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by Gabriel Ruiz-Bernal

A thrilling selection of favorite piano pieces as presented in the 2007 concert season of pianist Gabriel Ruiz-Bernal. An exciting recording filled with drive and passion from the master of phrasing and tone projection.
Genre: Classical: Piano solo
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1. Bach. Prelude No. 1 in C Major (From the Wtc Vol. 1)
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2. Bach. Italian Concerto Bwv 971. 1st Movement. Allegro
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3. Beethoven. Sonata Op. 27, No. 2 (Moonlight) 1st Mov. Adagio Sost
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4. Chopin. Etude Op. 25, No. 1 in A-flat Major (Aeolian Harp)
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5. Chopin. Etude Op. 10, No. 12 in C Minor (Revolutionary)
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6. Rachmaninoff. Prelude Op. 23. No. 4 in D Major
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7. Gershwin. Rhapsody in Blue, Version for Solo Piano
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This CD captures the feeling of a concert program I presented in 2007. The location for this recording is the rich and spacious Kunen Theater at the Levine School of Music in Washington, D.C., where I serve as a member of the piano faculty. Kunen is a wonderful recital hall that loves the sound of the Steinway, creating an airy, luscious tone which I found very exciting when playing these pieces for this recording.

These selections capture the energy of the concert program I presented during 2007. Prelude Nr. 1 and 1st movement of the Italian Concerto by Bach, Beethoven’s 1st movement of the Moonlight Sonata, Chopin’s Etudes Op. 25 Nr. 1 Aeolian Harp, Op. 10 Nr. 12 Revolutionary, Rachmaninoff’s Prelude Op. 23 Nr. 4 in D Major. To close the recording , the solo piano version of Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” frames a program that raised the public on standing ovation at every concert.

If you enjoy this recording you may also enjoy:
Gabriel Ruiz-Bernal “Live at Armstrong Concert Hall” featuring a full piano recital recorded before a live audience.


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miguel pérez

Pure joy
I remember when I, some twenty five years ago, entered the main concert hall in tne music conservatoire in Malaga. There was a student concert about to begin. Surprisingly, the last student to perform wasn´t in the most advanced course.This was a bit shocking,knowing that the last spot is reserved for the most brilliant. After seven or eight students showing various degrees of shyness and conviction, the last performer entered the stage. From the very moment this slim youngster touched the keyboard, it seemed that the piano had been changed, the room acoustics improved. Everyone hold his or her breath while the pianist, Gabriel Garcia-Bernal, displayed the most astonishing facility and beauty of sound I've ever witnessed onstage. Each note rang distinct, powerful and true even in the most challenging passages, across the entire range of the piano. Although his speed and strength were amazing, it was his control of dinamics, sound projection and mature conviction the features of his playing that knocked me out. The audience exploded after his incendiary performance, with a standing ovation of several minutes.
After that afternoon, I was fortunate enough to be one of Gabriel's classmates. I have seen him improvising jazz, playing French horn, composing for various ensembles, studying challenging pieces without breaking a sweat. I have witnessed his fast progress, musically and intellectually. He is nothing short of a true gentleman and a first class performer.
After more than fifteen years without hearing of him, I've found his CDs in CDBaby. From the very first notes, I have experienced again the intense joy I lived that afternoon, so long ago. I cannot do anything but encouraging you to listen to them and experience the same. Thanks, Gabi.