Sergey Vassilievich Rachmaninov

(1873-1943)

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Ruhr Piano Festival Edition Vol. 28: Portraits VI

Ruhr Piano Festival Edition Vol. 28: Portraits VI


Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben': Jesu, bleibet meine Freude

arr. Busoni

Benjamin Moser (piano)

Prelude & Fugue Book 2 No. 24, BWV893

Denis Kozhukhin (piano)

Chorale Prelude BWV639 'Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ'

Denis Kozhukhin (piano)

Prelude & Fugue Book 2 No. 7, BWV876

Sophie-Mayuko Vetter (piano)

Prelude & Fugue Book 1 No. 13 in F sharp major, BWV858

Sophie-Mayuko Vetter (piano)

Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31 No. 2 'Tempest'

Benjamin Moser (piano)

Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111

Benjamin Moser (piano)

Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53 'Waldstein'

Boris Giltburg (piano)

Brahms:

Intermezzo in A major, Op. 118 No. 2

Benjamin Moser (piano)

Piano Sonata No. 1 in C major, Op. 1

Denis Kozhukhin (piano)

Busoni:

Transcription of Bach's Partita BWV 1004: Chaconne

Boris Giltburg (piano)

Transcription of Bach's Partita BWV 1004: Chaconne

Sophie-Mayuko Vetter (piano)

Chopin:

Mazurka No. 34 in C major, Op. 56 No. 2

Alexander Mogilevsky (piano)

Mazurka No. 45 in A minor, Op. 67 No. 4

Alexander Mogilevsky (piano)

Mazurka No. 3 in E major, Op. 6 No. 3

Alexander Mogilevsky (piano)

Mazurka No. 41 in C sharp minor, Op. 63 No. 3

Alexander Mogilevsky (piano)

Prelude Op. 28 No. 1 in C major

Alexander Mogilevsky (piano)

Prelude Op. 28 No. 4 in E minor

Alexander Mogilevsky (piano)

Prelude Op. 28 No. 9 in E major

Alexander Mogilevsky (piano)

Prelude Op. 28 No. 22 in G minor

Alexander Mogilevsky (piano)

Prelude Op. 28 No. 23 in F major

Alexander Mogilevsky (piano)

Prelude Op. 28 No. 24 in D minor

Alexander Mogilevsky (piano)

Prelude Op. 28 No. 18 in F minor

Sophie-Mayuko Vetter (piano)

Prelude Op. 28 No. 19 in E flat major

Sophie-Mayuko Vetter (piano)

Prelude Op. 28 No. 13 in F sharp major

Sophie-Mayuko Vetter (piano)

Prelude Op. 28 No. 22 in G minor

Sophie-Mayuko Vetter (piano)

Prelude Op. 28 No. 23 in F major

Sophie-Mayuko Vetter (piano)

Prelude Op. 28 No. 24 in D minor

Sophie-Mayuko Vetter (piano)

Handel:

Keyboard Suite, HWV 428 in D minor

Sophie-Mayuko Vetter (piano)

Haydn:

Piano Sonata No. 59 in E flat major, Hob.XVI:49

Denis Kozhukhin (piano)

Music for a Musical Clock, Hob. XIX/1-24

Sophie-Mayuko Vetter (piano)

Ligeti:

Étude No. 13 'L'escalier du diable'

Denis Kozhukhin (piano)

Liszt:

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 4 in E flat major

Alexander Mogilevsky (piano)

Réminiscences de "Don Juan" (after Mozart), S. 418

Alexander Mogilevsky (piano)

Ouvertüre zu R Wagners Tannhäuser S442

Denis Kozhukhin (piano)

Prokofiev:

Piano Sonata No. 7 in B flat major, Op. 83

Alexander Mogilevsky (piano)

Piano Sonata No. 8 in B flat major, Op. 84

Boris Giltburg (piano)

Rachmaninov:

Prelude Op. 32 No. 12 in G sharp minor

Benjamin Moser (piano)

Étude-Tableau, Op. 39 No. 5 in E flat minor

Benjamin Moser (piano)

Prelude Op. 23 No. 10 in G flat major

Benjamin Moser (piano)

Prelude Op. 32 No. 12 in G sharp minor

Alexander Mogilevsky (piano)

Ruzicka:

Fünf Szenen

world premiere

Sophie-Mayuko Vetter (piano)

Schumann:

Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Traümerei

Alexander Mogilevsky (piano)

Tchaikovsky:

The Seasons, Op. 37b: May ('Starlit Nights')

Boris Giltburg (piano)

The Seasons, Op. 37b: August ('Harvest')

Boris Giltburg (piano)


These are live recordings from 2010/2011.

All of these artists are on the verge of a major international career.

Their recitals cover a wide range of range of repertoire, from Bach to Ligeti.

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Rachmaninov: Complete Piano Concertos

Rachmaninov: Complete Piano Concertos


Rachmaninov:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1

Berliner Philharmoniker

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18

Berliner Philharmoniker

Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30

London Symphony Orchestra

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 40

London Symphony Orchestra


Leif Ove Andsnes has long been renowned for his powerfully emotive and disciplined performances of Rachmaninov: attributes prized by the supreme composer-pianist himself. This set brings together for the first time the complete cycle of acclaimed concerto recordings, including the perennially loved Second in an award-winning live performance, acclaimed by Gramophone as ‘a Rolls-Royce reading.’

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John Ogdon: Legendary British Virtuoso

John Ogdon: Legendary British Virtuoso


Albéniz:

Tango (No. 2 from Espana, Op. 165)

Bach, J S:

Prelude & Fugue Book 1 No. 5 in D major, BWV850

arr. Hess

Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben': Jesu, bleibet meine Freude

arr. Hess

Bartók:

Piano Concerto No. 1, BB 91, Sz. 83

Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Malcolm Sargent

Piano Concerto No. 3, BB 127, Sz. 119

Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Malcolm Sargent

Sonata for Two Pianos & Percussion, BB 115, Sz. 110

with Brenda Lucas (piano) & James Holland, Tristan Fry (percussion)

Beethoven:

Andante Favori in F, Wo057

Für Elise (Bagatelle in A minor, WoO59)

Birtwistle:

Precis

Blake, D:

Variations for Piano

Busoni:

10 Variations on Chopin’s C minor Prelude (revised 1922 version of Op. 22)

Piano Concerto in C major, Op. 39

Men’s voices of the John Alldis Choir & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Daniel Revenaugh

Turandots Frauengemach (Intermezzo), No. 4 from Elegies

Sonatina No. 6 (Chamber Fantasy on Themes from Bizet's Carmen)

Chaminade:

Automne, Op. 35 No. 2

Chopin:

Étude Op. 10 No. 3 in E major 'Tristesse'

Étude Op. 10 No. 12 in C minor ‘Revolutionary'

Nocturne No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9 No. 2

Nocturne No. 5 in F sharp major, Op. 15 No. 2

Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23

Prelude Op. 28 No. 7 in A major

Prelude Op. 28 No. 15 in D flat major ‘Raindrop'

Mazurka No. 5 in B flat major, Op. 7 No. 1

Mazurka No. 23 in D major, Op. 33 No. 2

Scherzo No. 3 in C sharp minor, Op. 39

Polonaise No. 3 in A major, Op. 40 No. 1 'Military'

Polonaise No. 6 in A flat major, Op. 53 'Héroïque'

Waltz No. 6 in D flat major, Op. 64 No. 1 'Minute Waltz'

Waltz No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64 No. 2

Impromptu No. 4 in C sharp minor, Op. 66 'Fantaisie-Impromptu'

Davies, Maxwell:

Five Piano Pieces, Op. 2

Debussy:

Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)

Préludes - Book 1: No. 11, La Danse de Puck

Préludes - Book 1: No. 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin

Dukas:

Piano Sonata in E flat minor

Dutilleux:

Piano Sonata

Fauré:

Ballade in F sharp major for solo piano or piano & orchestra, Op. 19

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux

Franck, C:

Symphonic Variations for piano & orchestra, M46

Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli

Glazunov:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 92

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Berglund

Goehr:

Pieces (3), Op. 18

Granados:

Goyescas: Quejas ó La Maja y el Ruiseñor

Grieg:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16

New Philharmonia Orchestra, Paavo Berglund

Lyric Pieces Op. 65: No. 6 - Wedding Day at Troldhaugen

Hall, Richard:

Suite

Headington:

Toccata

Hoddinott:

Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 27

Ibert:

Le petit âne blanc (from Histoires)

Ireland:

The Holy Boy

April

Liszt:

Fantasy on Hungarian Folk-tunes, S123

Rhapsodie espagnole, S254

Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir John Pritchard

Un Sospiro from 3 Concert Studies, S144 No. 3

Liebestraum, S541 No. 1 (Nocturne in A flat major)

Liebestraum, S541 No. 3 (Nocturne in A flat major)

Piano Sonata in B minor, S178

Two Concert Studies, S145/R6: Gnomenreigen; Waldesrauschen

Trauer-Vorspiel und Trauermarsch, S206 (1885)

En rêve - Nocturne S207

Réminiscences de "Don Juan" (after Mozart), S. 418

Réminiscences de Simone Boccanegra, S.438

Après une lecture du Dante, fantasia quasi sonata (Années de pèlerinage II, S. 161 No. 7)

Mephisto Waltz No. 1

Mephisto Waltz No. 3

Csárdás macabre, S. 224

Polonaise No. 2 in E major, S223 No. 2

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 15 in A minor 'Rákóczy Marsch'

Étude d'exécution transcendante d'après Paganini, S. 140 No. 2

Étude d'exécution transcendante d'après Paganini, S. 140 No. 3

arr. Busoni

Funérailles (Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S. 173 No. 7)

Valse oubliée No. 1, S.215/1

Litolff:

From Concerto symphonique, No. 4 Op. 102: Scherzo

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux

Mendelssohn:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25

London Symphony Orchestra, Aldo Ceccato

Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 40

London Symphony Orchestra, Aldo Ceccato

Rondo brillant in E flat major, Op. 29

London Symphony Orchestra, Aldo Ceccato

Messiaen:

Cantéyodjayâ

Moszkowski:

Waltz in E major, Op. 34 No. 1

Mozart:

Fantasia in D minor, K397

Ogdon:

Piano Concerto No.1

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Lawrence Foster

Piano Sonata

Theme and Variations

Poulenc:

Mouvement perpétuel No. 1 in C major

Rachmaninov:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18

Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir John Pritchard

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43

Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir John Pritchard

Études-Tableaux, Op. 33

Etudes-Tableaux, Op. 39

Prelude Op. 3 No. 2 in C sharp minor

Rawsthorne:

Ballade

Schmitt, F:

Mirages, Op. 70

Schumann:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

New Philharmonia Orchestra, Paavo Berglund

Nachtstücke, Op. 23 No. 4

Scott, C:

Lotus Land, Op. 47 No. 1 (W183)

Danse nègre, Op.58 No.5 (W89)

Sherlaw Johnson:

Piano Sonata No. 2

Shostakovich:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Lawrence Foster

Sinding:

Frühlingsrauschen (Rustle of Spring), Op. 32 No 3

Stevenson:

Passacaglia on D.S.C.H

Tchaikovsky:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23

Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli

Tippett:

Piano Concerto

Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis

Piano Sonata No. 1 'Fantasy Sonata'

Piano Sonata No. 2


John Ogdon (piano)

John Ogdon was born on 27th January, 1937 in Mansfield Woodhouse in Nottinghamshire and died on 1st August, 1989 in London. His first serious study of the piano was at the Royal Manchester College of Music where his contemporaries were Alexander Goehr, Harrison Birtwistle and Peter Maxwell Davies; he also studied composition with Richard Hall, all of whom have music recorded in this collection. His prowess was noticed when he replaced an indisposed soloist in Brahms’s Second Piano Concerto in Liverpool and played almost at sight. At the age of 21 he made his London debut at the Proms in 1958 with Busoni’s Concerto (which he recorded in 1967).

In 1961 he was awarded the Liszt Prize in Budapest and the following year shared the coveted first prize at the Moscow Tchaikovsky competition with Vladimir Ashkenazy; this achievement launched his international career. His recordings from this time not only attest to his remarkable virtuosity and intense musicianship but also his determination to explore both rarer and modern repertoire and give them the performances that show them to their best advantage.

This collection therefore contains not merely the classics – concertos by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Schumann and Grieg and solos by Liszt and Chopin – but rarer concertos by Mendelssohn, Glazunov Bartók as well as the aforementioned Busoni. The major contribution to the catalogue of recorded music must be the solo piano works by the 20th century composers: Sir Michael Tippett, Alan Rawsthorne, Alun Hoddinott, Christopher Headington, David Blake, Robert Sherlaw Johnson and his teacher and colleagues from his days in Mancheser: Richard Hall and the previously mentioned Goehr, Birtwistle and Maxwell Davies as well as works by himself. One further work requires especial mention: Ronald Stevenson’s Passacaglia on DSCH, the composer’s tribute to Dmitri Shostakovich.

At over 85 minutes duration it has to be split across two CDs and the work together with Ogdon’s support of it yielded the highest praise.

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Rachmaninov: Etudes-tableaux, Opp. 33 & 39

Rachmaninov: Etudes-tableaux, Opp. 33 & 39


Rachmaninov:

Études-Tableaux, Op. 33

Etudes-Tableaux, Op. 39

First International Release on CD of The 1973 Recordings


The seventeen Études-tableaux date from the last decade of Rachmaninov’s life in Russia. By this time he had completed Preludes in each of the major and minor keys and was ready to move in a slightly different direction. By qualifying the term with the word tableau, Rachmaninov seemed to be suggesting the introduction of a visual or even programmatic element into these complex ‘studies’. Vladimir Ashkenazy recorded the Op. 33 set of Études-tableaux four years apart, taping Nos. 2, 3, 5 and 6 in September 1977 and Nos. 1, 4, 7 and 8 in April 1981. He recorded the Op. 39 set twice – first in February 1973 and then in June 1985 / September 1986. The 1985-86 recordings were released internationally on CD, and this is the first international release of the earlier 1973 recordings.

“Ashkenazy's Etudes-tableaux are outstanding. Includes the 1973 recording of Op. 39 which is broadly similar in conception to the more familiar digital remake.” BBC Music Magazine, December 2012 *****

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Russian Piano Encores

Russian Piano Encores


Borodin:

Scherzo in A flat

Liadov:

A Musical Snuffbox, Op. 32

Prokofiev:

Romeo & Juliet before parting

Masks from ‘Romeo and Juliet'

Rachmaninov:

Prelude Op. 3 No. 2 in C sharp minor

Étude-Tableau, Op. 39 No. 1 in C minor

Étude-Tableau, Op. 39 No. 2 in A minor

Étude-Tableau, Op. 39 No. 5 in E flat minor

Lilacs, Op. 21 No. 5

Daisies, Op. 38 No. 3

Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14

arr. Kocsis

Shostakovich:

Lyric Waltz (from Dances of the Dolls)

Short Piece from The Gadfly, Op. 97

Spanish Dance from The Gadfly, Op. 97

Nocturne (The Limpid Stream)

Polka from The Golden Age, Op. 22

Taneyev:

Prelude and Fugue in G sharp minor, Op. 29

Tchaikovsky:

The Seasons, Op. 37b: June (Barcarolle)

Dumka (Russian Rustic Scene), Op. 59


Many European countries have vied with one another in claiming the largest number of piano virtuosos. No one would dispute, though, that Russia has generated more than its share. The so-called ‘Russian piano school’, which originated in the 1800s with brilliant performers such as Alexander Siloti and brothers Anton and Nikolai Rubinstein, continues to produce first-class pianists, and to influence performance styles and keyboard virtuosity all around the world.

Given Russia’s richness in superstar pianists, it is not surprising that Russian composers have composed extensively for the piano. Some of the composers represented in this collection were impressive pianists in their own right, and they composed music designed to display their own technique and artistry. Others were more modestly gifted as performers, but still composed idiomatically for the piano.

This collection brings together recordings by Vladimir Ashkenazy spanning some 40 years, from November 1963 (the three Rachmaninov Études-Tableaux) to March 2004 (the Kocsis transcription of Vocalise). Some of them appeared as fillers for bigger works – for instance, the Études-Tableaux were coupled with the 1964 recording of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Kyril Kondrashin, one of Ashkenazy’s earliest recording for Decca, and his first solo recording for the label. Tchaikovsky’s Dumka and the pieces by Taneyev, Liadov and Borodin were recorded in January 1983 and issued on LP as a coupling for his digital recording of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. The two pieces from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet were taped in 1968 as couplings for the composer’s Eighth Piano Sonata.

“This wide-ranging conspectus of Russian piano miniatures spans Ashkenazy's career from 1963 to 2004. Fine playing, occasionally short on charm.” BBC Music Magazine, December 2012 ****

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Treasures of Chamber Music 2

Treasures of Chamber Music 2


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Britten:

Sonata for cello and piano in C major, Op. 65

Gubaidulina:

Rejoice! (Freue dich) -Sonata for Violin and Cello

Haydn:

Four London Trios

Divertimento No. 2 in A minor, Hob.XI:81

Divertimento No. 6 in F major, Hob.XI:117

Mozart:

Divertimento in D major, K136

Divertimento in B flat major, K137

Divertimento in F major, K138

Clarinet Quintet in A major, K581

Prokofiev:

Cello Sonata in C major, Op. 119

Rachmaninov:

Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19

Schubert:

String Quintet in C major, D956

Piano Quintet in A major, D667 'The Trout'

Shostakovich:

String Quartet No. 15 In E Flat Minor, Op. 144

Sibelius:

String Quartet in D minor, Op. 56 'Voces Intimae'

Strauss, R:

Cello Sonata in F major, Op. 6

Verdi:

String Quartet in E minor


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Hush

Hush


Bach, J S:

Anna Magdalene's Notebook: Musette

Barrière, J:

Sonata for 2 cellos, No 10 in G major: Allegro prestissimo

Gounod:

Ave Maria

McFerrin:

Grace

Stars

Coyote

Hoedown!

Good-bye!

Rachmaninov:

Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14

Rimsky Korsakov:

Flight of the Bumble Bee

trad.:

Little Baby

Vivaldi:

Concerto for 2 Mandolins in G major, RV 532: 2nd movement, Andante


Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Bobby McFerrin (vocalist)

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Organ Extravaganza!

Organ Extravaganza!


Alford:

Colonel Bogey March

Bossi, M E:

Étude Symphonique Op. 78

Coates, E:

Dam Busters March

arr. Edward Marsh

Cocker:

Tuba Tune

Elgar:

Chanson de Matin, Op. 15 No. 2

arr. A. Herbert Brewer

Gounod:

Funeral March of a Marionette

arr. W.T. Best

Jessel:

Parade of the Tin Soldiers

Jongen:

Toccata for organ in D flat major, Op. 104

Ketèlbey:

In a Persian Market

arr. Matthews

Marsh, E:

Toccata La Vallee Verte, sur le Theme 'Pat le Facteur'

Nicholas, J:

Toccata Giubiloso

Ogden, N:

Penguins' Playtime

Rachmaninov:

Prelude Op. 3 No. 2 in C sharp minor

arr. Vierne

Saint-Saëns:

Danse macabre, Op. 40

arr. E.H.Lemare

Scotson Clark:

Marche aux Flambeaux

ed. Edward Marsh

Sousa:

The Stars and Stripes Forever

arr. Edward Marsh

Strachey:

In Party Mood

arr. George Blackmore

Williams, Charles:

The Devil's Galop

arr. Blackmore


Kevin Bowyer (organ)

“Mostly for fans of fairground music, but there is no denying Bowyer has flair.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2013 **

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Martha Argerich & Friends: Live from the Lugano Festival 2011

Martha Argerich & Friends: Live from the Lugano Festival 2011


Beethoven:

Violin Sonata No. 8 in G major, Op. 30 No. 3

Renaud Capucon (violin), Martha Argerich (piano)

Haydn:

Piano Trio No. 43 in C Major, Hob.XV:27

Alissa Margulis (violin), Julian Steckel (cello)

Liszt:

Concerto pathétique in E minor for two pianos, S258

Martha Argerich (piano), Lilya Zilberstein (piano)

Mozart:

Sonata for Piano duet in F major, K497

Cristina Marton (piano), Martha Argerich (piano)

Rachmaninov:

Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor, Op. post.

Denis Kozhukhin (piano), Renaud Capucon (violin), Yan Levionnois (cello)

Ravel:

La Valse (for 2 pianos)

Martha Argerich (piano), Sergio Tiempo (piano)

Piano Concerto in G major

Martha Argerich (piano)

Orchestral della Svizzera Italiana, Jacek Kaspszyk

Schumann:

Fantasiestücke, Op. 73

Gautier Capucon (cello), Martha Argerich (piano)

Shostakovich:

Moscow-Cheryomushki, Op. 105

arr. by Andrew Cornall and transcribed for 3 pianos by C.M. Griguoli

Giorgia Tomassi (piano), Carlo Maria Griguoli (piano), Alessandro Stella (piano)

Zarebski:

Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 34

Martha Argerich (piano), Dora Schwarzberg (violin), Lucia Hall (violin), Lida Chen (viola), Gautier Capucon (cello)


EMI Classics is pleased to release the latest instalment of highlights from the Martha Argerich Project at the Lugano Festival. This is the ninth annual 3-CD set celebrating the musical fruits of a project in which young artists join seasoned performers, including Martha Argerich herself, to explore wide-ranging chamber music and orchestral repertoire, both well known and rarely heard.

The CDs, recorded in the summer of 2011, are being released in anticipation of the Festival’s 2012 season in June. As a chamber music event which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2011, this series has become a laboratory that gives guest artists a chance to prove themselves not only in well-known masterpieces but also in rarely performed repertoire.

This is the second instalment released in slim-line clamshell packaging, which better represents the prestige of this release and makes it of suitable size for newspaper/magazine promotions.

As in previous years, the piano stands at the centre of the programming,

This 3CD set welcomes back mainly familiar names from the previous Live from the Lugano Festival releases including pianists Lilya Zilberstein, Sergio Tiempo and Polina Leschenko as well as Virgin Classics’ inimitable violin- and cello-soloist brothers, Renaud and Gautier Capuçon and violinists Lucia Hall and Lida Chen.

Few artists have nurtured and promoted emerging young musicians with the level of personal commitment shown by Martha Argerich. In the process, she has created inspired and inspirational chamber music partnerships mixing established and up-and-coming artists. A legend in her own lifetime for her technical mastery and passionate artistry, Argerich possesses an infectious spirit that has fired her own performances and partnerships as well as those of her colleagues and protégés.

“The Liszt Concerto pathetique...is the best thing on these discs, responding well to the typically wild, dramatic Martha Argerich treatment. Elsewhere in these recitals...she communicates to both audience and her fellow artists an abundance of energy that is, sadly, not always well directed.” BBC Music Magazine, August 2012 ***

“These may or may not be likely to become library choices for this repertoire but to invite comparisons is hardly the point: what is palpable in these Lugano CD grab-bags is the festival atmosphere and the intensity of chamber music-making at such a high level.” Gramophone Magazine, October 2012

“This 2011 instalment is exceptionally interesting, with rarities including the big-boned, folksy piano quintet by the Polish composer Juliusz Zarębski...The highlight is an absolutely titanic account of Liszt's flamboyant Concerto pathétique with Lilya Zilberstein: breathtaking.” The Observer, 3rd June 2012

“a sense of the musicians’ infectious enjoyment, even when their musicality is of the most serious kind, emanates from this entire programme. Argerich’s presence and ever-youthful spirit conspire to inspire performances of untold pleasure.” The Telegraph, 17th May 2012

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Daniil Shafran: cello

Daniil Shafran: cello


Bach, J S:

Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV1008

Cello Suite No. 4 in E flat major, BWV1010

Cello Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV1012

Boccherini:

Cello Concerto No. 9 in B flat major, G 482

Orchestra of the Leningrad State Philharmonic Society

Brahms:

Cello Sonata No. 1 In E Minor, Op. 38

Felix Gotlib (piano)

Chopin:

Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 65

Anton Ginsburg (piano)

Haydn:

Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, Hob. VIIb:2 (Op. 101)

USSR State Symphony Orchestra

Prokofiev:

Cello Sonata in C major, Op. 119

Anton Ginsburg (piano)

Rachmaninov:

Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19

Anton Ginsburg (piano)

Shostakovich:

Cello Sonata in D minor, Op. 40

Dmitri Shostakovich (piano)

Tchaikovsky:

Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33

Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow State Philharmonic Society


Daniil Borisovich Shafran had a creative career of more than 60 years and music journalist Artyom Vagraftik described him as “…a man who was literally chained to his cello and who imagined no life without constant communication with music.”

In this 5 CD collection, he performs works by Bach, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Brahms, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Boccherini, Haydn and Tchaikovsky.

Melodiya - MELCD1001938

(CD - 5 discs)

$36.00

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