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A Piano in Manhattan (Album)

Street sounds of Manhattan,

piano recordings, stories

11 works, 55:00 minutes

Emir Gamsız, piano & stories


A Piano in Manhattan album consists of solo piano pieces performed by pianist Emir Gamsız along with the sounds from the streets of Manhattan, New York, where he spent many years, and small stories that attract the attention of the musician about Manhattan. This repertoire of works by Scarlatti, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schumann and Liszt, also includes Prokofiev's fantastic virtuoso work, Toccata, as a gift. In this album, Emir Gamsız, in a sense, presents the music to the listener with the daily sounds of the streets, in response to the fact that the recording world keeps classical music away from the society with the desire to preserve it in a sterile environment with a sterile communication.


Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)

Op.11 - Toccata in D Minor 

Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)

K.1 (L.366) - Keyboard Sonata in D Minor

K.32 (L.423) - Keyboard Sonata in D Minor, "Aria" - Andante

K.466 (L.118) - Keyboard Sonata in F Minor

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Op.30, No.6 - Songs without words No.12 

in F# Minor, "Venetian Gondola Song”

Frédéric François Chopin (1810-1849)

Op.28 - Prelude No.4 in E Minor

Op.64, No.2 - Waltz No.7 in C# Minor

Op.67, No.4 - Mazurka No.45 in A Minor

Op.Posthume - Nocturne No.20 in C# Minor

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Op.23, No.4 - Nachtstücke

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

S.244 - Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 in C# Minor