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David Dalle
Thursday July 18th, 2013 with David Dalle
Marc-Andre Hamelin: A survey

Pianist Marc-André Hamelin is a tremendous force in classical music, a perfect union of astounding, insightful musicianship and an extraordinary curiosity into the countless obscure corners of the piano repertoire. Inspired by his father, an amateur pianist who knew and loved much obscure 19th century piano music, he has brought into the classical mainstream incredible, though nearly completely forgotten music, by composers such as Alkan, Medtner, Godowsky. However, he has refused to pigeonhole himself as only a performer of rare music, he serves the ideal of music, with masterful performances and recordings of music by Mozart, Bach, Liszt, Brahms, Schumann, and championing the less well-known piano music of Haydn. He also looks to music of the 20th century with Kapustin, Rzewski, Ives, Grainger and many more. Finally, and not least, he works as a composer himself, composing music which reflects on several centuries of music. Those passionate about music and the piano as far-reaching instrument of the soul, must be grateful for all his work. Marc-André Hamelin will be performing a magnificent program at the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival on July 27th, with three grand, impassioned sonatas, Haydn's c minor, Scriabin's 3rd in f# minor, Medtner's 7th in e minor. More information at
Allegro Con Brio, 1st movement from Piano Concerto no. 3 in c minor
Ludwig Van Beethoven, transcribed by Charles-Valentin Alkan/Marc-Andre Hamelin - Live At Wigmore Hall - Hyperion Canadian
Maurice Wright/Marc-Andre Hamelin - Ives/Wright - New World Records Canadian
Etude no. 19
Chopin-Leopold Godowsky/Marc-Andre Hamelin - Leopold Godowsky - CBC Canadian
Au jardin du vieux serail (Andrianople) Op. 18 no. 3
Emile-Robert Blanchet/Marc-Andre Hamelin - Kaleidoscope - Hyperion Canadian
Suite Java no. 8
Leopold Godowsky/Marc-Andre Hamelin - Leopold Godowsky - CBC Canadian
A March-Jig Irish Dances no. 1
Percy Grainger/Marc-Andre Hamelin - Piano Music by Percy Grainger - Hyperion Canadian
Down by the Riverside
Frederic Rzewski/Marc-Andre Hamelin - The People United Will Never Be Defeated! - Hyperion Canadian
Danse sauvage Op. 13 no. 2
Leo Ornstein/Marc-Andre Hamelin - Leo Ornstein - Hyperion Canadian
Nikolay Roslavets/Marc-Andre Hamelin - Roslavets Piano Music - Hyperion Canadian
Etude no. 5 in g minor Toccata grottesca
Marc-Andre Hamelin - Etudes - Hyperion Canadian
Piano Sonata in c minor Hob XVI:20
Joseph Haydn/Marc-Andre Hamelin - Piano Sonatas III - Hyperion Canadian