Editors’ Notes Pianist Matan Porat invites us on a musical journey from morning until the dead of night. His program, selected as much for its variety as for the smooth tonal transitions between each piece, is a work of art in itself. Gregorian chant opens and closes the day, while Schumann gently moves us into light with his introspective but radiant “Gesänge der Frühe.” Music by Beethoven, Debussy, Scriabin, Liszt, Thomas Adès—plus Bartók’s unnerving portrait of nighttime (“The Night’s music”) and an exciting world premiere recording of Matthias Pintscher’s “Whirling tissue of light”—provide fascinating individual interpretations of different times of day. Each is played with clarity, sensitivity, and a beautiful sense of narrative. 

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Gregorian chant: Introitus Lux Fulgebit (Arr. for piano)
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Gesänge der Frühe, Op. 133: I. Im ruhigen Tempo
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Préludes, Livre 1, L. 117: X. La Cathédrale engloutie
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Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53: III. Rondo. Allegretto moderato - Prestissimo
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Whirling tissue of light
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Piano Sonata No. 4 in F-Sharp Major, Op. 30
Piano Sonata No. 4 in F-Sharp Major, Op. 30: I. Andante
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Piano Sonata No. 4 in F-Sharp Major, Op. 30: II. Prestissimo volando
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Prélude à l'après midi d'un faune, L. 86 (Arr. for piano)
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Études d'exécution transcendante, S. 139: XI. Harmonies du soir
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Darknesse Visible
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Out of Doors, Sz. 81: 4. The Night's music
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Gregorian chant: Exortum est in tenebris (Arr. for piano)
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Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto
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