Vladimir Sofronitsky: Concert Recordings (Live)

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Vladimir Sofronitsky: Concert Recordings (Live)

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Melodiya

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MELCD1002312

Discs:

6

Release date:

26th Feb 2016

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4600317023127

Length:

5 hours 17 minutes

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5 CDs + DVD Video (download also available)

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Vladimir Sofronitsky: Concert Recordings (Live)


Chopin:

Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20

Scherzo No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 31

Nocturne No. 4 in F major, Op. 15 No. 1

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

Debussy:

Serenade for the Doll

Liadov:

A Musical Snuffbox, Op. 32

Liszt:

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

Mozart:

Fantasia in C minor, K475

Fantasia in C minor, K396

Prokofiev:

Sarcasm Op. 17 No. 5

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

Rachmaninov:

Moment musical No. 2 in E flat minor, Op. 16 No. 2

Moment musical No. 5 in D flat major, Op. 16 No. 5

Schubert:

Impromptu in G flat major, D899 No. 3

Impromptu in A flat major, D899 No. 4

Schumann:

Fantasie in C major, Op. 17

Études symphoniques, Op. 13

Arabeske in C major, Op. 18

Piano Sonata No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 11

Carnaval, Op. 9

Fantasiestücke, Op. 12 No. 1 'Des Abends'

Romance in major, Op. 28 No. 1

Scriabin:

Piano Sonata No. 4 in F sharp major, Op. 30

Poème tragique Op. 34

Waltz in A flat major, Op. 38

Étude Op. 8 No. 11 in B flat minor

Piano Sonata No. 8, Op. 66

Piano Sonata No. 5 in F sharp major, Op. 53

Piano Sonata No. 9, Op. 68 'Black Mass'

Piano Sonata No. 10, Op. 70

Preludes (selection)

Masque, Op. 63, No. 1

Deux poèmes, Op. 32

Poèmes, Op. 69 Nos. 1 & 2

Mazurka in F sharp major, Op. 40 No. 2

Étude Op. 8 No. 12 in D sharp minor

Shostakovich:

Prelude & Fugue for piano, Op. 87 No. 3 in G major

Prelude & Fugue for piano, Op. 87 No. 9 in E major

plus:

Disc 6 (DVD)

“Geniuses: Vladimir Sofronitsky,”

a film by Andrei Konchalovsky (2007, 44 min.)

Screenplay by Andrei Konchalovsky

Directed by Andrei Konchalovsky

Directors of photography: Igor Ryabtsev, Dmitri Koval, Igor Skromny


Vladimir Sofronitsky (piano)

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Firma Melodiya and the Andrei Konchalovsky Foundation present a unique set dedicated to the outstanding Russian pianist of the 20th century Vladimir Sofronitsky.

Simple words are not enough to speak about the musician. His art and his performing style are beyond any definitions. It’s difficult to compare him with the others, even the greatest of his contemporary peers. “…A seal of something unusual, sometimes almost supernatural, mysterious, unexplainable and imperiously attractive is always on his play,” Heinrich Neuhaus wrote. When Maria Yudina, Sviatoslav Richter and other outstanding pianists spoke about Sofronitsky, they always stressed their admiration for him without a shadow of artistic jealousy. Sofronitsky who tolerated no clichés strongly objected to the reputation of a Scriabinist although he found his own inimitable key to Scriabin’s music at an early age. Those who had a chance to hear the composer play said that only Sofronitsky was congenial to Scriabin’s interpretations. With a hostile attitude to studio work, the pianist felt truly free only in concert. He was able to perform the same piece differently even just a few days later. Every time Sofronitsky played, he re-experienced music, let it through himself as if he confessed before the audience. Perhaps that was the main secret of his magical impact. Many of the remaining concert recordings still preserve that sensation. Five of six discs include recordings made at Vladimir Sofronitsky’s recitals in 1951 to 1960, including works of Scriabin, Schumann, Chopin, Schubert, Liszt, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Lyadov, Debussy, Prokofiev and Shostakovich.

The sixth disc of the set includes a documentary on Vladimir Sofronitsky (from the series Geniuses) filmed by the outstanding contemporary director Andrei Konchalovsky.

Robert Schumann: Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17

I. Durchaus fantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen

II. Mäßig. Durchaus energisch

III. Langsam getragen. Durchweg leise zu halten

Robert Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13

Theme

Etude I

Variation posth. I

Etude II

Etude III

Etude IV

Etude V

Variation Posth. IV

Etude VII

Etude VII

Variation Posth. II

Variation Posth. V

Etude VIII

Etude IX

Etude X

Etude XI

Etude XII

Robert Schumann: Arabeske in C Major, Op. 18

Arabeske in C Major, Op. 18

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Fantasia in C Minor, K. 475

Fantasia in C Minor, K. 475

Franz Schubert: 4 Impromptus, Op. 90, D. 899

No. 3 in G-Flat Major

No. 4 in A-Flat Major

Robert Schumann: Piano Sonata No. 1 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 11

I. Introduzione

II. Aria

III. Scherzo

IV. Finale

Frédéric Chopin: Nocturnes, Op. 15

No. 2 in F-Sharp Major

No. 1 in F Major

Frédéric Chopin: Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 20

Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 20

Frédéric Chopin: Scherzo No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 31

Scherzo No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 31

Robert Schumann: Carnaval, Op. 9

No. 1 Préambule

No. 2 Pierrot

No. 3 Arlequin

No. 4 Valse noble

No. 5 Eusebius

No. 6 Florestan

No. 7 Coquette

No. 8 Réplique

No. 9 Papillons

No. 10 A.S.C.H. – S.C.H.A - Lettres Dansantes

No. 11 Chiarina

No. 12 Chopin

No. 13 Estrella

No. 14 Reconnaissance

No. 15 Pantalon et Colombine

No. 16 Valse allemande - Paganini

No. 17 Aveu

No. 18 Promenade

No. 19 Pause - No. 20 Marche des Davidsbündler contre les Philistins

Robert Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op. 12: I. Des Abends

Fantasiestücke, Op. 12: I. Des Abends

Robert Schumann: 3 Romances, Op. 28: No. 1 in B-Flat Minor

3 Romances, Op. 28: No. 1 in B-Flat Minor

Alexander Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 4 in F-Sharp Major, Op. 30

I. Andante

II. Prestissimo volando

Alexander Scriabin: Poème tragique, Op. 34

Poème tragique, Op. 34

Alexander Scriabin: Valse in A-Flat Major, Op. 38

Valse in A-Flat Major, Op. 38

Alexander Scriabin: 12 Études, Op. 8: No. 11 in B-Flat Minor

12 Études, Op. 8: No. 11 in B-Flat Minor

Sergei Rachmaninoff: 6 Moments musicaux, Op.16

No. 5 in D-Flat Major

No. 2 in E-Flat Minor

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Fantasy in C Minor, K. 396/385f

Fantasy in C Minor, K. 396/385f

Franz Liszt: Années de pèlerinage II, Italie, S. 161: VII. Après une lecture du Dante

Années de pèlerinage II, Italie, S. 161: VII. Après une lecture du Dante

Claude Debussy: Children's Corner, L. 113: III. Serenade for the Doll

Children's Corner, L. 113: III. Serenade for the Doll

Anatoly Lyadov: A Musical Snuffbox, Op. 32

A Musical Snuffbox, Op. 32

Sergei Prokofiev: Sarcasms, Op. 17: V. Precipitosissimo

Sarcasms, Op. 17: V. Precipitosissimo

Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 7 in B-Flat Major, Op. 83

I. Allegro inquieto

II. Andante caloroso

III. Precipitato

Dmitri Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87

No. 9 in E Major

No. 3 in G Major

Alexander Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 8, Op. 66

Piano Sonata No. 8, Op. 66

Alexander Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 5, Op. 53

Piano Sonata No. 5, Op. 53

Alexander Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 9, Op. 68 - "Black Mass"

Piano Sonata No. 9, Op. 68 - "Black Mass"

Alexander Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 10, Op. 70

Piano Sonata No. 10, Op. 70

Alexander Scriabin: 24 Preludes, Op. 11: No. 4 in E Minor

24 Preludes, Op. 11: No. 4 in E Minor

Alexander Scriabin: 6 Preludes, Op. 13: No. 6 in B Minor

6 Preludes, Op. 13: No. 6 in B Minor

Alexander Scriabin: Prelude and Nocturne for the Left Hand, Op. 9: I. Prelude

Prelude and Nocturne for the Left Hand, Op. 9: I. Prelude

Alexander Scriabin: 24 Preludes, Op. 11: No. 10 in C-Sharp Minor

24 Preludes, Op. 11: No. 10 in C-Sharp Minor

Alexander Scriabin: 5 Preludes, Op. 16: No. 5 in F-Sharp Major

5 Preludes, Op. 16: No. 5 in F-Sharp Major

Alexander Scriabin: 24 Preludes, Op. 11

No. 17 in A-Flat Major

No. 19 in E-Flat Major

No. 20 in C Minor

No. 23 in F Major

Alexander Scriabin: 2 Poèmes, Op. 63: No. 1 Masque

2 Poèmes, Op. 63: No. 1 Masque

Alexander Scriabin: 2 Poèmes, Op. 32

No 2 in D Major

No 1 in F-Sharp Major

Alexander Scriabin: 2 Poèmes, Op. 69

No. 1 Allegretto

No. 2 Allegretto

Alexander Scriabin: 2 Mazurkas, Op. 40: No. 2 in F-Sharp Major

2 Mazurkas, Op. 40: No. 2 in F-Sharp Major

Alexander Scriabin: 12 Études, Op. 8: No. 12 in D-Sharp Minor

12 Études, Op. 8: No. 12 in D-Sharp Minor

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