Niels W. Gade
Niels W. Gade (1817–90), the great Danish Romantic composer, left behind a collection of piano works that inspired both professionals and amateurs. Breathing new life into a selection of these, Armenian-Danish pianist Marianna Shirinyan performs Gade’s poetic Aquarelles, the almost orchestral Sonata in E minor, four chopinesque Fantasy Pieces and the little Chanson danoise, here in its first recording.
"Shirinyan is brilliant, but she also captures the mystique of Niels W. Gade; he wasn't just slick. A Dane whose 'fault' it was that he wasn't an eccentric but found his place in the middle of the European music scene" Politiken