Matan Porat – LUX (2018) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Matan Porat – LUX (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:11:26 minutes | 1,01 GB | Genre: Classical
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With Lux, the brilliant pianist and composer Matan Porat offers a visionary programme inspired by the theme of light. Twelve pieces chosen among a repertoire spanning twelve centuries accompany the course of a day, from dawn to nightfall. each piece corresponds to a time of day, with its own particular light.

The programme might be most eclectic; but its architecture is flawless: Lux, “Light”, from dawn to night, an arc bending from Gregorian chant – the misa in aurora – all the way to the Moonlight of Beethoven’s famous sonata, via the furious meridian heat of Scriabin’s Fourth Sonata followed by the Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (rewritten for solo piano by Matan Porat himself), and many other pieces from Dowland to Thomas Adès to evoke this or that time of day. Matan Porat has put together a most original line-up – which is absolutely his hallmark – which some might find a little too challenging, but others will applaud: take your pick. We wonder where his next record will take us!

1. Gregorian chant: Introitus Lux Fulgebit (Arr. for piano) 00:53
2. Gesänge der Frühe, Op. 133: I. Im ruhigen Tempo 02:04
3. Préludes, Livre 1, L. 117: X. La Cathédrale engloutie 05:14
4. Piano Sonata No. 21, Op. 53: III. Rondo. Allegretto moderato – Prestissimo 07:42
5. Whirling tissue of light 09:31
6. Piano Sonata No. 4, Op. 30: I. Andante 03:11
7. Piano Sonata No. 4, Op. 30: II. Prestissimo volando 05:13
8. Prélude à l’après midi d’un faune, L. 86 (Arr. for piano) 09:58
9. Études d’exécution transcendante, S. 139: XI. Harmonies du soir 08:49
10. Darknesse Visible 06:50
11. Out of Doors, Sz. 81: 4. The Night’s music 05:07
12. Gregorian chant: Exortum est in tenebris (Arr. for piano) 00:35
13. Piano Sonata No. 14, Op.27 No.2 “Moonlight”: I. Adagio sostenuto 06:19

Matan Porat, piano