Kabalevsky: Complete Piano Preludes

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Kabalevsky: Complete Piano Preludes



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29th June 2009




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Kabalevsky: Complete Piano Preludes


4 Preludes, Op. 5

24 Preludes Op. 38

6 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 61

Alexandre Dossin (piano)



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Drawing on the Chopin model of alternating major and minor keys, as well as on Russian folk melodies, Kabalevsky’s 24 Preludes (1943-4) find the composer’s writing at its most distinctive.

They are coupled with the early 4 Preludes (1927), in which the influence of Prokofiev is seldom far away, and the Preludes and Fugues (1958-9), six widely contrasting and expressive preludes yoked to their traditional fugal partners.

This is the second recording of Kabalevsky’s piano music by Alexandre Dossin, First Prize and Special Prize winner at the 2003 Martha Argerich International Piano Competition. The three Piano Sonatas can be heard on Naxos 8.570822.

“Alexandre Dossin is an accomplished musician and a wonderful pianist. I had the opportunity to hear him play solo, chamber music and concertos. His performances are magnificent, with very pure musical insight and an extreme sensitivity, together with real virtuosity and a very personal way of unfolding interesting ideas. The feeling that there is always more coming makes his performances a very strong experience.” Martha Argerich

Dmitry Borisovich Kabalevsky: 4 Preludes, Op. 5

No. 1. Semplice

No. 2. Vivo e leggiero

No. 3. Moderato quasi andante

No. 4. Allegro molto

Dmitry Borisovich Kabalevsky: 24 Preludes, Op. 38

No. 1. Andantino

No. 2. Scherzando

No. 3. Vivace

No. 4. Andantino

No. 5. Andante sostenuto

No. 6. Allegro molto

No. 7. Moderato e tranquillo

No. 8. Andante non troppo - Semplice e cantando

No. 9. Allegretto scherzando

No. 10. Non troppo allegro, ma agitato - Recitando, rubato

No. 11. Vivace scherzando

No. 12. Adagio

No. 13. Allegro non troppo

No. 14. Prestissimo possibile

No. 15. Allegro marcato

No. 16. Allegro tenebroso

No. 17. Andantino tranquillo

No. 18. Largamente con gravita

No. 19. Allegretto

No. 20. Andantino semplice

No. 21. Festivamente (non troppo allegro)

No. 22. Scherzando. Non troppo allegro

No. 23. Andante sostenuto

No. 24. Allegro feroce

Dmitry Borisovich Kabalevsky: 6 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 61

Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in G major, "A Summer Morning On The Lawn"

Prelude and Fugue No. 2 in C major, "Becoming A Young Pioneer"

Prelude and Fugue No. 3 in E minor, "An Evening Song Beyond The River"

Prelude and Fugue No. 4 in A major, "At The Young Pioneer Summer Camp"

Prelude and Fugue No. 5 in C minor, "The Story Of A Hero"

Prelude and Fugue No. 6 in F major, "A Feast Of Labour"

Gramophone Magazine

November 2009

“Alexandre Dossin brings his muscular technique to bear with impressive results…”

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