Bach, Liszt and Namoradze

Nicolas Namoradze, Piano,
“Building Bridges”: a piano cycle created by Sir András Schiff

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
French Suite No. 1 in D Minor, BWV 812

from “The Art of Fugue” BWV 1080: Contrapuncti VI & VII

Nicolas Namoradze (1992)
Etudes I-VI

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) / Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924)
“Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ”, BWV 639 (arr.)

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Totentanz, S. 525

The concert was recorded live on 28 August 2021 at Gstaad.

Both a pianist and composer, Nicolas Namoradze studied in Budapest, Vienna and Florence, then crossed the Atlantic to settle at the Juilliard School, where he was taught by Emanuel Ax and John Corigliano (for composition). His PhD thesis on macroharmony in Ligeti’s late work (!) made a strong impression. His strong interest in contemporary music inspires him to devise programmes off the beaten track, aiming also to emerge from the shadows of previous centuries’ forgotten masterpieces.

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