Yu Kosuge – Four Elements, Vol. 3: Wind (2021) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Yu Kosuge – Four Elements, Vol. 3: Wind (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:18:18 minutes | 1,22 GB | Genre: Classical
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Acclaimed Japanese pianist Yu Kosuge unveils “Wind”, the third in her series of four Orchid Classics albums related to the four elements (Water, Fire, Wind, Earth). Kosuge’s inspiration for these releases stems from her relationship with the music of Beethoven, who was drawn to Greek legends. This led Kosuge to the Greek concept of the four elements as the basis of these albums. Beethoven is one of a varied selection of composers featured on “Wind”.

Yu Kosuge performs his blustery Piano Sonata Op. 31, No. 2, known as “The Tempest”. There are evocative pieces from the French Baroque, by Couperin, Rameau and Daquin, and from the world of French Impressionism with three of Debussy’s fleet-footed Préludes. The release is completed with a piece by contemporary Japanese composer Akira Nishimura, and the atmospheric In the Mists by Janácek.

“Apart from technical perfection, which is not that unusual today, [Yu Kosuge] possesses a stunning palette of expression and an exquisite and pearly touch”. (Piano News)

Tracklist:
1. Pièces de clavecin, Suite No. 3: No. 16, Le coucou (Performed on Piano) (02:26)
2. Pièces de clavecin, Suite No. 1: No. 6, Les vents en couroux (Performed on Piano) (03:20)
3. Pièces de clavecin, Book 3, Ordre XVII in E Minor: II. Les petits moulins à vent (Performed on Piano) (03:19)
4. Pièces de clavecin avec une méthode, Suite in E Minor, RCT 2: V. Le rappel des oiseaux (Performed on Piano) (03:57)
5. Kalavinka (09:54)
6. Piano Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Op. 31 No. 2 “Tempest”: I. Largo – Allegro (10:27)
7. Piano Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Op. 31 No. 2 “Tempest”: II. Adagio (08:36)
8. Piano Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Op. 31 No. 2 “Tempest”: III. Allegretto (07:03)
9. Préludes, Book 1, L. 117 (Excerpts): No. 2, Voiles (04:05)
10. Préludes, Book 1, L. 117 (Excerpts): No. 3, Le vent dans la plaine (02:08)
11. Préludes, Book 1, L. 117 (Excerpts): No. 7, Ce qu’a vu le vent d’ouest (03:19)
12. In the Mists, JW VIII/22: I. Andante (04:25)
13. In the Mists, JW VIII/22: II. Molto adagio (05:49)
14. In the Mists, JW VIII/22: III. Andantino (03:49)
15. In the Mists, JW VIII/22: IV. Presto (05:41)

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