Balakirev - Piano Concertos

Naxos: 8570396

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Balakirev - Piano Concertos

Label:

Naxos

Catalogue No:

8570396
(8.570396)

Discs:

1

Release date:

2nd Feb 2009

Barcode:

0747313039678

Length:

69 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Balakirev - Piano Concertos


Balakirev:

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

Piano Concerto No. 2 in E flat major

completed by Sergey Lyapunov

Grand Fantasia on Russian Folksongs, Op. 4


Anastasia Seifetdinova (piano)

Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, Dmitry Yablonsky

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Leader of the ‘Mighty Handful’ of Russian composers, Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev was praised by Rimsky-Korsakov as “an excellent pianist … endowed by nature with a sense of correct harmony and part-writing”, qualities abundantly evident in his two piano concertos, the second of which was completed by Sergey Lyapunov.

Brimming with Romantic bravura, rich orchestrations and solo writing that, while distinctive, can often stand comparison with Tchaikovsky, these are highly appealing works.

With his Grande Fantaisie on Russian Folksongs, Balakirev made an important contribution to Russian nationalist music.

“For a critic, hearing a new pianist with a truly warm, luscious tone is like breathing in the scent of jasmine blooming - a pleasure to be recalled again and again - and so I’m happy to report that from the first note she touched at her Weill Hall recital, Anastasia Seifetdinova was a genuine pleasure to listen to.” New York Concert Review

Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev: Piano Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1

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

Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev: Piano Concerto No. 2 in E flat major (completed by S. Lyapunov)

I. Allegro non troppo

II. Adagio

III. Allegro risoluto

Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev: Grande Fantaisie on Russian Folksongs, Op. 4

Grande Fantaisie on Russian Folksongs, Op. 4

The Telegraph

28th April 2009

***

“All three pieces are given proficient performances..”

The Guardian

10th April 2009

***

“The performances are impressive...Dmitry Yablonsky conducts the Russian Philharmonic with considerable elan, too.”

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