THOMAS DE HARTMANN (1885-1956): Piano Works - Morceaux, Op. 4, Nos. 2 & 3, 3 Preludes, Op. 11, 12 Russian Fairy Tales, Op. 58, Piano Sonata, Op. 67, 2 Nocturnes, Op. 84, Pièces, Op. 7, Nos. 1, 5 & 6, 4 Divertissements from Forces of Love and Sorcery, Op. 16, Humoresque Viennoise, Op. 45, Lumière noie, Op. 74, Musique pour la fête de la patronne, Op. 77, Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 82.
Catalogue Number: 04W042
Description: The pianist on all three of these volumes, Sicroff is one of the leading interpreters of the Gurdjieff/de Hartmann music, which was the result of a unique collaboration in the 1920s in which the sacred and folk music of the East was arranged for piano. Multiple disc sets have already appeared of the piano music on Wergo and Naïve. Here, though, we have actual original compositions by Hartmann who was born in Ukraine and studied with Arensky and Taneyev. 2 CDs. Elan Sicroff (piano).