- JAN 27, 2023
- Beethoven: Emperor Concerto
- 4 Songs
About Tzvi Erez
In the artist’s words:
Describe one of your earliest musical memories in detail. When I was 6 years old, I got my hands on a Beatles album with the song Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da on it. Having an upright piano at home, I kept playing until I got it just right. That's when the decision was made to start my piano education.
What are your top 3 all-time favorite albums on Apple Music, and why? Why did you choose these three albums in particular? Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (1981 Recording) Chopin: Nocturnes Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas / Wilhelm Kempff My classical repertoire contains Chopin, Beethoven & Bach. When it comes to Chopin Nocturnes, my favourite interpreter is Rubinstein. I grew up listening to Kempf playing Beethoven, and Bach - it's Glenn Gould, with whom I share similar instruction.
Find a song of yours on Apple Music that you love and tell us what makes it special. Tell us why you chose this song. “Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23” My late piano teacher, Mildred Kenton, suggested that I study Ballade 1 by Chopin for my first ever Chopin recording. I also studied it with Andrew Burashko & Antonin Kubalek. Performing the Ballade was a great challenge & achievement for me.
What’s one of the most memorable moments in your career so far? In early 2003, I performed with string quartets featuring musicians from the TSO. Recently, I had the great pleasure of recording several Bach and other major piano concertos with a full orchestra - an unforgettable experience in my musical journey.
Is there anything left on your bucket list as an artist or band? I am planing to do several more major recordings, including the complete Emperor Piano Concerto by Beethoven, and perhaps more Sonatas. Some of my recordings are featured in films. Scoring for the big screen is also on my list.
- October 1967