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- BEETHOVEN: Sonata in D Op. 28, SCHUMANN: Waldszenen Op. 82,
CHOPIN: Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor Op. 35, JANACEK: Narodil se Kristus Pán
'Light and Shadows' is a major statement by internationally acclaimed British pianist Tom Poster. Intent on achieving a balanced musical life, Poster manages a busy career as a soloist, chamber musician and self-described ‘occasional composer’, seeing him work with some of the UK’s most celebrated soloists, chamber groups and orchestras as well as featuring on soundtracks to some of Britain's most popular films including the recent Oscar-winning 'The Theory of Everything'.
This new disc, his first for Edition Classics, comes after an incredibly busy few years for Tom in which he has worked with an unusually extensive repertoire both as a soloist and chamber musician. His previous disc, 'In Dance and Song', a programme of miniatures (Champs Hill Records), was released to rapturous critical acclaim. Described as ‘a marvel’ by The Herald, Tom's performance on this remarkable new disc provides evidence of his virtuosic mastery, control and musicianship. With the release of 'Light and Shadows', a new home at Edition Classics and an ever busy concert schedule, there’s no doubt that we will all be seeing a lot more from this outstanding musician.
"‘This disc was an opportunity for me to perform a programme that was balanced, thought through and offered listeners contrast. I chose one of Beethoven’s most relaxed and radiant sonatas juxtaposed with one of Chopin’s darkest and most intense works. To balance I decided to perform Schumann’s magical Waldszenen, a comparative rarity, a work of beauty and mystery, shadows and half-lights." Tom Poster
- Tom Poster
Tom Poster [piano]
- 1 CD - 1h 12mn 47s
release date. 2015-06-01