Yevgeny Sudbin plays Liszt, Ravel & Saint-Saëns

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Yevgeny Sudbin plays Liszt, Ravel & Saint-Saëns

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BIS

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BIS1828

Discs:

1

Release date:

29th Oct 2012

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7318599918280

Length:

73 minutes

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Yevgeny Sudbin plays Liszt, Ravel & Saint-Saëns


Liszt:

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

Transcendental Study, S139 No. 10 'Appassionata'

Transcendental Study, S139 No. 11 'Harmonies du soir'

Sonetto 47 del Petrarca (Années de pèlerinage II, S. 161 No. 4)

Sonetto 104 del Petrarca (Années de pèlerinage II, S. 161 No. 5)

Sonetto 123 del Petrarca (Années de pèlerinage II, S. 161 No. 6)

Ravel:

Gaspard de la Nuit

Saint-Saëns:

Danse macabre, Op. 40

based on the transcription by Franz Liszt


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BIS is proud to present a new disc from star pianist Yevgeny Sudbin who here combines works by Liszt, Ravel and Saint-Saëns under the themes of Love, Delirium and Death.

Funérailles is Liszt’s elegy for his Hungarian countrymen who died in the 1849 uprising against Habsburg Rule. Death also appears in Ravel’s depiction of a hanging – Le Gibet (The Gallows) from Gaspard de la Nuit – and closes the programme in Saint-Saëns’ Danse macabre.

Love is present in the Petrarch Sonnets – originally song settings of poems in which Petrarch immortalises, the object of his unrequited passion – and Ravel’s Ondine – the tale of a water nymph tempting a mortal to join her in the depths of the lake.

Delirium is present throughout the disc, especially during the nightmarish portrait of the goblin Scarbo.

Yevgeny Sudbin has received considerable critical acclaim for his recordings on BIS. His disc of music by Scriabin was described in BBC Music Magazine as being ‘as terrifyingly changeable and emotionally all-engulfing as the music itself’.

Franz Liszt: Harmonies poetiques et religieuses, S173/R14

Harmonies poetiques et religieuses, S173/R14: VII. Funerailles

Franz Liszt: 12 Etudes d'execution transcendante, S139/R2b

No. 10 in F minor, "Appassionata"

No. 11 in D flat major, "Harmonies du soir"

Franz Liszt: Annees de pelerinage, 2nd year, Italy, S161/R10b

No. 4. Sonetto 47 del Petrarca (Sonnet 47 of Petrarch)

No. 5. Sonetto 104 del Petrarca (Sonnet 104 of Petrarch)

No. 6. Sonetto 123 del Petrarca (Sonnet 123 of Petrarch)

Maurice Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit

I. Ondine

II. Le gibet

III. Scarbo

Camille Saint-Saens: Danse macabre, Op. 40 (arr. F. Liszt, V. Horowitz and Y. Sudbin for piano)

Danse macabre, Op. 40 (arr. F. Liszt, V. Horowitz and Y. Sudbin for piano)

BBC Music Magazine

February 2013

*****

“His Liszt is remarkable. The F minor Transcendental Study's brand of miraculous virtuosity, at once tumultuous and limpid, is marvellously captured.”

Gramophone Magazine

February 2013

“in an age of much standardised playing, his performances are vividly personal both in technique and in character...few have carried the richly ornamented vocal lines [of the Petrarch Sonnets] forwards with a more breathless ardour and momentum...then there is Ravel's Gaspard in a performance of rare imaginative resource...This is a record I shall return to for an ever-renewed sense of wonder and fascination.”

The Telegraph

15th February 2013

*****

“The macabre images of Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit, in which Sudbin’s brilliant technical command is allied to limpid, subtle tonal shading and luminosity of texture, are captured with a haunting chill in this performance, and the Saint-Saëns opens up wondrous vistas of colour and atmosphere. This is a truly great disc, inspired and inspiring.”

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