Thursday, February 22, 2018

Nikolai Medtner; Sergei Rachmaninov - Music for Two Pianos (Dmitri Alexeev; Nikolai Demidenko)


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Composer: Nikolai Medtner; Sergei Rachmaninov
  1. Medtner - Two Pieces, Op. 58: Knight Errant
  2. Medtner - Two Pieces, Op. 58: Russian Round-Dance "A Tale"
  3. Rachmaninov - Suite No. 2, Op. 17: 1. Introduction: Alla marcia
  4. Rachmaninov - Suite No. 2, Op. 17: 2. Valse: Presto
  5. Rachmaninov - Suite No. 2, Op. 17: 3. Romance: Andantino
  6. Rachmaninov - Suite No. 2, Op. 17: 4. Tarantelle: Presto
  7. Rachmaninov - Russian Rhapsody, Op. posth.: Moderato - Cadenza - Vivace - Meno mosso
  8. Rachmaninov - Russian Rhapsody, Op. posth.: Andante - Con moto - Tempo I: Meno mosso
  9. Rachmaninov - Symphonic Dances, Op. 45: 1. Non allegro - Lento - Tempo I
  10. Rachmaninov - Symphonic Dances, Op. 45: 2. Andante con moto: Tempo di valse
  11. Rachmaninov - Symphonic Dances, Op. 45: 3. Lento assai - Allegro vivace - Lento assai - Allegro vivace

Dmitri Alexeev, piano I
Nikolai Demidenko, piano II

Date: 1993
Label: Hyperion
http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDH55337

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Nikolai Medtner - Piano Works (Nikolai Demidenko)


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Composer: Nikolai Medtner
  1. Forgotten Melodies I, Op. 38: 6. Canzona serenata in F minor
  2. Skazki, Op. 20: No. 1 in B flat minor
  3. Sonaten-Triade, Op. 11: 2. Sonata-Elegy in D minor
  4. Forgotten Melodies II, Op. 39: 4. Canzona matinata in G major
  5. Forgotten Melodies II, Op. 39: 5. Sonata tragica in C minor
  6. Theme & Variations in C sharp minor, Op. 55
  7. 3 Dithyrambs, Op. 10: No. 2 in E flat major
  8. Forgotten Melodies I, Op. 38: 1. Sonata-Reminiscenza in A minor

Nikolai Demidenko, piano
Date: 1992
Label: Hyperion
http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDH55315

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Nikolai Medtner - Piano Concerto No. 1; Piano Quintet (Dmitri Alexeev)


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Composer: Nikolai Medtner
  1. Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 33: I. Allegro -
  2. Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 33: II. Theme and Variations -
  3. Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 33: III. Recapitulation -
  4. Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 33: IV. Coda: Allegro molto 
  5. Piano Quintet in C major, Op. posth.: I. Molto placido
  6. Piano Quintet in C major, Op. posth.: II. Andantino con moto
  7. Piano Quintet in C major, Op. posth.: III. Finale: Allegro vivace

Dmitri Alexeev, piano

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Lazarev, conductor (1-4)

New Budapest Quartet (5-7)
András Kiss & Ferenc Balogh, violin (1-6)
László Bársony, viola (1-3)
Károly Botvay, cello (1-3)


Date: 1994
Label: Hyperion
http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA66744

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Nikolai Medtner - Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3 (Nikolai Demidenko)


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Composer: Nikolai Medtner
  1. Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 50: I. Toccata (Allegro risoluto)
  2. Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 50: II. Romanza (Andante con moto)
  3. Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 50: III. Divertimento (Allegro risoluto e molto vivace)
  4. Piano Concerto No. 3 in E minor "Ballade", Op. 60: I. Con moto largamente
  5. Piano Concerto No. 3 in E minor "Ballade", Op. 60: II. Interludium (Allegro molto sostenuto, misterioso)
  6. Piano Concerto No. 3 in E minor "Ballade", Op. 60: III. Finale (Allegro molto. Svegliando, eroico)

Nikolai Demidenko, piano
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Jerzy Maksymiuk, conductor

Date: 1992
Label: Hyperion
http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA66580

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Niccolò Paganini - 24 Caprices (James Ehnes)


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Composer: Niccolò Paganini
  • (01-24) 24 Caprices for solo violin, Op. 1

James Ehnes, violin
Date: 2009
Label: Onyx
http://www.onyxclassics.com/cddetail.php?CatalogueNumber=ONYX4044


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Niccolò Paganini - Music for Violin & Guitar (Gil Shaham; Göran Söllscher)


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Composer: Niccolò Paganini
  • (01-03) Sonata concertata in A major, MS 2
  • (04-05) 6 Sonatas, MS 27 (Op. 3): No. 1 in A major
  • (06-07) 6 Sonatas, MS 27 (Op. 3): No. 4 in A minor
  • (08-09) 6 Sonatas, MS 27 (Op. 3): No. 6 in E minor
  • (10) Grand Sonata in A major, MS 3
  • (11-12) 18 Sonatas, MS 112 (Op. 64): No. 2 in D major
  • (13-14) 18 Sonatas, MS 112 (Op. 64): No. 4 in A major
  • (15) Cantabile in D major, MS 109 (Op. 17)
  • (16-21) Sonata "a Preghiera" (Moses Fantasy) in F minor, MS 23 (transcr. Lars Hannibal)
  • (22) Moto perpetuato (Allegro vivace a movimento perpetuo) in C major, MS 72 (Op. 11) (transcr. Lars Hannibal)

Gil Shaham, violin
Göran Söllscher, guitar

Date: 1993
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/en/cat/4378372


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Niccolò Paganini - Violin Concertos (Salvatore Accardo)


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Composer: Niccolò Paganini

CD1:
  • (01-03) Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, MS 21 (Op. 6)
  • (04-06) Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor, MS 48 (Op. 7)
CD2:
  • (01-03) Violin Concerto No. 3 in E major, MS 50
  • (04-06) Violin Concerto No. 6 in E minor (orch. Federico Mompellio), MS 75
CD3:
  • (01-03) Violin Concerto No. 4 in D minor, MS 60
  • (04-06) Violin Concerto No. 5 in A minor (orch. Federico Mompellio), MS 78

Salvatore Accardo, violin
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, conductor

Date: 1975
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/en/cat/4372102

More info & reviews:
http://www.amazon.com/Paganini-The-6-Violin-Concertos/dp/B000001GHC


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