:10)
1-06. Ingmar Lazar – Prélude, aria et final, FWV 23: II. Aria (06:07)
1-07. Ingmar Lazar – Prélude, aria et final, FWV 23: III. Final (06:36)
1-08. Ingmar Lazar – Prélude, choral et fugue, FWV 21: I. Prélude (04:39)
1-09. Ingmar Lazar – Prélude, choral et fugue, FWV 21: II. Choral (06:31)
1-10. Ingmar Lazar – Prélude, choral et fugue, FWV 21: III. Fugue (07:17)
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