Swain: Piano Music vol. 1 - Sonatas & Character Pieces / Altwegg

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The English composer-pianist Freda Swain (1902–85) left behind a huge legacy of music that was largely unknown even during her own lifetime. Her compositions – hundreds of them, in a series of large boxes – found their way to the Swiss pianist Timon Altwegg, who begins his survey of her piano music with these three mighty sonatas. They are astonishing discoveries: big-boned, virtuosic pieces, full of wild energy, crossing from late Romanticism to a more modern idiom – from Rachmaninov to Bartók, so to speak – and with Bax’s fondness for Celtic seascapes and a hint of Debussyan Impressionism.


Product Description:


  • Release Date: April 01, 2022


  • Catalog Number: TOCC0579


  • UPC: 5060113445797


  • Label: Toccata Classics


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Period: 20th Century


  • Composer: Freda Swain


  • Performer: Timon Altwegg