Ronald Smith plays Alkan. Unknown Contributor Role. Liner Notes, Piano, Primary Artist.
Ronald Bertram Smith (3 January 1922 – 27 May 2004) was a British classical pianist, composer and teacher. Smith was born in London, and grew up in Sussex. He was educated at Lewes County Grammar School and the Brighton College of Music. He entered the Royal Academy of Music at the age of 16 with the Sir Michael Costa Scholarship for composition. After leaving the academy he studied privately in Paris with Marguerite Long, while also taking an external BMus degree from Durham University.
Artist: Ronald Smith Title: Ronald Smith plays Frederic Chopin, Vo. Year Of Release: 1999 Label: Appian Publications & Recordings Genre: Classical Quality: FLAC (image+.
Ronald Smith: English classical pianist, composer and teacher. 3 Ecossaises Op. 72/3: No. 2 in G major, 3 Ecossaises Op. 1 in D Major, Boléro, Op. 19 и другие песни. Вся дискография, Радио, Концерты, рекомендации и похожие исполнители. Популярные альбомыВсе альбомы. From the Heart: Long Are Roads Our Heroes Travel. Beethoven: Piano Sonatas. The Alkan Project: Carnival, 25 Pieces in Miniature. Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition - Skriabin: Sonata No. 9 "The Black Mass" - Balakirev: Sonata in B-Flat Minor.
Alkan's music is filled with surprises, many grotesquely daring, others overwhelmingly complex. But it is not Alkan's originality that holds our attention; it is his his obsessive personality - his way of fixing upon one rhythmic figure, a certain color, a chordal pattern, even a single note, and squeezing it with monomaniacal devotion. Chopin was a lyric lover, Liszt an oratorical one, but Alkan was a lover possessed. Mr. Smith's performance was no mere act of survival - in which memory and technique meet every test