Four Worlds


Four Worlds
Moye Chen
Label
DG Eloquence
Catalogue No.
4817037
Barcode
00028948170371
Format
1-CD
Video
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TRACK LISTING / ARTISTS

RACHMANINOV
1 Polka de V.R.

GRAINGER
2 Colonial Song

HOROWITZ
3 Danse excentrique (Moment exotique)
4 Valse in F minor

GRAINGER
5 Love Walked In (George Gershwin)
6 Ramble on Love (after the Love Duet from Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier)

RACHMANINOV
Morceaux de fantasie, Op. 3
7 No. 3: Mélodie in E major
8 No. 5: Sérénade in B flat minor

Morceaux de salon, Op. 10
9 No. 5: Humoresque in G major

10 Menuet from L’Arlésienne Suite No. 1 (Bizet)

GRAINGER
11 Irish Tune from County Derry (Londonderry Air)
12 In Dahomey (Cakewalk Smasher)

transc. HOROWITZ
13 The Stars and Stripes Forever (John Philip Sousa)

RACHMANINOV
14–16 Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 36 (1913 & 1931 versions, ed. Horowitz)

MOYE CHEN, piano

Recording information

Executive Producer: Cyrus Meher-Homji
Recording Engineer: Kevin Bourassa (Arts Laureate)
Assistant Engineers: Kevin Bourassa, Xiaoyu Zhang
Recording Location: Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA, 10, 11, 20 January and 4, 6, 8, 18 February 2018

Reviews

“idiomatic and gorgeous” The Age

“But it is Moye’s treatment of the [Rachmaninov] sonata — which became a signature work for Horowitz to perform throughout his long concert career — that most impresses. His sense of structure is spot-on and he displays a technique and ear for nuance that makes him seemingly capable of taking on ever more challenging works. This is an album which leaves one with the feeling that here is a remarkable talent and the prospect of hearing him perform some of the more substantial works in the repertoire is an exciting one.” The Daily Telegraph

“He has a fine ear for the young Rachmaninov’s dynamism and elegance, and his singing line in the Op. 3 Mélodie is beautiful to behold.” Limelight