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Instrumental, page 68

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Chopin -Etudes Op.10, Op.25 - Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)

Chopin -Etudes Op.10, Op.25 - Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
ID: MELCD1002108
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

Recorded in 1959 and 1960.

Frédéric Chopin’s etudes are a unique combination of virtuoso technique and artistic supertasks. It is not without reason that no compulsory programme of any international competition can do without them. Each of the etudes is an ‘exercise’ in one of the types of piano technique, while sounding like a bright and image-bearing piece.

The twelve etudes of Op.10 were composed during 1828-1832 and dedicated to Franz Liszt. The twelve etudes of Op.25 were published in 1836. Nearly all pianists of the world have Chopin’s etudes in their repertoire, but only a few of them have the courage to play both of the opuses in their entirety.

Firma Melodiya presents twenty-four etudes by Chopin performed by Vladimir Ashkenazy, one of the greatest pianists of modern times. What makes these recordings especially interesting is that they were made in 1959 by the then 22-year-old pianist. With his world triumphs still ahead (although Ashkenazy had received a second prize at the International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw and won the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Music Competition in Brussels), Ashkenazy’s pianism already appears in full possession of virtuosic and artistic mastery.

“The young pianist is not just an owner of phenomenally deft, strong and superbly trained fingers, he also proficiently wields a diverse and beautiful palette of piano sounds”, wrote one of the reviewers in those days.


Chopin:
Etudes (12), Op. 10
Etudes (12), Op. 25

Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
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S. Richter, piano - Beethoven: 33 Variations in C on a Waltz by Diabelli, Op.120

S. Richter, piano -  Beethoven: 33 Variations in C on a Waltz by Diabelli, Op.120
ID: MKM264
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Great Performers

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Humoresque - Stefano Grondona - Laura Mondiello - Guitar Duo

Humoresque - Stefano Grondona - Laura Mondiello - Guitar Duo
ID: STR33815
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Guitar

Stefano Grondona and Laura Mondiello revisit the repertoire of the historic guitar duo of Miguel Llobet and Maria Luisa Anido, presenting the most complete recording to date of Llobet's two-guitar arrangements. This compilation includes transcriptions rediscovered only very recently and is performed on instruments built by the celebrated nineteenth-century guitars maker Antonio de Torres.

The seventh release by Stefano Grondona on Stradivarius is also the last volume of the complete works of Miguel Llobet. Grondona has won several awards including a Gramophone Editor’s Choice for his last release, Respuesta.


Track listing:
Albeniz
1. Castilla (Seguidillas) 03:49
2. Evocacion (Suite "Iberia") 06:02
3. Bajo la palmera 05:02
4. Rumores de la Caleta (Malaguena) 03:55
Granados
5. Danza Espanola No.6 (Rondalla Aragonesa) 05:37
6. Danza Espanola No.11 (Zambra) 06:20
Aguirre:
7. Huella 02:28
Lopez-Chavarri:
8. Leyenda del Castillo Moro 04:23
Villa-Lobos
9. Theresinha de Jesus- Ciranda No. 1 02:50
Torre:
10. Berceuse 05:25
De Rogatis
11. Chacarera 02:19
Daquin
12. Le Coucou (Rondeau) 02:26
Mozart
13. Minuetto (Sinfonia No.39) 05:03
Beethoven
14. Minuetto 01:09
Brahms
15. Danza Hungara No.5 03:01
Mendelssohn
16. Romanza sin Palabras No.20 03:02
17. Romanza sin Palabras No.25 02:43
Tchaikovsky
18. Humoresque Op. 10 No. 2 03:30
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Ksenija Sidorova, classical accordion - Nordheim - Bach - Berio - Scarlatti - Mozart - Schnittke - Takahashi - Piazzolla

Ksenija Sidorova, classical accordion - Nordheim - Bach - Berio - Scarlatti - Mozart - Schnittke - Takahashi - Piazzolla
ID: CHRCD019
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Accordion

The winner of numerous international competitions, the brilliant young accordion player Ksenija Sidorova here presents her debut recording; a recital for solo classical accordion.
A particularly accomplished artist, Ksenija has collaborated with many leading musicians (including the Belcea Quartet, and Valergy Gergiev with the CBSO), and won numerous awards and accolades.
“one of the real finds of this series” The Times
Still an underexploited resource in western classical music, the accordion has had a fast-increasing amount of music written for it since the mid-20th Century. Here, Ksenija Sidrova brings a varied recital featuring some of the best contemporary compositions for the classical accordion, alongside transcriptions of well-known works.
No composer has been transcribed more often than Bach; but the accordion - heard here in Bach’s Overture in the French Style - brings an advantage that few other instruments can offer; it’s notes do not die away as soon as they are sounded. This allows an array of colouristic possibilities, denied to other musicians.
Amongst the contemporary works here, Arne Nordheim’s Flashing, written in 1985 for solo accordion, has become a classic of the accordion repertoire. Nordheim’s music has a real sense of physicality, of movement and change on a large scale. In contrast, Luciani Berio’s Sequenza XIII opens with a compressed melody which is gradually developed amid splashes of complex harmony and virtuoso filigree.
Yuji Takahashu’s Like a Water-Buffalo is preceded on this disc by the poem that inspired it. Well-known in Takahashi’s native Japan, it is a moving, heartfelt piece, strongly transmitting the sounds of freedom.
This recital CD also features a ʻbonus track’ - Astor Piazzolla’s “Asleep”, the first of the composer’s Five Tango Sensations, performed by Ksenija Sidorova with the exuberant young Sacconi Quartet.
“an amazingly accomplished artist” Classical Source
Composers featured in this stunning recital include: Nordheim, Berio, Schnittke, Takahashi, Piazzolla, Scarlatti, Bach and Mozart.
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J. Cage - Fraeman Etudes Books 1 & 2 - Marco Fusi, violin

J. Cage - Fraeman Etudes Books 1 & 2 - Marco Fusi, violin
ID: STR33882
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Violin

The title pays homage to the commissioner of the work, the famous patron and collector Betty Freeman (1921-2010). Developed with the collaboration of violinist Paul Zukofsky and taken up again in 1990 in a second and concluding edition (composed of corresponding numbers), the Freeman Etudes are based on a 16- part division.
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J.S.BACH - Sonate - Capriccio - Duetti - Concerto Italiano - Sviatoslav Richter

J.S.BACH - Sonate - Capriccio - Duetti - Concerto Italiano - Sviatoslav Richter
ID: STR33323
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

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Andrea Padova, piano - Notes posted on the refrigerator

Andrea Padova, piano - Notes posted on the refrigerator
ID: STR57903
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental

The Italian pianist, Andrea Padova, (Born: 1962 - Italy) studied piano with Vincenzo Vitale, Aldo Ciccolini, Eric Larsen and composition with Franco Donatoni at the Accademia Nazionale di S.Cecilia in Rome. Later he developed his knowledge of 18th century performance practice and that of ancient instruments. At the same time, deeply involved in contemporary music, he collaborated with famous composers, among which Pierre Boulez, Goffredo Petrassi, Franco Donatoni, and Leonard Bernstein.

Andrea Padova first achieved international critical attention when he won the "J.S.Bach" International Piano Competition in 1995. Since then has concertized throughout the world, including New York (Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall), Washington (Washington Performing Arts Society), Chicago, Los Angeles, S.Francisco, Pasadena (Ambassador Auditorium), Montreal, Vancouver, Prague, Munich (Gasteig), Athens, Tel Aviv (Friends of the Israel Philarmonic), Istambul (Presidential Symphony Orchestra Hall), Rome (Radio Symphony Orchestra) and Milan (Teatro alla Scala). Following his New York debut in 1997 the critics praised his "extraordinary gifts, pulsating interpretation, and modern and vibrating conception". His last Washington performance prompted The Washington Post to write "the pianist Andrea Padova turns sound into poetry. His virtuosity, sensitively managed, resounds through every measure".

In addition to the "J.S.Bach International Piano Competition", Andrea Padova has been the recipient of many other prizes both as a pianist ("J.Hofmann", "Ibla Grand Prize", "V.Bellini") and as a composer (Wiener Wettbewerb für neue Musik, Alfredo Casella of the Accademia Chigiana di Siena, Wiener Masters, Concorso Nuove Musiche per Strumenti Antichi, Concorso Gian-Francesco Malipiero and others). His works have been performed at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Festival di Musica Antica di Urbino, Wiener Festival für Neue Musik etc...
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WEBER - DEBUSSY - BARTOK - HUMMEL - Sonata per piano n.2

WEBER - DEBUSSY - BARTOK - HUMMEL - Sonata per piano n.2
ID: STR10015
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Historical Recordings

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C. Graupner - Bläserkonzerte (Wind Concertos) - Antichi Strumenti

C. Graupner - Bläserkonzerte (Wind Concertos) - Antichi Strumenti
ID: STR11011
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Baroque

The declared objective of the baroque orchestra Antichi Strumenti is to familiarize an interested audience with the instrumental music of the Baroque period in all its stylistic diversity including the specialities and peculiarities of individual composers or regions directly basing on the music historical context.
With this intention, the ensemble was founded in 1997 in Frankfurt am Main by the cellist Tobias Bonz, who today is the leader of the orchestra, together with the Violonist, Laura Tofetti. All members of the orchestra play original instruments or their copies.
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Anthology of Piano Music Part 2 Vol. 7 - F. Amirov (piano) - E. Mechetina (piano)

Anthology of Piano Music Part 2 Vol. 7 - F. Amirov (piano) - E. Mechetina (piano)
ID: MELCD1002256
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

Anthology of Piano Music by Russian and Soviet Composers
Part 2 Disc 7: From 1991 to Now

“Russian Piano Music Today: Teachers and Pupils”. This could be an apt title of the next, seventh, volume of the Anthology of 20th Century Russian Piano Music realized by Firma Melodiya jointly with the Tikhon Khrennikov Foundation and the National Foundation of Rightholders Support. The featured compositions reflect the spectrum of piano music in Russia for the last 20 years.

Tolib Shahidi’s works are arguably the brightest ones on the seventh disc. A son of the founder of Tajik professional music Ziyodullo Shahidi and a graduate of Aram Khachaturian’s class at the Moscow Conservatory, Tolib Shahidi has successfully synthesized national cultural features of Tajikistan with the achievements of Russian and European music. His works are now performed in many countries of the world.

Kirill Volkov, Tatiana Chudova and Yuri Vorontsov are representatives of the academic tradition of Russian music. Pupils of the outstanding masters Aram Khachaturian, Tikhon Khrennikov and Evgeny Golubev, they also combine their creative and teaching careers. While Vorontsov’s piece Sirius evokes cosmic associations, the sonatas by Chudova and Volkov are inspired with nature of Russian north.

Music of the new generation of composers is represented with the works by Alexei Sysoyev and Alexei Sergunin. Sysoyev, who began his career as a jazz musician, graduated from the Moscow Conservatory under Tatiana Chudova. Sergunin is also a Moscow Conservatory graduate who studied piano under Ksenia Knorre and composition under Alexander Tchaikovsky. Today, both of the young musicians take part in the most topical events of Russian music life.

Contemporary piano music is performed by young pianists, worthy representatives of the Russian performing school such as Ekaterina Mechetina, Irina Bogdanova, Lukas Geniušas, Nikita Mndoyants, Yuri Favorin and Fyodor Amirov. The last three are also professional composers who give preference to contemporary music in their programmes.

Chudova:
Sonata (1966) -N. Mnydoyants (piano)

Sergunin:
Origami -L. Geniusas (piano)

Shakhidi:
Two pieces - E. Mechetina (piano)

Sysoyev:
Antiphases -Y. Favorin (piano)

Volkov:
Sonata No. 5 - dedicated to pilgrims, travellers and wanderers of Russian North - I. Bogdanova (piano)

Vorontzov:
Sirius - F. Amirov (piano)
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