Martin Perry performs Hindemith and Weisgall
BRIDGE 9487


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Annotator Allan Kozinn writes: "if audiences listened as devotedly to contemporary piano scores as to the great works of the 17th through early 20th centuries, the two works Martin Perry plays here would be regarded as landmarks of the piano’s huge repertory. No doubt one day they will be – Paul Hindemith’s Ludus Tonalis has a constituency among discerning pianists and listeners; for many, Hugo Weisgall’s Sonata for Piano remains an undiscovered gem, something that may change once listeners who think of Weisgall as principally a vocal composer realize that his instrumental music is as just as dazzling."  Martin Perry delivers intensely musical, brilliantly realized readings of these two important twentieth century keyboard masterworks.

 

Reviews:

"Perry plays the Weisgall, a profound but rarely heard work from the composer's 70th year, masterfully." — NMC (New Music Connoisseur)


There’s a good deal of highly contrasted emotional content that Perry handles beautifully. It’s a very engaging performance.” - theWholeNote


This is an intelligent and very well-proportioned performance that seeks to draw out the longer line in a work designed to be heard complete rather than a collection of highlights. Bridge’s recording is excellent.” - MusicWeb International


Martin Perry plays with a sure confident tone. His use of legato is especially effective in Weisgall’s Sonata. His playing of Hindemith is also first-rate. Each line of counterpoint is clearly delineated, making it easy to follow. Excellent performances.” - Finding Beauty in Ephemera


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HUGO WEISGALL: Sonata for Piano (1982)

PAUL HINDEMITH: Ludus Tonalis (1942) (Studies in Counterpoint, Tonal Organization)

Martin Perry, piano

BRIDGE 9487

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