Piano Works, volume 7; Alexander Tcherepnin; Giorgio Koukl; Grand
Piano GP658; 1 CD:
Tcherepnin was part of a musical dynasty – his father Nicolai was a
composer and studied with Rimsky-Korsakov, and his sons Serge and Ivan
were also composers.
- Musicweb International
praised Tcherepnin Complete Piano Music, Vol. 4 saying, “This is another
adorable disc of scintillating music brilliantly played and cannot be
praised highly enough.”
extensive biography of Alexander Tcherepnin can be found on the
Tcherepnin Society website, tcherepnin.com.
Sonatas, Volume 3; Leopold Kozeluch; Kemp English; Grand
Piano GP644; 1 CD:
esteemed contemporary and rival, Leopold Koželuch was an early champion
of the fortepiano. His keyboard sonatas are a treasure trove of late
Kemp English. One of New Zealand’s leading artists performs on copies of
1795 fortepianos and original instruments from the18th and early 19th
centuries, bringing the entire cycle of Koželuch’s 50 keyboard sonatas
to life for the first time in a recorded format.
Record Guide praised L. Koželuch Complete Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 1
saying, “The music is dramatic and engaging...this is interesting and
satisfying music— both charming and penetrating.”
more information about Leopold Kozeluch visit http://bit.ly/LeopoldKozeluch.
for Violin & Piano; Eduard Ivanovich Bacgdasarian; Mikael
Ayrapetyan; Vladimir Sergeev; Grand Piano GP664; 1 CD:
Ivanovich Bagdasarian was a key figure in the modern development of Armenian
music, and his piano works have a unique importance in an oeuvre that
covered almost every genre.
tremendously varied 24 Preludes encompass all of the major and minor keys
with the added color of Armenian modes. This mastery of miniature forms
contrasts with the impassioned and ambitious Rhapsody, while the
archetypally Romantic Nocturne draws on the tradition of the great
ome biographical information on Eduard Ivanovich Bagdasarian visit http://bit.ly/baghdassarian
Transcendental Etudes; Franz Liszt; Lazar Berman; Melodiya MELCD1002179;
the peak of his pianistic career, Liszt called these etudes
transcendental, supernatural– no one but he was able to play them. As
time went by, pianistic technique took great steps forward, but only few
pianists dared play the entire cycle of etudes during the subsequent
Berman (1930-2005), a brilliant virtuoso and great Soviet-era
interpreter of Liszt’s music was one of them.
Transcendental Études recording
was made in 1963.
Transcriptions; Charles-Valentin Alkan; Vincenzo
Maltempo;Emanuele Delucchi; TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC0237; 1 CD:
Portuguese piano virtuoso, composer and Liszt pupil, José Vianna da
Motta (1868–1948) made a number of transcriptions of Charles-Valentin
Alkan’s keyboard works to foster their performance, arranging eight of
the organ Prières for solo piano and some of the music for pédalier –
the obsolete pedal-piano – for piano duo and duet.
Maltempo (b. 1985) is one of the few pianists ever to perform the
complete set of Alkan’s Douze
Études, op. 39, in a single concert.
more information about Vincenzo Maltempo visit vincenzomaltempo.com. Hear him play the Finale from Alkan’s
Piano Symphony on YouTube, youtu.be/LOCs07p4U-k.
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