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Madeleine Forte is back on Roméo Records with two historic recordings
that were made as long ago as 1980 and 1993
We are proud to make these recordings available to her fans and for all lovers of great pianism for the first time,
two historic duo recordings, the first with Istvan Nadas, the second with Del Parkinson.
These recordings, made in concerts a decade ago, show her formidable talent even in music far from the French tradition.
The following review for another Romeo release with Madeleine Forte, is typical of the glowing reviews
Madeleine has always received for her performances, both live and recorded.
"What is most striking is her exceptional control of textures. Not that her playing is in anyway dry:
The ‘Rêve d’amour,’ in fact, for all its quickish tempo, is alluringly luxurious, and the third movement of the Barber has a paradoxically ominous opulence that builds to a crashing climax. Still the transparency is remarkable. Whether in the voicing of the theme in Beethoven’s second movement, or the delineation of the polyphony in the Allegro that launches the Barber, or the remarkable transparency of the thorny fugue that ends it, Forte’s fingers keep the competing strands from congealing in the thickest music.
"But there is far more here than clarity. Forte is a notable colorist, too fully alert to the shadings of the music, and (an even rarer skill) able to trace out the mood swings of the program...without turning either fussy or melodramatic. Even at its peak of high-romantic intensity, the playing remains refreshingly direct...this recital can be warmly recommended." - Fanfare
Madeleine Forte and István Nádas
Historic Live Performance 1980
Madeleine Forte & Del Parkinson
Duo Pianists, Live 1993
Sonata In D Major, K. 448
Reminiscences de Don Juan
The Hungarian pianist, István Nádas, began his musical studies at the age of 10. He studied piano under Louis Kentner and
Béla Bartók, composition under Zoltan Kodaly and chamber music under Leó Weiner.
Del Parkinson is now professor of piano at Boise State University, where he joined the faculty in 1985.
Craig Sheppard Live
A new eMusic exclusive project with 5 live recordings
The five CDs were produced by Annette Tangermann (Berlin)