Discography - Kevin Kenner
  • Cvr_paderewski_kenner

    Paderewski Concert Works

    Winner of the 2012 “Fryderyk” Award by the Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry

    Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.17
    Polish Fantasy in G-sharp minor, Op.19

    The Orchestra of the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic in Białystok, Marcin Nałęcz-Niesiołowski

    DUX Recording DUX0733 (Recorded November 2010, Białystok Philharmonic Hall, Poland, released 2011)

    Paderewski's superb Piano Concerto, almost in the league of Grieg and Tchaikovsky, and the sparkling Polish Fantasy receive fiery treatment here. Kenner is...

    BBC Music Magazine

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    Chopin Resonances

    Kevin Kenner explores Chopin and Beyond, selected as 'Editor's Choice' by Gramophone

    Balakirev Nocturne No 2
    Crumb Makrokosmos, Vol 2 – Dream Images
    Debussy Etude – No. 11
    Bill Evans The Peace Piece
    Paderewski Nocturne, Op 16 No 4
    Scriabin Etude, Op 8 No 12
    Szymanowski Mazurka, Op 50 No 2
    Chopin Berceuse. Etude, Op 25 No 1. Fantasie-Impromptu. Prelude, Op 28 No 14. Mazurkas – Op 7 No 2a; Op 17 No 2; Op 56 No 2.

    A record to fascinate even the most blasé listener

    Bryce Morrison

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    Kevin Kenner and the Piazzoforte Quintet perform Piazzolla Concert Tangos

    Winner of the 2006 “Fryderyk” Award by the Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry

    Michelangelo 70 (arr. Bernard Chmielarz)
    Tres piezas para orquestra de camara (arr. Jose Bragato)
    Milonga, Muerte and Resurrección del Angel
    Oblivion (arr. G. Frankowski)
    Revolucionario (arr. G. Frankowski)
    Bonus Track: Teledisc of Piazzoforte Project (Video)

    In one word, one can listen to this without end

    Tomasz Byczek

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    Chopin Scherzos

    Nocturne in B major, Op.62, No.1
    Scherzo No.1 in B minor, Op.30
    Scherzo No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.31
    Scherzo No.3 in C-sharp minor, Op.39
    Scherzo No.4 in E major, Op.54
    4 Mazurkas, Op.67
    Polonaise in F-sharp minor, Op.44
    Polonaise in A-flat major, Op.53
    Prelude in C-sharp minor, Op.45

    DUX Recording DUX0504 (Recorded 1997 London, Henry Wood Hall, Released 2004)

    ...This is a set of the scherzos that is greatly persuasive on repeated hearings

    Fanfare Magazine, David Saemann

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    Chopin Preludes

    Kevin Kenner’s debut studio recording. BBC Music Magazine's Adrian Jack acclaimed it as one of the best recordings of the Chopin Preludes.

    Chopin Preludes, Op.28
    Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise brillante, Op.22
    Nocturne Op.27, No.2
    Waltz in E minor

    Polish Polygram ACD 014
    (recorded 1995, Warsaw, released 1995)
    Reissued 2009 by DUX Recording DUX0632

    Kevin Kenner’s Chopin exudes that rare combination of warmth and intelligence

    Fanfare Magazine, Colin Clarke

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  • Cvr_ravel

    Ravel Piano Works

    Valses nobles et sentimentales
    La Valse
    Pavane pour une Infante defunte

    Omagatoki Co. Ltd. OMCC-1008 (recorded 2001, London, released 2001 in Japan)
    Reissued 2007 by DUX Recording DUX0558

    ...A tremendous voyage of variegated color

    Fanfare Magazine, Colin Clarke

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    Schumann Piano Works

    Kevin Kenner plays the piano works of Robert Schumann

    Davidsbündlertänze, Op.6
    Fantasie in C major, Op.17
    Arabesque, Op.18

    Dux Recording DUX0557 (Recorded June 2006, Warsaw National Philharmonic Hall, released 2007)

    ...Kenner’s grasp of the Fantasy is superb, culminating in a truly spellbinding finale

    Fanfare Magazine, Colin Clarke

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    Chopin Impromptus

    Performance on an 1848 Pleyel piano. Received a 5-star rating by France’s “Diapason”

    Prelude, Op.45
    Fantaisie-Impromptu, Op.66
    Scherzo No.3 in C-sharp minor, Op.39
    Impromptu in F-sharp major, Op.36
    Nocturne in B major, Op.32, No.1
    Nocturne in A-flat major, Op.32, No.2
    Impromptu in A-flat, Op.29
    Polonaise in C minor, Op.40, No.2
    Prelude in A-flat, WN 44
    Impromptu in G-flat major, Op.51
    3 Mazurkas, Op.59

    National Frederic Chopin Institute NIFCCD 010 (Recorded 17-19 March, 2008, Warsaw, Concert Studio S1 of the Polish Radio, released 2008)

    The recording is fabulous...a most satisfying listening experience

    Fanfare Magazine, Colin Clarke

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    Chopin Ballades

    Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op.23
    Ballade No.2 in F major, Op.38
    Ballade No.3 in A-flat major, Op.47
    Ballade No.4 in F minor, Op.52
    Barcarolle, Op.60
    Nocturne in C-sharp minor, O.p. (Lento con gran espressione)

    DUX Recording DUX0521 (Recorded 2004, Bydgoszcz, Poland, Philharmonic Hall, released 2005)

    ...No one with an interest in the state of Chopin performance today can afford to be unaware of Kevin Kenner

    Fanfare Magazine, David Saemann

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    An exploration of different composers’ employment of the Fantasy

    Beethoven Sonata quasi una fantasia, Op.27, No.2 (Moonlight)
    Schumann Fantasiestücke, Op.12
    Chopin Fantaisie in F minor, Op.49

    DUX Recording DUX0633 (Recorded May 2008 Opole, Poland, Philharmonic Hall, released 2009)

    ...Pianism of the highest order…wins me over time and time again

    Fanfare Magazine, Steven E. Ritter

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    12th Int'l Chopin Competition Live

    Kevin Kenner’s live performance of the 2nd Round of the 1990 Chopin Competition

    Nocturne in C minor, Op.48, No.1
    Ballade No.4 in F minor, Op.52
    Etudes Op.25, No.5 and Op.10, No.12
    6 Preludes, Op.28, Nos.13-18
    Waltz in A-flat major, Op.42
    Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise brillante

    Classicord Productions for the Chopin Society (Warsaw, October 1990, National Philharmonic Hall)

    Kenner achieves the highest level of transcendence...He is a mystic. He comes to us with a message which he reads as a verse from the Bible. He shares with...

    Polish National Radio Program II, Warsaw, Jan Popis

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  • Chopin Piano Concertos No.1 and No.2

    (DVD with Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Antoni Wit)

    A review of Kevin Kenner's live performance of the E minor Concerto

    Neue Rhein-Zeitung, Duesseldorf, Antje Olivier

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