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New Album Release - 15 April 2024

Salih Can Gevrek

Schumann, Bach & Rachmaninov: Concertos Without Orchestra

Concertos Without Orchestra” is the concept of the young Turkish pianist Sa­lih Can Gevrek, Associate Artist at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, for his first CD recording. He presents two mirrored works, both of which are imbued with references to the musical style and structure of concertos with orchestra. J. S. Bach’s famous Italian Concerto is subtly linked to Schumann’s lesser known but equally virtuoso Sonata No. 3 in F minor Op. 14, also known as the “Concerto without orchestra”. Rachmaninov’s rarely recorded Moments musicaux com­plete this musical panorama to commemorate the 80th anniversary of his death. This recording offers the listener a real voyage through the Baroque, Romantic and post-Romantic periods; drama and poetry expressed in music supply the connection between these three very different works.

R. Schumann: Grand Sonata No. 3 in F Minor op. 14
I. Allegro Brilliante
II. Scherzo. Molto Comodo
III. Quasi Variazioni
IV. Prestissimo Possibile. Passionato

J. S. Bach: Italian Concerto BWV 971
I. Allegro
II. Andanre
III. Presto

S. Rachmaninoff : Six Moments musicaux op. 16
I. Andantino
II. Allegretto
III. Andante cantabile
IV. Presto
V. Adagio sostenuto
VI. Maestoso