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Track List
 

Bach, Johann Sebastian
Partita No. 4, BWV828
1 I. Overture
2 II. Allemande
3 III. Courante
4 IV. Aria
5 V. Sarabande
6 VI. Menuet
7 VII. Gigue

 

Chopin, Frédéric
Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante in E-flat major, Op. 22
8 I. Andante spianato in G major
9 II. Grande polonaise brillante in E-flat major

 

Chopin, Frédéric
10 Polonaise no.5 in F sharp Minor Op. 44

 

Scriabin, Alexander
Ten Mazurkas Op. 3
11 No. 6
12 No.4
13 No.9

 

Scriabin, Alexander
14 Valse in Ab major Op. 38

 

Granados, Enrique
Valses Poeticos
15 Preludio: Vivace molto
16 I. Melodioso
17 II.Tempo de Vals noble
18 III. Tempo de Vals lento
19 IV. Allegro humoristico
20 V. Allegretto (elegante)
21 VI. Quasi ad libitum (sentimental)
22 VII. Vivo
23 VIII. Presto

 

Schulz-Evler, Adolf
24 Concert Arabesques on themes by Johann Strauss, “By The Beautiful Blue Danube”

 

Albeniz, Isaac arr. Godowsky, Leopold
25 Tango, Op.165, No.2

 

Gould, Morton
26 Boogie Woogie Etude

Dances

Decca, 2014

 

Shining the spotlight on the music of movement, this album was inspired by a letter from the great pianist-composer Ferruccio Busoni to his pupil Egon Petri proposing a “dance programme” as a theme for Petri’s recitals, a concept Grosvenor expanded on for his Queen Elizabeth Hall debut recital in 2012.

 

Awards
 

BBC Music Magazine Instrumental Award 2015. 

Diapason d’Or

 

In The Press
 

“This is an exhilarating programme all told, from a greatly gifted young artist. Excellently recorded, too.”

- The Times

 

"breathtaking"

- The Guardian

 

“Mit glitzerndem, hell leuchtendem Ton und prononciert virtuosem Zugriff präsentiert sich Grosvenor dabei als origineller, überragend souveräner Solist, der tatsächlich unter die besten drei, vier der ganz jungen Generation zu rechnen ist ... Ein fulminanter Pianist […,] den man sich nicht entgehen lassen sollte.”

- KulturRadio

 

“performance after performance of surpassing brilliance and character”

- Gramophone

 

"'Jeu perlé' to die for, ever changing colours and an innate sense of articulation and rubato"

- Diapason

 

"A revelation"

- American Record Guide

 

“His virtuosity is most floridly displayed on the delicate trills and runs in Adolf Schulz Evler’s gloss on Strauss’s 'By the Beautiful Blue Danube' ... The assured modesty of his approach allows the music’s subtler charms to sing through”

- The Independent

 

 

Benjamin Grosvenor

Decca Music Group, 2014