Eugene Asti

Johannes Brahms: Late Piano Works, Opp. 116, 117, 118 AlbumPurchased

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EUGENE ASTI GOES SOLO LAWO Classics is proud to present Eugene Asti's first solo CD! Being one of the foremost accompanists of his generation, he has performed with many great artists over the last decades, but he rarely plays solo repertoire. Now, however, he has made an exception for LAWO Classics, with this recording of Brahms' late piano pieces.  "Brahms has always been one of my great passions and a composer with whom I feel a particular affinity." Asti says. "I saw it as an artistic challenge – something that would push me out of my comfort zone and deepen my understanding and connection with Brahms and his music."  In 1890, at the age of 57, Brahms had decided to stop composing, but only a year later the clarinettist Richard Mühlfeld inspired Brahms' return to work. Among the compositions in this last period were Opp. 116–118. These pieces therefore distil his lifelong experience as a pianist-composer, exploring every possible nuance, colour, texture and timbre. And yet, his friend Philipp Spitta felt that they were ‘different from everything’ that Brahms had hitherto written for the instrument.   Eugene Asti studied at the Mannes College of Music, New York with Jeannette Haien where he earned his B.Mus. and M.A. His many recordings include the complete songs and duets by Felix Mendelssohn, songs by Fanny Mendelssohn and the complete songs of Clara Schumann all for Hyperion. For LAWO he has recorded a disc of Norwegian inspired songs called “Roser og Kjerlighed” (LWC1029) with Helene Wold, Per Andreas Tønder and Vegard Lund and a disc of songs and piano music by Rikard Nordraak (LWC1119) with Helene Wold.
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1. Fantasien, op. 116: I. Capriccio: Presto energico 00:02:18 1.50 USD
Main artist Eugene Asti
Composer Johannes Brahms
Performers Eugene Asti
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2. Fantasien, op. 116: II. Intermezzo: Andante 00:03:47 1.50 USD
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Composer Johannes Brahms
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3. Fantasien, op. 116: III. Capriccio: Allegro passionato 00:03:18 1.50 USD
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Composer Johannes Brahms
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4. Fantasien, op. 116: IV. Intermezzo: Adagio 00:04:59 1.50 USD
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Composer Johannes Brahms
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5. Fantasien, op. 116: V. Intermezzo: Andante con grazia ed intimissimo sentimento 00:03:02 1.50 USD
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Composer Johannes Brahms
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6. Fantasien, op. 116: VI. Intermezzo: Andantino teneramente 00:03:45 1.50 USD
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Composer Johannes Brahms
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7. Fantasien, op. 116: VII. Capriccio: Allegro agitato 00:02:20 1.50 USD
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Composer Johannes Brahms
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8. Drei Intermezzi, op. 117: I. Andante moderato 00:05:08 1.50 USD
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Composer Johannes Brahms
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9. Drei Intermezzi, op. 117: II. Andante non troppo e con molto espressione 00:04:42 1.50 USD
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Composer Johannes Brahms
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10. Drei Intermezzi, op. 117: III. Andante con moto 00:06:00 1.50 USD
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Composer Johannes Brahms
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11. Klavierstücke, op. 118: I. Intermezzo: Allegro non assai, ma molto appassionato 00:01:44 1.50 USD
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Composer Johannes Brahms
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12. Klavierstücke, op. 118: II. Intermezzo: Andante teneramente 00:06:14 1.50 USD
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Composer Johannes Brahms
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13. Klavierstücke, op. 118: III. Ballade: Allegro energico 00:03:21 1.50 USD
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Composer Johannes Brahms
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14. Klavierstücke, op. 118: IV. Intermezzo: Allegretto un poco agitato 00:02:45 1.50 USD
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Composer Johannes Brahms
Performers Eugene Asti
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15. Klavierstücke, op. 118: V. Romanze: Andante 00:03:54 1.50 USD
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Composer Johannes Brahms
Performers Eugene Asti
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16. Klavierstücke, op. 118: VI. Intermezzo: Andante, largo e mesto 00:05:17 1.50 USD
Main artist Eugene Asti
Composer Johannes Brahms
Performers Eugene Asti
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