Lyric Pieces Vol.1
Daniel Levy, piano
Series: The Voice of the Piano
Recording location: Scuola Grande S. Giovanni Evangelista, Venice – Italy
Booklet Languages: English
A stunning rendition of a selection of Edvard Grieg’s Lyric Pieces. The original recording is from 1989. This is the 1st of 3 volumes.
“Lovely rhapsodizing and climaxes done with a real feeling of exhilaration… A crisp virtuosity and quirky humour that are very winning”.
“A deep, sincere rendering full of feeling”.
“A highly recommendable collection. I sat enthralled by Levy during the whole of his interpretation”.
“Levy gives us a masterly version”.
“Levy plays these marvellously, avoiding both the salon element and the literal approach of pianists who go too far in the opposite direction. Levy finds the perfect balance between simplicity and emotional restraint in this outstanding set”.
“In these admirable Lyric Pieces by Grieg, Daniel Levy demonstrates that he is a pianist of singular refinement, with an extensive instrumental capacity and a deep musicality… Levy interprets with shrewd compenetration the shades of Scandinavian character and the Norwegian rhythms of these landscapes, elegies and dances that flow with Grieg’s lyrical nostalgia”.
“In defining the intimate and nostalgic character of this music, Daniel Levy emits the extraordinary expressive sensitivity and singular formal essentiality of Grieg’s music with exquisite refinement, revealing himself to be a likeable and spontaneous interpreter”.