Vladimir Sofronitsky in Tuition

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Vladimir Sofronitsky in Tuition

Catalogue No:

EDITION003

Discs:

1

Release date:

28th Feb 2011

Barcode:

5027731707133

Medium:

CD
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Vladimir Sofronitsky in Tuition

From the personal archives of his friend and former pupil, Pavel Lobanov, never-before-released recordings of the Russian Master's famed lessons


Debussy:

Reflets dans l'eau (No. 1 from Images pour piano - Book 1)

Recorded 1954

Liszt:

La leggierezza - Étude de concert No. 2, S144

Recorded 1954

Mendelssohn:

Etude in A Minor Op. 104b

Recorded 1954

Schumann:

Carnaval, Op. 9

Recorded 4th March 1947

Scriabin:

Prelude, Op. 11 No. 4 in E minor

Lesson: 2nd October 1954

Prelude, Op. 11 No. 5 in D major

Lesson: 2nd October 1954

Poème in F sharp major, Op. 32 No. 1

Lesson: 2nd October 1954

Prelude, Op. 22 No. 1 in G sharp minor

Recorded 21st September 1954

Prelude, Op. 11 No. 4 in E minor

Recorded 21st September 1954

Mazurka in E minor, Op. 25 No. 3

Recorded 21st September 1954

Prelude, Op. 22 No. 3 in B minor

Recorded 21st September 1954 (first few notes missing, with first bar of Op. 22 No. 4 following)

Prelude, Op. 13 No. 6 in B minor

Recorded 4th March 1947

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

Recorded 1954


Vladimir Sofronitsky (piano/teacher), Pavel Lobanov (pupil)

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This CD brings over twenty-five minutes of Sofronitsky's teaching of three of Scriabin’s pieces as well as performances of four Scriabin pieces, all recorded privately at his Moscow apartment in 1954. The lessons are meticulously indexed with carefully labelled translations in the booklet. There's also a selection of private and live recordings from 1947 and 1954 of works by Scriabin, Schumann, Liszt, Debussy and Mendelssohn.

WARNING: Although sonically challenged, these recordings have been available due to their profound historical significance. Also, the relatively extreme length [79.57] of this CD may cause reading problems in some early model players.

Gramophone Magazine

October 2002

“A fascinating glimpse into the teaching methods of a Russian master pianist...Sofronitsky’s charisma, the fascination he held for so many musicians...shine[s] through...Sofronitsky’s spontaneity and vitality can be enchanting; never more so than in the final section of ‘Promenade’ from Carnaval where Schumann leaves his dancing magic and glides into reverie.”

Irish Times

29th August 2002

“The recording is primitive, but his points are all clearly caught, usually reinforced by demonstrations, and his unclichéing of his pupils' playing is meticulously indexed with carefully labelled translations in the booklet.”

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