Franz LISZT (1811-1886)
Variations on Bach’s Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen
Alexander SCRIABIN (1872-1915)
Sonata No. 9, “Messe noire”
Nikolai MEDTNER (1880-1951)
Improvisation No. 2
Fritz KREISLER (1875-1962)
Liebesfreud (arr. Rachmaninov)
Poom Prommachart (piano)
rec. 10-12 March 2014, Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK
CHAMPS HILL RECORDS CHRCD104
"This debut disc for Champs Hill reveals a pianist that has an unerring ability to draw in the listener with performances not just of mere virtuosity but with clarity of phrasing and an exquisite touch."
"The recording is up to the usual high standards of Champs Hill Records productions made at their Champs Hill Music Room."
The Classical Reviewer
"Poom Prommachart’s debut recital has one of the most interesting programmes I’ve seen in years"
"Prommachart... is a gifted performer… a highly attractive disc""
"The Kreisler/Rachmaninov encore, Liebesfreud, is perfect… Champs Hill’s recorded sound is as good as ever…”
“...an excellent calling-card for a young pianist whose repertoire choices and performing skills are as intriguing as his name.”
"..., for Prommachart skilfully handles the twists and turns of the two big pieces, building the Liszt work’s emotional arc as carefully as a pianist twice his age. It’s a work that has both solemn nocturnes and the composer’s trademark cascades of notes. Neither challenge is too much for this pianist."
From Review, by Brian Reinhart
"Prommachart’s program includes lesser known works by Liszt and Medtner alongside the more popular Black Mass Sonata. Clear lines mark his approach to these often restless works. Liszt’s Variations on a Theme of Bach is an odd work, often fragmentary, but he plays it very expressively, with conviction. The highly chromatic Black Mass Sonata is colorful and dramatic; the liner notes aptly describe the work as Scriabin “weav[ing] disintegration and fracture into the sonata’s fabric”, and Prommachart maintains the tension superbly. He also navigates through the often thorny, unsettling, disjunct Medtner Improvisations with aplomb."
From Review: Poom Prommachart / American Record Guide
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