Pianist Benjamin Hochman follows his critically acclaimed AVIE debut Homage to Schubert (AVR 2281), which paired two sonatas by the 19th century master with modern-day tributes by Kurtág and Widmann, with a like-minded program centered on the age-old musical form of variations. At the heart of the album is the Handel Variations by Brahms, a grand master of the art form. The four shorter Piano Variations on this recording are by major composers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries: Oliver Knussen, Luciano Berio, George Benjamin, and Peter Lieberson
Pianist Benjamin Hochman’s eloquent and virtuosic performances blend artistic bravura with poetic interpretation exciting audiences and critics alike. In 2013 Avie Records released Mr. Hochman’s second solo album entitled Homage to Schubert featuring Schubert’s Sonata in A, D. 664, and Sonata in D, D. 850, alongside contemporary tributes to Schubert: Jörg Widmann’s Idyll und Abgrund: Six Schubert Reminiscences and Kurtág’s Homage to Schubert. Benjamin Hochman has previously been selected to participate in prestigious residencies around the world such as CMS Two at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Isaac Stern's International Chamber Music Encounters in Israel and Carnegie Hall's Professional Training Workshops with Osvaldo Golijov and Dawn Upshaw.
Variations, Op. 24. Oliver Knussen. 2. Cinque Variazioni.
Benjamin Hochman (pf). Peter Lieberson Composer. Benjamin Hochman (pf). 25) Variations and Fugue on a Theme by . Johannes Brahms Composer. Benjamin Hochman: Variations. Just a few examples bear this out: the lumpish and decidedly less-than-allegro Var 10, plus the heavy-handed Nos 16 and 17.
Variations - Benjamin Hochman. Label Catalogue Number: AV2327. Release Date: March 2015 Originally recorded in 2014. Composer Oliver Knussen. Composer Luciano Berio. Composer George Benjamin. Composer Peter Lieberson. Composer Johannes Brahms. Solo piano Benjamin Hochman. Producer Eric Wen. Engineer Dennis Patterson. 1. Variations O. 4 (1989). Cinque Variazioni (1953, rev. By Oliver Knussen. Piano Sonata in A Major, D. 664: III. Allegro. Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24: No. 1 Aria. Partita No. 6 In e Minor, BWV 830 : II. Allemande.
musicianship-that Hochman brings to all of them. Among his attributes are an extraordinary sensitivity to harmonic pacing and a sly mastery of the pedals, which allows him to open up volumes of space.
Last played Wednesday, August 30 2017 at 07:02 PM. Variations, Op. Benjamin Hochman, piano. Last played Monday, March 06 2017 at 09:57 PM. Luciano Berio. Last played Thursday, February 23 2017 at 08:25 AM. Peter Lieberson.