Eller: Piano Music, Volume 1
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Heino Eller: Complete Piano Music, Volume One

Catalogue Number: TOCC0119
EAN: 5060113441195
Release Date: 3 October 2011
Duration: 67:40

Preludes, Book 1
Six Pieces (‘Estonian Suite’)
Toccata in B minor
Dance in B minor
In the Character of a Dance
Dance-Caprice
The Bells
Piano Sonata No. 2

Sten Lassmann, piano

The Estonian Heino Eller (1887–1970) is probably best known as the teacher of Arvo Pärt – but he was a prolific and original composer in his own right. His substantial output for piano – this series will contain seven CDs – was written over a period of six decades and thus reflects a range of styles. Taking the lyricism of Chopin and Grieg as its starting point, it combines the influence of Estonian folksong, Scriabin’s troubled harmonies, the epic northern colouring of Sibelius and, at times, Prokofiev’s motoric energy into an attractively individual manner.

Booklet texts   (PDF)

Track Listing, MP3 Downloads and Streaming Samples

Track No. Track Title / Details Duration Sample Add to Cart
DOWNLOAD COMPLETE ALBUM 67:40
1-7 Preludes, Book 1 (1914-17)

Heino Eller, composer
Sten Lassmann, piano
18:06
1 No. 1, Moderato 2:05 play
2 No. 2, Moderato assai 2:43 play
3 No. 3, Molto adagio, con espressione 1:40 play
4 No. 4, Andante sostenuto 1:37 play
5 No. 5, Patetico 3:33 play
6 No. 6, Sostenuto 2:47 play
7 No. 7, Con fuoco 3:41 play
8-13 Six Pieces (‘Estonian Suite’) (1946)

Heino Eller, composer
Sten Lassmann, piano

(first digital recording)
12:06
8 No. 1, Dance of the Billy-Goat 1:49 play
9 No. 2, Round Dance 2:00 play
10 No. 3, Folk-Tune 2:12 play
11 No. 4, Horn-Tune 1:17 play
12 No. 5, In the Folk Tone 2:17 play
13 No. 6, Dancing Tune 2:31 play
14 Toccata in B minor (1921)

Heino Eller, composer
Sten Lassmann, piano

(first digital recording)
3:58 play
15 Dance in B minor (1930s)

Heino Eller, composer
Sten Lassmann, piano

(first recording)
2:42 play
16 In the Character of a Dance (1941)

Heino Eller, composer
Sten Lassmann, piano

(first recording)
2:23 play
17 Dance-Caprice (1933)

Heino Eller, composer
Sten Lassmann, piano

(first recording)
5:46 play
18 The Bells (1929)

Heino Eller, composer
Sten Lassmann, piano
5:57 play
19-21 Piano Sonata No. 2 (1939-40)

Heino Eller, composer
Sten Lassmann, piano
16:42
19 I. Allegro 5:52 play
20 II. Andante pensieroso 6:11 play
21 III. Presto 4:39 play

Artists

Heino Eller

Heino Eller, composer
[credit: Eller Heino]

Sten Lassmann

Sten Lassmann, piano

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