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Roméo Records 7280

Matthew Bengtson, Piano

Piano Works

Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909):
Iberia; Evocación; El Albaicin; Rondeña; Triana

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847):
Variations Sérieuses, Op. 54

Frédéric Chopin (1819-1849):
Sonata in B Minor, Op. 58

Albéniz; Mendelssohn; Chopin - Piano Works
Issac Albéniz - Evocación
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An advocate of both contemporary and rarely performed music, Matthew Bengtson commands a diverse repertoire, ranging from William Byrd to Berio and Ligeti and numerous contemporary composers. One special interest is the music of the early twentieth century, especially that of Alexander Scriabin and Karol Szymanowski. His doctoral research and first studio recording were devoted to Szymanowski’s 22 mazurkas. His interpretation of six Scriabin Sonatas, also available on Roméo Records 7232 was praised by Lawrence Budmen of the American Record Guide: “Big-boned pianism, rich tonalcolors, and dazzling technique are on display here. Has Scriabin ever been played better? Only Horowitz and Richter can compare to what Bengtson achieves on this disc.”