Die Acht Grossen Suiten
Joseph Haydn

Die Acht Grossen Suiten

Lisa Smirnova

ECM 4764107 - 0028947641070

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ECM New Series debut for the exceptional pianist Lisa Smirnova, playing Händel’s Eight Great Suites (1720), also known as “The Eight London Suites” or “Suites de Pièces pour le Clavecin” – by any name, major pieces in the keyboard literature. The 1720 edition of suites – MWV 426-433 – is considered by many the most important collection of Händel’s early works. Published by the composer himself, it includes works from both his Hamburg and English periods, all extensively revised by the composer, right through the printing process. Outstanding artists from Glenn Gould to Keith Jarrett have been drawn to Händel’s suites of 1720, but there are very few recordings of all eight, either on piano or harpsichord, currently on the market.  

Smirnova (born 1972, in Moscow, currently living in Austria) opts for the modern piano. She had been working rigorously on the 8 Great Suites for five years prior to undertaking this recording, making many discoveries.

"Lisa voert de werken uit op een moderne 'grand'. Dat geeft een heel nieuwe dimensie aan deze suites."
Ruud Jonker - Music Emotion - Februari 2012

"Lisa plays this pieces on a modern 'grand'. That gives a whole new dimension to these suites."
Ruud Jonker - Music Emotion - February 2012

Lisa Smirnova - Die Acht Grossen Suiten - Music Emotion - Februari 2012
Tracklisting
  • 1
    Suite no.2 F major
    Adagio
    03:30
  • 2
    Suite no.2 F major
    Allegro
    03:08
  • 3
    Suite no.2 F major
    Adagio
    01:44
  • 4
    Suite no.2 F major
    Allegro
    02:00
  • 5
    Suite no.8 f minor
    Prelude, Adagio
    01:50
  • 6
    Suite no.8 f minor
    Allegro
    02:47
  • 7
    Suite no.8 f minor
    Allemande
    03:13
  • 8
    Suite no.8 f minor
    Courante
    01:35
  • 9
    Suite no.8 f minor
    Gigue
    02:11
  • 10
    Suite no.4 e minor
    Allegro
    03:09
  • 11
    Suite no.4 e minor
    Allemande
    02:15
  • 12
    Suite no.4 e minor
    Courante
    02:04
  • 13
    Suite no.4 e minor
    Sarabande
    04:39
  • 14
    Suite no.4 e minor
    Gigue
    01:57
  • 15
    Suite no.5 E major
    Prelude
    01:38
  • 16
    Suite no.5 E major
    Allemande
    04:22
  • 17
    Suite no.5 E major
    Courante
    01:46
  • 18
    Suite no.5 E major
    Air - Double 1-5
    03:49
  • 1
    Suite no.3 d minor
    Prelude, Presto
    01:13
  • 2
    Suite no.3 d minor
    Allegro
    03:05
  • 3
    Suite no.3 d minor
    Allemande
    03:44
  • 4
    Suite no.3 d minor
    Courante
    01:43
  • 5
    Suite no.3 d minor
    Air - Double 1-5
    08:37
  • 6
    Suite no.3 d minor
    Presto
    04:27
  • 7
    Suite no.6 f-sharp minor
    Prelude
    01:31
  • 8
    Suite no.6 f-sharp minor
    Largo
    02:32
  • 9
    Suite no.6 f-sharp minor
    Allegro
    02:00
  • 10
    Suite no.6 f-sharp minor
    Gigue, Presto
    02:48
  • 11
    Suite no.1 A major
    Prelude
    01:31
  • 12
    Suite no.1 A major
    Allemande
    03:20
  • 13
    Suite no.1 A major
    Courante
    02:23
  • 14
    Suite no.1 A major
    Gigue
    03:01
  • 15
    Suite no.7 g minor
    Ouverture
    03:09
  • 16
    Suite no.7 g minor
    Andante
    03:09
  • 17
    Suite no.7 g minor
    Allegro
    01:32
  • 18
    Suite no.7 g minor
    Sarabande
    02:47
  • 19
    Suite no.7 g minor
    Gigue
    01:27
  • 20
    Suite no.7 g minor
    Passacaille
    03:56
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