NELSON GOERNER PLAYS RACHMANINOFF

VEL 1521-1522

CD 1 :
Sergei RACHMANINOFF : Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30: I. Allegro ma non tanto (Live) – II. Intermezzo. Adagio (Live) – III. Finale. Alla breve (Live) – 13 Preludes, Op. 32: No. 5 in G Major. Moderato – 13 Preludes, Op. 32: No. 12 in G-Sharp Minor. Allegro – 10 Preludes, Op. 23: No. 2 in B-Flat Major. Maestoso – Félix BLUMENFELD : Etude for the Left Hand in A-Flat Major, Op. 36.

Nelson Goerner, Piano – BBC Philharmonic, Vassily Sinaisky, Conductor.

CD 2 :
Sergei RACHMANINOFF : Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 36: I. Allegro agitato – II. Non allegro. Lento – III. Allegro molto – Felix MENDELSSOHN : Le songe d’une nuit d’été, Op. 61, MWV M 13: I. Scherzo – Sergei RACHMANINOFF : 12 Romances, Op. 21: No. 5 Lilacs – 6 Romances, Op. 38: No. 3 Marguerites – Etudes-Tableaux, Op. 39.

Nelson Goerner, Piano.

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Nelson Goerner, pianist

Gramophone awarded Nelson Goerner’s recording of Beethoven’s Hammerklavier Sonata Editor’s Choice, saying “Goerner is capable of exhilarating speed and searing heat. But throughout his Hammerklavier, it is the phrase, in all its infinite variety, that claims attention… savour the riches!”

“Majestic in Chopin, unquestionable in Debussy, the Argentinian pianist Nelson Goerner is one of those discreet artists whose career is immense.”

– Le Monde

A keen chamber musician, Nelson Goerner has collaborated with artists such as Martha Argerich (in repertoire for two pianos), Janine Jansen, Steven Isserlis and Gary Hoffman.

Nelson Goerner has a strong connection with the Mozarteum Argentino in Buenos Aires, and a student scholarship has since led to many performances. He also enjoys a long association with the Chopin Institute in Warsaw, where he is a member of the artistic advisory committee. With the Institute, he recently explored the interpretation of Chopin on contemporary pianos by Pleyel and Erard dating from 1848 and 1849. These performances were recorded for the Chopin Institute’s own label, with the recording of the Ballades and Nocturnes winning a Diapason d’Or.

Goerner is very active in the recording studio and his discography on labels such as Alpha Classics features acclaimed recordings of Chopin, Beethoven, Debussy, Schumann, Rachmaninov, Liszt and Busoni. Accolades include: Diapason d’Or of the Year 2013 for his recording of Debussy; BBC Music Magazine’s Recording of the Month for his album of works by Schumann (March 2015); Choc de Classica and Diapason d’Or for the Chopin Preludes album; plus resounding critical acclaim for his recent recording of Beethoven’s Hammerklavier Sonata Op 106.

Born in San Pedro, Argentina, in 1969, Nelson Goerner has established himself as one of the foremost pianists of his generation. After studying in Argentina with Jorge Garrubba, Juan Carlos Arabian and Carmen Scalcione, he was awarded First Prize in the Franz Liszt Competition in Buenos Aires in 1986. This led to a scholarship to work with Maria Tipo at the Geneva Conservatoire, and in 1990 Nelson Goerner won the First Prize at the Geneva Competition.

Nelson Goerner currently lives in Switzerland with his wife and son. He is professor of piano at the High School of Music in Geneva and teaches at the Barenboim-Said Akademie in Berlin.

Nelson is a proud and active supporter of the humanitarian organisation, Ammala.


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