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Marc-André Hamelin - Kaleidoscope download album

  • Performer: Marc-André Hamelin
  • Title: Kaleidoscope
  • Genre: Classical
  • Country: UK
  • Released: 2001
  • MP3 album: 1757 mb
  • FLAC album: 1205 mb
  • Rating: 4.9/5
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Marc-André Hamelin - Kaleidoscope download album

The pieces selected by Hamelin may be called miniatures, but they are hardly miniature in any way except performance time. All were written by pianist/composers, including a couple by Hamelin himself. All but two were written in the twentieth century, although a couple are paraphrases on nineteenth century works and, in the case of Hamelin 's Etude No. 6, a tribute to Scarlatti 's eighteenth century keyboard music (which apparently gets audience laughs at live performances because of the leaps and cross-hand maneuvers)

Kaleidoscope Marc-André Hamelin. It is the album that really made me fall in love with Hamelin's work. This album is most definitely worth your money. Marc Andre Hamelin is an absolutely amazing pianist, one could say he is a virtuoso. His precision with which he plays these pieces is above accurate whilst being very in touch with the subtleties as well. You really can't go wrong with this. If you like Chopin or Liszt give this a listen. More By Marc-André Hamelin.

Marc-Andre Hamelin Etude No. 6 Essercizio Per Pianoforte (Omaggio A Domenico Scarlatti). 9. 09. Jules Massenet Valse Folle. 19. Alexander Glazunov Trans. Marc-Andre Hamelin Petit Adagio (Extrait Des ‘Saisons’). 20. Nikolai Kapustin Toccatina, Op. 36. 3:05.

Marc-Andre Hamelin is clearly a fearless pianist - in both his playing and his programming. This recording has many relatively unknown composers, but after hearing Hamelin's work on their behalf, you'll wonder why they aren't better known. The opener, "Valse Phantastique" by Edna Bentz Woods, is spectacular and pretty much sets the tone for the entire disc.

Marc-André Hamelin is perhaps the most equipped pianist alive today to record an album of this sort (the only other name to spring to mind is Volodos). Its very ethos squares exactly with a pianist of Hamelin’s talents. One needs only to look at his Hyperion discography to confirm this: discs of Alkan (including the Symphony for Solo Piano on CDA67218), Busoni (the titanic Piano Concerto on CDA67143) and Scriabin (Sonatas, CDA67131/2) all act as testimony  . Kaleidoscope’ is the title of the disc; kaleidoscopic could aptly describe Hamelin’s playing. Some may already be familiar (Rachmaninov’s Polka de . and Poulenc’s Intermezzo in A flat, for example). Others have lain in wait for an outing such as this one and yet others are fresh from Mr Hamelin’s pen.

08. Marc-André Hamelin Etude No. 6 Essercizio per pianoforte (Omaggio a Domenico Scarlatti).

Marc-André Hamelin, OC, CQ, (born 5th September 1961) is a French-Canadian classical pianist and composer. Born in Montreal, Quebec, Hamelin began his piano studies at the age of five, and was nine years old when he won the top prize in a Canadian music competition. His father, a pharmacist by trade who was also a keen pianist, introduced him to the works of Alkan, Godowsky, and Sorabji when he was still very young.

This is a sortable discography of French Canadian pianist and composer Marc-André Hamelin. He records exclusively for the Hyperion label, although he has recorded for other labels in the past. In addition to the works of commonly heard composers, he has recorded a great deal of non-standard repertoire, such as music of Charles-Valentin Alkan, Leopold Godowsky, Georgy Catoire, Sophie Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté, as well as his own compositions. Arkiv Music, primary discographical source.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Valse Phantastique
Composed By – Edna Bentz Woods
2 Polka de W R
Arranged By – Sergei Vasilyevich RachmaninoffComposed By – Franz Behr
3 Nocturne ('Complaint')
Composed By – Josef Hofmann
4 Kaleidoskop Op. 10 No. 4
Composed By – Josef Hofmann
5 Etude No. 3 (D'apres Paganini - Liszt)
Composed By – Marc-André Hamelin
6 Étude Pour La Main Gauche Seule Op. 36
Composed By – Felix Blumenfeld
7 Concert Paraphrase Of 'The Song Of The Soldiers Of The Sea' (The Marines' Hymn)
Composed By – Jacques Offenbach, Jakob Gimpel
8 Etude No 6: Essercizio Per Pianoforte (Omaggio A Domenico Scarlatti)
Composed By – Marc-André Hamelin
9 Valse Folle
Composed By – Jules Massenet
10 Etude In A Flat Minor Op. 72 No. 13
Composed By – Moritz Moszkowski
11 Intermezzo In A Flat
Composed By – Francis Poulenc
12 Alt Wien
Composed By – Leopold Godowsky
13 Étude D'Après L'Impromptu En La Bémol Majeur De Fr. Chopin Op. 29
Composed By – Aleksander Michałowski
14 Gigue
Composed By – Arthur Lourié
15 Au Jardin Du Vieux Sérail (Andrianople) Op.18 No. 3
Composed By – Émile-Robert Blanchet
16 Deux Contrastes (1. Grazioso)
Composed By – Alfredo Casella
17 Deux Contrastes (2. Antigrazioso)
Composed By – Alfredo Casella
18 Toccatina
Composed By – John Vallier
19 Petit Adagio (Extrait Des 'Saisons')
Arranged By – Marc-André HamelinComposed By – Alexander Glazunov
20 Toccatina Op. 36
Composed By – Nikolai Kapustin

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Hyperion Records Limited
  • Copyright (c) – Hyperion Records Limited
  • Recorded At – Henry Wood Hall, London
  • Made By – Sony DADC


  • Booklet Editor – Tim Parry
  • Design [Front Design] – Terry Shannon
  • Engineer – Tony Faulkner
  • Executive-Producer – Michael Spring, Simon Perry
  • Illustration [Front Illustration] – Donya Claire James
  • Piano – Marc-André Hamelin
  • Producer [Recording] – Andrew Keener


Similar to Kaleidoscope, but, different pressing

Duration 67:21

Ⓟ & Ⓒ Hyperion Records Ltd, London MMI
Made in England

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 34571 17275 0
  • Barcode (Scanned): 034571172750
  • Label Code: LC 7533
  • Matrix / Runout: Sony DADC CDA67275 01
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LY34
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI AEW19
  • Rights Society: MCPS
  • SPARS Code: DDD

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CDA67275 Marc-André Hamelin Kaleidoscope ‎(CD, Album) Hyperion CDA67275 UK 2001

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