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  1. Mélodie (Dance of the Blessed Spirits, from Gluck's Orphee ed Euridice)
  2. Hornpipe for harpsichord in E minor (from "The Old Bachelor" Z. 607/4), ZT 685
  3. Keyboard Sonata in D minor, K. 64 (L. 58)
  4. Keyboard Sonata in B minor, K. 377 (L. 263)
  5. Aspirations, for piano, Op. 39: No. 1. Vers l'azur
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  1. Mélodie (Dance of the Blessed Spirits, from Gluck's Orphee ed Euridice)
  2. Hornpipe for harpsichord in E minor (from "The Old Bachelor" Z. 607/4), ZT 685
  3. Keyboard Sonata in D minor, K. 64 (L. 58)
  4. Keyboard Sonata in B minor, K. 377 (L. 263)
  5. Aspirations, for piano, Op. 39: No. 1. Vers l'azur
  6. Miscellanea, for piano, Op. 16: No. 4. Nocturne
  7. Standchen for piano (after Richard Strauss)
  8. Arietta, lyric piece for piano, Op. 12/1
  9. Waltz, lyric piece for piano, Op. 12/2
  10. Folkevise (Folk Song), lyric piece for piano, Op. 12/5
  11. Berceuse, lyric piece for piano, Op. 38/1
  12. Einsamer Wanderer (Solitary Wanderer), lyric piece for piano, Op. 43/2
  13. Vöglein (Little Bird), lyric piece for piano, Op. 43/4
  14. An den Frühling (To Spring), lyric piece for piano, Op. 43/6
  15. Halling, lyric piece for piano, Op. 47/4
  16. Gjætergut (Shepherd Boy), lyric piece for piano, Op. 54/1
  17. Bryllupsdag på Troldhaugen (Wedding Day at Troldhaugen), lyric piece for piano, Op. 65/6
  18. For dine fødder (At your Feet), lyric piece for piano, Op. 68/3
  19. Bådnlåt (At the Cradle), lyric piece for piano, Op. 68/5
  20. Melody in F, instrumental arrangement, Op. 3/1
  21. Poème for piano in F sharp major, Op. 32/1
  22. Prelude for piano No. 21 in B minor, Op. 32/10
  23. Prelude for piano No. 23 in G sharp minor, Op. 32/12
  24. Fantastic Dances (3), for piano, Op. 5
  25. Goyescas, opera, H. 65: No. 4 Quejas ó la Maja y el Ruiseñor
  26. Jeunes Filles au Jardin, arrangement for violin & piano (Scenes d'enfant No. 5)
  27. Tango, contrapuntal arrangement for piano (after Albeniz's Op. 165/2)
  28. Navarra, for piano in A flat major, B. 49
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This release, issued to mark the 75th birthday of the great pianist Nelson Freire in 2019, is hardly a typical album of encores. A good deal of it is devoted to a single composer, Edvard Grieg. Other composers are represented by multiple works, and there are substantial pieces like the Rachmaninov Prelude in B minor, Op. 32, No. 10, that would not fill the role of encore well. You might take the word "encore" in another way, though: to mean things reprised. Many of these pieces are ones Freire knows well, has played many ...

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Encores 2019, Decca

UPC: 028948501533

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