Beatrice Rana – Silver Medalist: Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (2013) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/48kHz]

Beatrice Rana – Silver Medalist: Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:02:01 minutes | 543 MB | Genre: Classical
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Silver Medal winner Beatrice Rana was praised for her ‘intensely personalized music-making’ (Dallas Morning News) that ‘had an electrical current running through virtually every measure’ (The Plain Dealer). Already a rising star, Rana was named ‘One to Watch’ by International Piano magazine just before her Cliburn appearance. In addition to a tour of the United States arranged by the Cliburn, highlights of Rana’s 2013-14 season include invitations to perform with Yannick Nézet-Seguin and the Orchestre Métropolitain, Miguel Harth-Bedoya with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and Fayçal Karoui with the Orchestre Lamoureux in Paris’ Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. This live recording of her competition performances features works by Schumann Ravel and Bartók.

With performances heralded as “sheer enchantment, alternately out-of-body and almost fearsome in intensity” (Dallas Morning News) and “an endlessly fascinating piece of humanity that had the orchestra riveted on every note” (Huffington Post), Italian pianist Beatrice Rana drew mass attention during the 2013 Cliburn Competition, capturing second prize, as well as the Audience Award.

A prizewinner many times over, Ms. Rana was named “One to Watch” by International Piano magazine just before her Cliburn appearance. Highlights of her 2013-14 season include invitations to perform with Yannick Nézet-Seguin and the Orchestre Métropolitain, Miguel Harth-Bedoya with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and Fayçal Karoui with the Orchestre Lamoureux in Paris’ Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, and tours of the United States arranged by the Cliburn. Beatrice has previously been invited to several festivals around the world, including the Busoni, La Folle Journée, La Roque d’Anthéron, Lanaudière and Radio-France Festivals. In 2012, she released her first CD of works by Scriabin and Chopin on ATMA Classique.

“So the evening’s shining star was Beatrice Rana… She engaged the listener from the first moments, taking time in the introspective moments and capturing the irony and atmosphere of Prokofiev. The first movement cadenza was a tour-de-force She has technique to burn, but she also paced herself well… Her control of mood and sonority was often stunning.” (Cincinnati Enquirer)

Tracklist:
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Symphonic Études, Op. 13
01. Thema: Andante
02. Etude I: Un poco piu vivo
03. Etude II
04. Etude III: Vivace
05. Etude IV
06. Etude V
07. Etude VI: Agitato
08. Etude VII: Allegro molto
09. Etude VIII
10. Etude IX: Presto possibile
11. Etude X
12. Etude XI: Con espressione
13. Etude XII: Allegro brillante
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937):
Gaspard de la Nuit
14. I. Ondine
15. II. Le gibet
16. III. Scarb
Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
Out of Doors, Sz. 81 (1927)
17. I. With Drums and Pipes. Pesante
18. II. Barcarolla. Andante
19. III. Musettes. Moderato
20. IV. The Night’s Music. Lento
21. V. The Chase. Presto

Personnel:
Beatrice Rana, piano

Recorded in concert May 24-June 9, 2013 at Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, Texas Audio Engineer: Tom Lazarus, Classic Sound, Inc. Mastering: Brad Michel Producers: Richard Dyer, Jacques Marquis, Robina G. Young

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