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LOUIS GLASS: PIANO MUSIC
PETER SEIVEWRIGHT

Alongside Nielsen, Glass is the genius of Danish romantic music, but recordings of his work are rare - we present the first recording of his two fine sonatas and other works.

CD DURATION:  CD1: 71:44  CD2: 67:26

AUDIO SAMPLE:
Piano Sonata in A flat - beginning





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tracks:
Piano Sonata in A flat, Op. 25
Piano Sonata in E, Op. 6
Fantasi for Piano,Op. 35
Lyriske Bagateller, Op.26
Klaverstykker, Op. 66
Fantasistykker, Op. 4

review extracts: for full reviews click here
“Music from a pianist who feels every note.. The double-CD is one of the finest to appear in recent times.” – The Statesman (Calcutta)
“Peter Seivewright is a powerful and obviously convinced exponent who once again shows his mettle here.” - Jonathan Woolf (MusicWeb)
“Seivewright’s interpretations are fastidiously detailed… he plays with a winning ease and fluency. A fascinating opportunity to discover one of Denmark’s most talented musical sons” – Gerald Fenech (ClassicalNet)
“Seivewright [plays the sonatas and Fantasy] like they’re late Beethoven (or Celibidache conducting Bruckner): the approach really works, too” – Records Unlimited
“Of the two sonatas, the A flat major is a piece of great nobility, well structured and highly integrated thematically. It wears its Romanticism coolly. But Glass’s major strength lies in the exquisite, often wistful and charming small lyric pieces.” – Michael Tumelty (Glasgow Herald)

“Peter Seivewright provides testament to his productive curiosity in opening up new parts of the repertoire. This production, published by Divine Art, shows that the exercise is worthwhile. With loving attention to detail and a majestic touch, Peter Seivewright understands just how to bring out the varied emotions of this music. This splendid recording demonstrates that Louis Glass belongs to that class of composers who should have earned a firm place in the repertoire. – Tobias Pflegler (Klassik.com)

“For me the smaller pieces were more interesting… fine playing” – Graham Topping (Oxford Today)

“Good to see the enterprising Divine Art label honouring Glass's piano music. Seivewright proves conclusively that this is music fully deserving of attention. The final pages of the First Sonata are almost Brucknerian in their majesty especially as rendered here by Seivewright, and as captured by his excellent engineers. Seivewright is a most sensitive guide to this music.” – Colin Clarke (Fanfare)

“[Seivewright's] playing is cool and precise... the recorded sound is first rate. For those with an appetite for underserved Romantics (and there are many of you) this disc is worth a look.” – Michael Cameron (Fanfare)