Best Of Idil Biret: Selections From The Complete S

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Label: NBA
Catalog: 8506035

Guschlbauer, Theodor; London String Quartet; Orchestre National de France; Bennigsen, Roderic von; Fournet, Jean; London Mozart Players; Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne; Borusan Quartet; Geretz, Arpad; Shimada, Toshiyuki; Saygun, Ahmet Adnan; Gallois, Patrick; Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra; Bilkent Symphony Orchestra; Yale Symphony Orchestra; Öztürk, Hakki; Kusadasi Chamber Orchestra; Wilson, Dorian; Gewandhausorchester Leipzig; Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra; Biret, Idil; Wit, Antoni; Ph

“The Turkish pianist Idil Biret celebrated her 75th birthday in November 2016. To approach and honor this milestone, her own label (IBA), distributed by the now-venerable Naxos, has been releasing a series of comprehensive sets traversing her entire career. The word “comprehensive” is not used lightly; in this set alone, the ninth in the series, we hear performances from her earliest radio broadcasts in 1949 to July of 2016, allowing Biret’s changing approaches to these composers’ works full documentation and exploration; it’s quite a journey, and I have heard no other pianist that has made the complex but still intuitively simple interpretive decisions Biret has made. With these enduring compositions as multisided sculptures to be reexamined, the set constitutes a voyage through the developing art of a child prodigy. It goes a long way toward answering questions about where the preternaturally gifted interpreter goes when convention and career opportunity become subservient to artistic pursuit. May it be an example to those embarking on a similar journey.” (Prof. Marc Medwin)

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