Rubinstein — Bach, Busoni (Diary 2014-04-28)

Rubinstein’s Recording Repertoire: J.S. Bach’s Chaconne in D minor (from the Partita for violin solo, BWV 1004), arranged for piano by Ferruccio Busoni


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Yulianna Avdeeva — Baden/CH, 2014-03-08

(…) Yulianna’s playing was excellent! She is very virtuosic and very expressive! Where the tempo permits, she is nearly as clear in the articulation as Steven Hough — but she is way more expressive; unlike Volodos, she follows the score; she is not overpowering the music like Volodos, but has more agility than her Russian colleague (and avoids his unnecessary additions, I should say), she is often almost as fast and eruptive as Cziffra in the virtuosic octave passages, but in general keeps her articulation under control…


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Alkan: Études dans tous les tons mineurs op.39

Alkan: Études dans tous les tons mineurs op.39 — This includes “Symphony for solo piano” op.39/4-7, “Concerto for solo piano” op.39/8-10, and “Le festin d’Ésope” op.39/12 — interpretations by Jack Gibbons and Marc-André Hamelin; related works on the CDs (also by Alkan) are also discussed briefly, with a glimpse on other interpretations, such as by Yeol Eum Son, Vincenzo Maltempo, and Stephanie McCallum


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Krufft, Beethoven, Scriabin (Diary 2013-09-30)

Horn and Fortepiano (Beethoven, Krufft, Leidesdorf) — Anneke Scott (natural horn) & Kathryn Cok (fortepiano); Scriabin: Piano Sonata No.3 in F♯ minor, op.23 — Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bernd Glemser, Marc-André Hamelin


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Godowsky: 54 Studies on Chopin’s Etudes (Diary 2013-06-28)

Godowsky (1870 – 1938), The Complete Studies on Chopin’s Etudes — Carlo Grante (2000) / Marc-André Hamelin (1999)


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