Early Departures

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Early Departures 07:17:38 £20.50
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1 7 Preludes: No. 1, Lento languido 02:30 192/24 Album only
2 7 Preludes: No. 2, Allegro impetuoso 01:35 192/24 Album only
3 7 Preludes: No. 3, Andante molto rubato 01:26 192/24 Album only
4 7 Preludes: No. 4, Allegretto (Tempo di valzer) 01:07 192/24 Album only
5 7 Preludes: No. 5, Molto animato ed agitato 02:32 192/24 Album only
6 7 Preludes: No. 6, Sereno 02:17 192/24 Album only
7 7 Preludes: No. 7, Largo e sonoro 01:57 192/24 Album only
8 Prelude in C-Sharp Minor 01:49 192/24 Album only
9 Prelude in B Minor 06:12 192/24 Album only
10 Sonata romantica 05:58 192/24 Album only
11 Little Suite: Prelude 00:46 192/24 Album only
12 Nocturne in A Minor (On a Moldavian Theme) 03:14 192/24 Album only
13 Nocturne in F-Sharp Minor 05:28 192/24 Album only
14 V mlhach, JW VIII-22: I. Andante 03:58 192/24 Album only
15 V mlhach, JW VIII-22: II. Molto adagio 05:13 192/24 Album only
16 V mlhach, JW VIII-22: III. Andantino 04:32 192/24 Album only
17 V mlhach, JW VIII-22: IV. Presto 04:54 192/24 Album only
18 Keyboard Concerto in D Minor, BWV 974: II. Adagio (After A. Marcello's Oboe Concerto) 04:27 192/24 Album only

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Matei Varga’s artistry has received standing ovations from audiences around the world and superlative reviews from prominent critics. Noting that “it is hard to find the right words to describe the beauty” of Mr. Varga’s playing, Corriere della Sera’s chief critic Paolo Isotta praised the young artist as a “true poet of the keyboard, a musician of depth, and a genuine artist.” Other critics have found his performances “impressive” (Gramophone, 2016), “magical” (Süddeutsche Zeitung, 2009), “colorful, vivacious [and] engaging” (Le Diapason, 2012). Discovered at age 10 by soprano Mariana Nicolesco, he went on to win top prizes at the George Enescu International Piano Competition and the International Maria Canals Piano Competition. Mr. Varga is also a recipient of the Salon de Virtuosi Career Grant and a runner-up at the Vendome Prize in Lisbon, where he was singled out by Elisabeth Leonskaja who awarded him a special prize. This release features rarely heard and recorded works by Dinu Lipatti and Tudor Dumitrescu, the theme throughout the album being the undercurrent of sadness that all of these pieces possess.