Waterloo Records

In choosing Movements as the title for this album of piano works, George LI highlights both their structure and their dancing spirit: the 18 movements of Schumann's Davidsbündlertänze (supplemented by his Arabeske in C major) are followed by Ravel's eight Valses nobles et sentimentales and three movements from Stravinsky's score for the ballet Petruskha. "There are intriguing and intoxicating elements in this dance programme that captured me from the outset when crafting it," says the Boston-born pianist. "Broadly speaking, I love the effects of colour and harmony in these works, as well as the general feeling of an evolution, or perhaps a continuous battle, between the introverted and extroverted impulses... The Davidsbündlertänze embodies the full spectrum of human emotion - despair, anxiety, sorrow, triumph, bliss, or pure love, to name a few... Another fascinating element in this program is the motivic and harmonic threads which connect the smaller pieces into a cohesive whole. Recently, I've developed a great obsession with learning how to weave musical moments into a single overarching architectural narrative. This program offers a different challenge - giving space for each musical moment to be it's own distinct individual voice, while also still maintaining the narrative arc..."
In choosing Movements as the title for this album of piano works, George LI highlights both their structure and their dancing spirit: the 18 movements of Schumann's Davidsbündlertänze (supplemented by his Arabeske in C major) are followed by Ravel's eight Valses nobles et sentimentales and three movements from Stravinsky's score for the ballet Petruskha. "There are intriguing and intoxicating elements in this dance programme that captured me from the outset when crafting it," says the Boston-born pianist. "Broadly speaking, I love the effects of colour and harmony in these works, as well as the general feeling of an evolution, or perhaps a continuous battle, between the introverted and extroverted impulses... The Davidsbündlertänze embodies the full spectrum of human emotion - despair, anxiety, sorrow, triumph, bliss, or pure love, to name a few... Another fascinating element in this program is the motivic and harmonic threads which connect the smaller pieces into a cohesive whole. Recently, I've developed a great obsession with learning how to weave musical moments into a single overarching architectural narrative. This program offers a different challenge - giving space for each musical moment to be it's own distinct individual voice, while also still maintaining the narrative arc..."
5054197893148
Movements
Artist: George Li
Format: CD
New: Available $18.98
Wish

Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Arabeske in C Major, Op. 18
2. Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6, Heft I: No. 1, Lebhaft
3. Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6, Heft I: No. 2, Innig
4. Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6, Heft I: No. 3, Mit Humor
5. Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6, Heft I: No. 4, Ungeduldig
6. Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6, Heft I: No. 5, Einfach
7. Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6, Heft I: No. 6, Sehr rasch
8. Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6, Heft I: No. 7, Nicht schnell
9. Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6, Heft I: No. 8, Frisch
10. Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6, Heft I: No. 9, Lebhaft
11. Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6, Heft II: No. 10, Balladenmäßig. Sehr rasch
12. Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6, Heft II: No. 11, Einfach
13. Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6, Heft II: No. 12, Mit Humor
14. Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6, Heft II: No. 13, Wild und lustig
15. Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6, Heft II: No. 14, Zart und singend
16. Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6, Heft II: No. 15, Frisch
17. Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6, Heft II: No. 16, Mit gutem Humor
18. Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6, Heft II: No. 17, Wie aus der Ferne
19. Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6, Heft II: No. 18, Nicht schnell
20. Valses nobles et sentimentales, M. 61: No. 1, Modéré, très franc
21. Valses nobles et sentimentales, M. 61: No. 2, Assez lent, avec une expression intense
22. Valses nobles et sentimentales, M. 61: No. 3, Modéré
23. Valses nobles et sentimentales, M. 61: No. 4, Assez animé
24. Valses nobles et sentimentales, M. 61: No. 5, Presque lent, dans un sentiment intime
25. Valses nobles et sentimentales, M. 61: No. 6, Vif
26. Valses nobles et sentimentales, M. 61: No. 7, Moins vif
27. Valses nobles et sentimentales, M. 61: No. 8, Épilogue. Lent
28. Three Movements from Petrushka: I. Russian Dance
29. Three Movements from Petrushka: II. Petrushka's Room
30. Three Movements from Petrushka: III. The Shrovetide Fair

More Info:

In choosing Movements as the title for this album of piano works, George LI highlights both their structure and their dancing spirit: the 18 movements of Schumann's Davidsbündlertänze (supplemented by his Arabeske in C major) are followed by Ravel's eight Valses nobles et sentimentales and three movements from Stravinsky's score for the ballet Petruskha. "There are intriguing and intoxicating elements in this dance programme that captured me from the outset when crafting it," says the Boston-born pianist. "Broadly speaking, I love the effects of colour and harmony in these works, as well as the general feeling of an evolution, or perhaps a continuous battle, between the introverted and extroverted impulses... The Davidsbündlertänze embodies the full spectrum of human emotion - despair, anxiety, sorrow, triumph, bliss, or pure love, to name a few... Another fascinating element in this program is the motivic and harmonic threads which connect the smaller pieces into a cohesive whole. Recently, I've developed a great obsession with learning how to weave musical moments into a single overarching architectural narrative. This program offers a different challenge - giving space for each musical moment to be it's own distinct individual voice, while also still maintaining the narrative arc..."
        
back to top