čes | eng | fra | deu
 
Google Translate of English 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Russian and World music CD DVD shop and Classic distribution

 
 

Instrumental, page 63

   Found CDs: 1115
 

STAMITZ PENDERECKI - Viola Concertos - Dimitar Penkov, viola

STAMITZ PENDERECKI - Viola Concertos - Dimitar Penkov, viola
ID: GD250
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Viola

Concerto per viola ed orchestra, NDR Orchestra, Aldo Ceccato, conductor

There are two centuries that separate the composers included in this release - Karl Philipp Stamitz (1745-1801) and Krzystof Penderecki (1933). Living in two different epochs, their works reflect not only the development of music, but also the history of the viola concerto. Stamitz' Konzert D Dur for Viola and Orchestra was composed when the genre was still in its early stage, the interest in the instrument itself was quite lively and its technical means and expressive resources provoked the curiosity of the composers. When Penderecki wrote Concerto per viola ed orchestra, the viola had long since established itself in the composers' practice. The idea of combining the two composers is very interesting and requires incredible artistic mastership.
The two concertos have been recorded by the talented Bulgarian viola player Dimitar Penkov. Having graduated from the Pancho Vladigerov State Academy of Music in Sofia, he is laureate of a number of prestigious international competitions. He specialized with Prof. Yfrah Neaman in London and has enjoyed a successful performing career working with conductors like Pierre Bartholomee, Michael Tabachnik, Aldo Ceccato, Gilbert Varga, Vassil Kazandjiev, Konstantin Iliev, Alexander Vladigerov and others. Accepting the invitation of Olivier Messiaen and Pierre Bartholomee, he made a premire performance of Penderecki's viola concerto in France, which was recorded live by Radio Paris (1985). Since 1983 he has been living in Hanover, Germany.
14.00 eur Buy

FLORENT SCHMITT - Ivo Kaltchev, piano

FLORENT SCHMITT - Ivo Kaltchev, piano
ID: GD249
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

World Premieres

Florent Schmitt (1870-1958) made an impressive carrier as a composer and music critic. The leading music dictionaries define him as "the new Berlioz", "an outstanding French composer", "genius innovator"… Having written numerous stage, orchestral, vocal, chamber and piano works, he never became associated with a specific compositional school or group. With his use of untraditional musical expressive means, bitonality, violent ostinatos, etc., he anticipated some future stylistic tendencies in the music of the 20th century. At the same time, his early piano works follow the traditions of 19th century piano music. The works on this CD were written during different periods of the composer's life and present various stylistic features and explorations.
14.00 eur Temporarily out of stock

SCHUMANN - LISZT - VESSELIN STANEV, piano

SCHUMANN - LISZT - VESSELIN STANEV, piano
ID: GD241
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

The present release features two big piano works from the age of Romanticism. Both works are characteristic for the Romantic style with their more liberal construction and instrumental forms, with their dramatic development, interesting combination of thematic centres and melodic motifs. Even though there are a number of registered recordings of these two works, Vesselin Stanev's interpretation enriches our concept of the stylistic method of Schumann and Liszt.
14.00 eur Temporarily out of stock

PANCHO VLADIGEROV - PIANO COMPOSITIONS - Dessislava Shtereva - Rada Chomakova

PANCHO VLADIGEROV - PIANO COMPOSITIONS - Dessislava Shtereva - Rada Chomakova
ID: GD239
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

Rada Chomakova graduated from the Pancho Vladigerov State Academy of Music. Later she attended piano lessons in Moscow, Paris and Prague. She is holder of many awards from home and international piano competitions. Beginning her concert-giving career at the age of 12, she is now both a remarkable teacher and concertizing artist. Since 1994 she has been directing annual piano master classes in Baden-Baden, Germany. Her repertoire includes a large number of chamber works and concertos for piano and orchestra, which she has performed with Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra and other orchestras both nationwide and abroad. Her formation as a pianist has been much influenced by Pancho Vladigerov himself, under whose guidance she worked on some of the compositions recorded on this CD. Her manner of performance is marked by a stable touch, virtuosity, temperament, a fine sense of dynamics and details, and richness of tone colours. The release also features the performance of one of her pupils, Dessislava Shtereva, who is a
14.00 eur Temporarily out of stock

VESSELIN STANEV - PIANO

VESSELIN STANEV - PIANO
ID: GD274
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

When Vesselin Stanev gave a recital in the Rachmaninov Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire in 2000, the Russian press reviews exclaimed in enthusiasm: "… Remember the name of Vesselin Stanev, he will amaze us in the years to come." (Valentina Torbina, Evening Club, 2000). This review is significant, as the pianist was prizewinner of the P. I. Tchaikovsky International Competition (1982) and a student in Prof. Dmitry Bachkirov's class (1983-1988) at the Moscow Conservatory. The citizens of Moscow also first witnessed the beginning of his career. In the following 12 years Vesselin Stanev specialized with Alexis Weisenberg in Paris and played at a number of prestigious international festivals. He was also soloist at concerts with prominent orchestras like the Bamberg Symphonic Orchestra under Armin Jordan, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Monte Carlo, the Lille Symphony Orchestra, the Youth Orchestra of Paris, etc. He has given successful recitals in most of the important European musical centres and has toured in Japan. He is also a regular participant in Bulgaria's festivals: Varna Summer, Sofia Music Weeks, Apollonia.
Gega New has released up to now three CDs of Vesselin Stanev (GD 111, GD 219, GD 241).
14.00 eur Buy

ILDEBRANDO PIZZETTI

ILDEBRANDO PIZZETTI
ID: GD275
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano and Cello

The famous Italian composer, conductor, critic and pedagogue Ildebrando Pizzetti (1880-1968) is almost unknown in Bulgaria. He worked as a conductor in Parma, Florence and was Director of the Milan Conservatoire and teacher in composition at the St. Cecilia Academy in Rome. He was also a music critic for leading newspapers and wrote essays for various specialised books and magazines. Parallel to that he wrote a number of works in different genres - operas, ballets, oratorios, symphonies, a wide range of chamber music, choral music and film music. The compositions included in the present programme of Seeli Toivio and Ivo Varbanov were written during the 1920s. This release is the world premiere of both these works.
Seeli Toivio was born in Finland. She studied in Helsinki, Budapest and London with well-known teachers. She has taken part in masterclasses with Gary Hoffmann, William Pleeth, Steven Isserlis, Steven Doane, Zara Nelsova, and Ralph Kirshbaum. She won 1st prize in BBC Radio 2 Young Musician of the Year 1997, and 1st place with a special prize in duo with Ivo Varbanov at the 25th International Chamber Music Competition - Finale Ligure (Italy), in 1998. During 2003-2004 she was invited to perform in Russia, Japan, Germany, Estonia, and Finland.
Ivo Varbanov was born in Bulgaria and studied in Milan and London with Ylonka Deckers, Sulamita Aronowsky, Frank Wibaut and Dennis Lee. He has participated in masterclasses with Lev Naumov, Alexander Lonquich, Barry Douglas, Jean-Bernard Pommier, and Peter Katin. He was winner of 1st place, and a special prize in cello/piano duo with the cellist Seeli Toivio at the 25th International Chamber Music Competition Finale Ligure (Italy) in 1998. Mr. Varbanov has travelled widely, playing concertos and giving recitals and chamber music concerts in Bulgaria, Italy, the UK, France, Ireland, Germany, Holland, Poland, Russia, and the USA. His first CD of piano works by Mussorgsky was also released by Gega New (GD 117).
14.00 eur Buy

BELA BARTOK - Concerto for viola and orchestra.

BELA BARTOK - Concerto for viola and orchestra.
ID: GD306
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Viola

The Bulgarian violist Dimitar Penkov, who has lived in Germany for a number of years, again presents an interesting program. For his two previous CDs on the Gega New label he recorded Jean-Marie Leclaire’s 6 sonatas for two violas, performed together with Johannes Flieder (GD 212) and the concertos for viola and orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki and Karl Stamitz (GD 250). The present program features two concertos, which are representative of the music of the 20th century. Both works were written at the end of the composers’ lives and both were dedicated to legendary violists - Bartok wrote his concerto commissioned by William Primrose, while Schnittke kept a promise he had given Juri Bashmet nine years earlier. The premieres of the works were outstanding events among music circles at that time. Dimitar Penkov continuously proves his skill at performing difficult works. His interpretation of the Honegger sonata for viola and piano was the first studio recording of this work. He also performed the French premiere of Penderecki’s viola concerto. During his career Dimitar Penkov has performed under the batons of such notable conductors as Aldo Cecatto, Pierre Bartholomee, Vassil Stefanov, Vassil Kazandjiev, Lutz Herbig, Gilbert Varga, Konstantin Iliev, Anthony Bramall, Michael Tabachnik, Nikos Athineos, Otmar Maga, and Plamen Djouroff. He has realized numerous recordings for the radios of Paris, Sofia, Zurich, and Hannover. Two films produced by Bulgarian National Television document the instrumental art of Dimitar Penkov. The conductor Nikos Athineos studied at the Athens Conservatory, the Cologne Hochschule fur Musik and the Robert Schumann Institute in Dusseldorf. He has toured throughout Germany, Spain, Russia, Lithuania, Israel, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. As a guest conductor he has appeared with various major European orchestras such as the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Sinfonia Varsovia, the Prague Gustav Mahler Orchestra, the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra and the Symphony Orchestra of the Bulgarian National Radio. The Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra is one of Bulgaria’s oldest and most respected ensembles. The orchestra was founded by its chief conductor of more than thirty years, Vassil Stefanov. Other chief conductors have included Alexander Vladigerov, Vassil Kazandjiev, Ruslan Raichev, Milen Nachev. The orchestra is now led by Rossen Milanov.
14.00 eur Buy

ANTON DIKOV, piano

ANTON DIKOV, piano
ID: GD302
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

Anton Dikov (1938-2004) is one of the most remarkable pianists of our time, who has been recognised both by the audience and the critics as a part of the world music elite. The legendary pianist Emil Gilels noted about him: "Anton Dikov's art does honour to his country, and his performances stand out for their wonderful preparation, freshness, and nobleness of style." Anton Dikov graduated from the Prof. Pancho Vladigerov State Academy of Music in Sofia under Prof. Lyuba Encheva and furthered his studies in France under Nadia Boulanger, Artur Rubinstein and Robert Casadesus. He enjoyed an active international artistic career since 1954 and toured extensively in nearly all European countries, the USA, Latin America, Japan, Korea. He performed with internationally renowned orchestras (Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Paris, Brussels, Prague, etc.). Mr. Dikov was holder of awards of big international piano competitions. A recognition of his art is his participation in the juries of the following international competitions: "Chopin" (Warsaw, 1975, 1990), "Liszt-Bartok" (Budapest, 1976, 1981), Bolzano (1977), "Margueritte Long" (Paris, 1979), "Beethoven" (Vienna, 1985), "Van Cliburn" (Fort Worth, 1985), "Tchaikovsky" (Moscow, 1990), the Bavarian Radio (Munich, 1992), etc. He was a long-standing president of the jury of the International Competition "Prof. Pancho Vladigerov" (Bulgaria). His teaching career was also significant. Since 1988 he was Professor at the Prof. Pancho Vladigerov State Academy of Music. He directed numerous master classes throughout Europe (1996-2002, in Flaine, France annually), in Japan (1983, 1989), in the Republic of Korea (1990-2003, in Seoul annually). His repertoire comprised works from the Baroque period up to contemporary works, as well as a number of premieres of Bulgarian piano music. His extensive recording career includes 15 LPs, an integral edition of Bartok's (released by "Harmonia Mindi"), an integral CD-edition of Beethoven's concertos, a CD-edition of the impressive Concerto for Piano by Dimitar Nenov (Gega New, GD 258), etc. The CD presents his exceptional interpretations of the music of the three eminent composers who were regularly present in his repertoire.
14.00 eur Buy

THE KAPELLE TRIO LIVE IN SOFIA

THE KAPELLE TRIO LIVE IN SOFIA
ID: GD277
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Piano and Cello

The Kapelle Trio came to Bulgaria for the first time in 1997. Founded in 1992, it is one of America's finest chamber ensembles. The musicians are teachers and leading performers and are famous not only in the USA, but also in Europe. Kevork Mardirossian was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and studied violin at the Bulgarian State Conservatory in Sofia. He continued his studies in Brussels with Grumieux and at the Guildhall School of Music in London with Yfrah Neaman. He was a former concertmaster of the Plovdiv Philharmonic and the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. Currently he is Associate Professor of Violin at the Louisiana State University and Chairman of the String Department. Most recently he performed and gave master courses in Spain, Wales, England - London, the U.S. - San Francisco, and Bulgaria - Sofia.
Lee Phillips, a New Orleans native, studied at Louisiana State University and is presently on the faculty of the university. He specialized in Paris with Eric Heidsieck and in London with John Ogdon. He has been winner of many piano competitions in the United States and Europe and has performed in South America (Uruguay and Brazil), Japan, Great Britain, Italy, Bulgaria, Spain, etc.
Felice Magendanz Farrell received her early musical training on the piano, violin, and cello with her parents in Utica, New York. She continued her musical studies in Rome, Italy and received her Bachelor and Master Degrees of Music with the Performer's Certificate at Indiana University. She had performed with the Minnesota Orchestra and later she was solo cellist in the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Presently, she teaches at the University of Arkansas of Little Rock and has conducted master classes at Louisiana State University in New York and Indiana University.

Live recording from the concert at the Sofia Music Weeks Festival , Bulgaria Concert Hall, 10 June 1997
14.00 eur Buy

IVO VARBANOV plays JOHANNES BRAHMS

IVO VARBANOV plays JOHANNES BRAHMS
ID: GD308
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

Recorded in Bulgaria Concert Hall, February 2006

Pianist Ivo Varbanov has recorded again an interesting programme for Gega New with works by Brahms. In his previous releases for the label, he presented Mussorgsky (GD 117), Ildebrando Pizzetti, together with the cellist Seeli Toivio (GD 275), and 20th century music, which he recorded with the Voland Quartet (GD 310).
Ivo Varbanov was born in Bulgaria, received his musical education in Italy and furthered his studies in the UK. His teachers were: Ylonka Deckers (1988 to 1993), Sulamita Aranowsky and Frank Wibaut. He currently studies under Dennis Lee. He has participated in the master classes of Lev Naumov, Alexander Lonquich, Barry Douglas, Jan-Bernard Pommier and Peter Katin. Together with cellist Seeli Toivio, he received the first and special prizes at the 25th Finale Ligure International Chamber Music Competition, Italy 1998. He has performed regularly in solo recitals and chamber concerts in Bulgaria, Italy, the UK, France, Spain, Ireland, Germany, Holland, Poland, Russia, and the United States. He has appeared at prestigious concert halls and taken part in the Hoffman and Paderewski music festivals, Sofia Music Weeks, Apollonia Arts Festival, Piemonte In Musica.
14.00 eur Temporarily out of stock
Customer: not signed in

CD DVD SACD
Thematic search:
  • Titles
  • Composers
  • Interprets 
  • Ensembles
  • Conductors
  • Instruments
  • Genre
  • Labels
  • Collections
  • Numerical listing
 
We accept PayPal
facebook
With the purchase of more
than 5 CD - your discount
will be 10%. If more than 10 CD - 15%
© 2004 - 2017

RCD - Russian Compact Disk - Russian and World music CD shop and Classic distribution.

All rights reserved.