Fiorini: In The Midst Of Things - Piano And Chambe

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Label: GRAND PIANO
Catalog: GP880
Format: COMPACT DISC

Ashkenazy, Dimitri; Farrugia, Charlene; Raimondi, Rebecca; Kropfitsch, Stefan

Maltese composer Karl Fiorini is a European without frontiers – the compositions in this album reflect his early detachment from a Mediterranean identity towards a more varied and intense sound world. Trio Lamina features elements of Bartók’s ‘night music’ in its complex sub-sections, whereas Fiorini’s two piano studies, which predate his move to Paris, already exude a Gallic ambience. Influenced by North African folk music, the Piano Trio expands his global reach, and the Piano Sonata, a gritty virtuoso concert piece, shifts geographical influence towards Eastern Europe to powerful effect. All of these world première recordings were recorded in the presence of the composer.

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