SELIM PALMGREN (1878-1951): Complete Piano Works, Vol. 1 - Souvenir de Chopin, SP274 *, Intermezzo, SP110 *, Aria, SP9 *, Prélude, Illusion and Étude *, Op. 1/1-3, 3 Piano Pieces, Op. 2 *, Cradle Song, SP312, Autumn Prologue, SP288 *, Studie, SP281 *, 12 Finnish Lyric Pieces, Op. 22 *, Sonata in D Minor, Op. 11. * - First Recordings.
Catalogue Number: 04W040
Label: Grand Piano
Description: A native of Finland and a student of Busoni, Palmgren was one of the most prominent and prolific Nordic composer-pianists since Grieg, with works that were widely performed by some of the most notable concert pianists of his day. From early pieces influenced by Chopin via the tour de force of his only surviving Piano Sonata, to the darker Autumn Prologue – this is the first volume of a complete edition that includes première recordings of unpublished works, showcasing every side of Palmgren’s varied character. Jouni Somero (piano).