Prokofiev: Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75

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Prokofiev: Ballet and Opera Transcriptions

Prokofiev: Ballet and Opera Transcriptions


Prokofiev:

Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75

Three Pieces Op. 96: Mephisto-Walzer aus 'Lermontov'

Two Pieces from The Love of Three Oranges, Op. 33b

Cinderella - Six Pieces of Piano, Op. 102


Composers have always relied on piano transcriptions as a means of bringing selected extracts from large-scale dramatic works to the attention of a wider audience than would otherwise be possible, and Prokofiev was no exception. Although he craved success as a composer of the stage and published a total of seventeen operas and ballets, he almost invariably encountered difficulties in his attempts to get these works performed. Never one to let good music go to waste, Prokofiev diligently composed piano arrangements of excerpts from a number of his stage works, thereby encouraging his public to become familiar with the highlights until such time as an opportunity might arise to see the work in its entirety.

“Finely tuned accounts, crisply played with flair and imagination. Ashkenazy's range of characterisation is fairly narrow, but this is very reliable playing.” BBC Music Magazine, December 2012 ****

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Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibtion & Prokofiev: Romeo And Juliet

Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibtion & Prokofiev: Romeo And Juliet


Mussorgsky:

Pictures at an Exhibition (piano version)

Prokofiev:

Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75


Kanon Matsuda (piano)

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DG - 4815424

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Keyboard Transcriptions

Keyboard Transcriptions


Horowitz, V:

Variations on a Theme from Bizet's Carmen

Liszt:

Widmung S566 after Schumann (Liebeslied)

Prokofiev:

Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75

Saint-Saëns:

Le carnaval des animaux: Le Cygne

(for solo piano)

Wild:

7 Virtuoso Etudes after Gershwin


Michael Adcock (piano)

Pianist Michael Adcock has been hailed for his prodigious technique and praised by the Washington Post for an “unusually fresh and arresting approach to the piano.” He enjoys a versatile career as a soloist, chamber musician, and pre-concert lecturer. He has won many prestigious awards, including the 1998 Lili Boulanger Memorial Award, and prizes at the 1996 Washington International Competition and the Kosciusko Foundation Chopin Competitions in Chicago and New York. He has degrees from Oberlin College-Conservatory and Peabody Conservatory. This release is a showcase of transcriptions for piano, featuring works by Sergei Prokofiev, Robert Schumann, George Gershwin, Georges Bizet, and Camille Saint-Saens.

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A Madness Most Discreet

A Madness Most Discreet

Love in Piano Music


Granados:

Goyescas: Los Requiebros

Harris, Ross:

Piano Prelude – a landscape with too few lovers

Liszt:

Isolde's Liebestod (after Wagner), S447

Prokofiev:

Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75

Schumann:

Kinderszenen, Op. 15


Stephen De Pledge (piano)

New Zealand pianist Stephen de Pledge’s new album of solo piano music takes it’s title from a line in Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, and presents a selection of ‘Love in Piano Music’.

He begins with Kinderszenen by Robert Schumann, deceptively simple pieces which are reflections on childhood, written for his beloved Clara Wieck two years before they were finally granted permission to marry.

It was Liszt who first described the great final aria in Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde as her ‘Liebestod’ (love-death), and his famous transcription made for solo piano in 1868 and revised in 1875 is perhaps the ultimate expression of a ‘love song’ for piano.

A landscape with too few lovers, painted by the New Zealand artist Colin McCahon, inspired compatriot composer Ross Harris (born 1945) to write this piece for Stephan de Pledge.

Goyescas by the Spanish composer Enrique Granados is in two parts and ‘Los Requiebros’ (Endearments) is heard here. It is by turns flamboyant, seductive, and unmistakably virtuosic. Granados himself gave the suite’s premiere in 1911.

Prokofiev’s arrangement of Ten Pieces for piano solo from Romeo and Juliet was the composers attempt to salvage some of his music from the original ballet score after the director of the Bolshoi, due to premiere the work in the 1935-6 season, was arrested as an ‘enemy of the people’ and shot.

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Les Ballets Russes

Les Ballets Russes


Prokofiev:

Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75

Stravinsky:

The Firebird Suite

arr. Agosti

Tchaikovsky:

The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a

concert suite for piano (trans. Mikhail Pletnev)


Elena Rozanova (piano)

The mythical 'Russian Seasons' organised by Serge Diaghilev were a huge success in Paris in 1909. New musical and choreographic works emerged and built a new era in the field of dance, music and painting in France.

On this disc, which contains everything from Tchaikovsky to Prokofiev and Stravinsky, the listener can follow this evolution through the best extracts of the Ballets Russes.

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Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Prokofiev: Les Ballets Russes

Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Prokofiev: Les Ballets Russes


Prokofiev:

Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75

Stravinsky:

Finale from The Firebird

The Firebird: Danse infernale du roi Kastchei

Berceuse from The Firebird

Tchaikovsky:

The Nutcracker, Op. 71: Concerto-Suite for piano

trans. Mikhail Pletnev


Elena Rozanova (piano)

The mythical "Russian Seasons" organised by Serge Diaghilev were a huge success in Paris in 1909. New musical and choreographic works emerged and built a new era in the field of dance , music and painting in France . On this disc, which contains everything from Tchaikovsky to Prokofiev and Stravinsky , the listener can follow this evolution through the best extracts of the Ballets Russes.

“A delicious selection of transcribed Russian ballet music, performed by Elena Rozanova with plenty of colour, flair, affection and heroic virtuosity. Immensely enjoyable.” BBC Music Magazine, May 2014 ****

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Ballets Russes

Ballets Russes


Prokofiev:

Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75

Ravel:

Daphnis et Chloe: Pantomime

arr. Rabinovich

Danse generale from Daphnis et Chloe, Suite No. 2

arr. Rabinovich

Stravinsky:

Three Movements from Petrushka


Roman Rabinovich (piano)

Roman Rabinovich fuses art and music on his debut Ballets Russes-inspired recording. An accomplished artist, Rabinovich regularly displays his iPad-created sketches alongside concert performances, and has created original artwork for this new release

The disc features composer-arrangements for solo piano: Stravinsky’s Three movements from Petrushka and Prokofiev’s Ten Pieces from Romeo & Juliet Op.75. Rabinovich has also transcribed Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe to complete the disc

Roman Rabinovich won the top prize at the 2008 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition. At the age of 10 he made his debut with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Zubin Mehta, and he has performed at venues including the Leipzig Gerwandhaus, Wigmore Hall, Metropolitan Museum NYC and Paris’ Salle Cortot

“There is plenty of dazzling passagework to savour” BBC Music Magazine, October 2013 ****

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Beata Bilińska plays Mussorgsky Prokofiev

Beata Bilińska plays Mussorgsky Prokofiev


Mussorgsky:

Pictures at an Exhibition (piano version)

Prokofiev:

Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75


Beata Bilińska (piano)

Pictures at an Exhibition is perhaps the best known composition by Mussorgsky. He wrote this suite of piano miniatures in 1874, following the sudden death of his close friend, the architect Victor Hartmann. This CD also features a transcription of melodies from the ballet Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev. In 1937 he arranged, for piano solo, excerpts from the ballet as a suite in ten movements. Beata Bilińska is one of Poland’s leading pianists and has recorded a number of CDs, from Chopin to Penderecki, with the DUX label.

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Nikolai Demidenko plays Musorgsky & Prokofiev

Nikolai Demidenko plays Musorgsky & Prokofiev


Mussorgsky:

Pictures at an Exhibition (piano version)

Prokofiev:

Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75

Toccata in D minor, Op. 11


Musorgsky’s musical tribute to the painter and architect Viktor Hartmann has become his most familiar work, and this recording presents the original piano version of Pictures at an Exhibition. It is an extraordinary work, combining intense demands for virtuoso technique with an inexorable momentum which keeps what is fundamentally an impressionistic work in many movements moving towards its grand climax with the ‘Great Gate of Kiev’ finale.

Prokofiev is one of those composers who would constantly reuse material from one work in another. However, although the Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet may seem at first glance to be merely a medley gleaned from the more famous ballet, it should not be forgotten that Prokofiev published the set independently and that it was first performed the year before the finished ballet, perhaps by way of an advertisement for the more challenging (financially, at least) work to follow. Also included here is Prokofiev’s Toccata, written in 1912 while he was at the St Petersburg Conservatoire. The work was possibly conceived as a movement of the Second Piano Sonata, but Prokofiev evidently decided the work was worthy of publication in its own right.

“Demidenko’s performance is a marvel” American Record Guide

“Big-hearted pianism, musically alert, technically formidable” Classic CD

Helios - CDH55306

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Russian Piano Music Series Volume 7 - Prokofiev

Russian Piano Music Series Volume 7 - Prokofiev


Prokofiev:

Piano Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 14

Visions fugitives, Op. 22, No. 1

Visions fugitives, Op. 22, No. 3

Visions fugitives, Op. 22, No. 4

Visions fugitives, Op. 22, No. 7

Visions fugitives, Op. 22, No. 10

Visions fugitives, Op. 22, No. 6

Visions fugitives, Op. 22, No. 11

Visions fugitives, Op. 22, No. 17

Visions fugitives, Op. 22, No. 5

Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75

1937 Piano Version

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


Sergei Dukachev (piano)

Prokofiev is regarded by many as one of the most complex and progressive composers of the early twentieth century. His catalogue of music numbers some 135 works in such varied genres as symphony, sonata, ballet, opera, art-song, string quartet and film music. He was one of the last in a long tradition of pianist-composers and the nine piano sonatas are all testament to the quality and fertility of the composer’s mind. Prokofiev’s output within the piano sonata genre represents the most important and influential in the Twentieth Century.

His melodic, rhythmic and harmonic material encompasses a new world, far removed from the conventional romantic ideals of the time. The structure of this sonata is conventional but the unusual sonorities, juxtaposition of harmonies and syncopated rhythmic patterns all come together to produce a radical style of composition.

However, despite all of these new ideas, tonality as a structural base is essential for Prokofiev in all his works.

Sergei Dukachev was born in Magnitogorsk, a city in the Ural Mountains on the border between Europe and Asia, where he began to learn the piano at the age of six. In 1989, he distinguished himself by being a prize winner in the International Beethoven Competition in Vienna.

Sergei developed close artistic links with Britain during his years at the Moscow Conservatoire, and in the late 1990s, began a series of annual visits to give concerts in England. Now a sought-after performer in England, Sergei’s appearances have included illustrated talks and masterclasses at many venues – in particular the Chetham’s Summer School in Manchester.

“Dukachev [is] a virile interpreter of the music of his homeland. He races into a truly exciting reading of the second piano sonata before exploiting every opportunity offered by the 20 tiny pieces that make up Visions Fugitives to display his colourful pianistic palette.” The Observer, 14th August 2011

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