Valery Afanassiev

Biography

Born: 1946; Moscow, Russia  
This extraordinary pianist studied the piano at the Moscow Conservatory with Emil Gilels and Yakov Zak. After winning the 1970 Reine Elisabeth (Queen Elizabeth) piano competition in Brussels, Afanassiev's international career took off. While touring Belgium, he made the difficult decision to seek political asylum, eventually becoming a Belgian citizen. Afanassiev's chief repertoire is primarily based around the Romantics. His recordings contain Read more music by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, Mussorgsky, Chopin, and others. He also performs in chamber music groups and has played with Gidon Kremer and Mischa Maisky. Afanassiev has also tried his hand at conducting and has modeled his performances around the great conductors Wilhelm Furtwängler, Willem Mengelberg, Otto Klemperer, Bruno Walter, and Hans Knappertsbusch.

Afanassiev has a second career as a writer, with a number of novels published and plays based on Modest Mussorgsky's piano cycle Pictures at an Exhibition and Robert Schumann's Kreisleriana to his name. Afanassiev resides in Versailles and concertizes worldwide. Read less

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Biography

Born: 1946; Moscow, Russia  
This extraordinary pianist studied the piano at the Moscow Conservatory with Emil Gilels and Yakov Zak. After winning the 1970 Reine Elisabeth (Queen Elizabeth) piano competition in Brussels, Afanassiev's international career took off. While touring Belgium, he made the difficult decision to seek political asylum, eventually becoming a Belgian citizen. Afanassiev's chief repertoire is primarily based around the Romantics. His recordings contain Read more
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TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 in G, Op.78 - 1. Vivace ma non troppo
Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 in G, Op.78 - 2. Adagio
Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 in G, Op.78 - 3. Allegro molto moderato
Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.2 in A, Op.100 - 1. Allegro amabile
Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.2 in A, Op.100 - 2. Andante tranquillo - Vivace - Andante - Vivace di più - Andante vivace
Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.2 in A, Op.100 - 3. Allegretto grazioso (Quasi andante)
Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano No 3 in D minor, Op.108 - 1. Allegro
Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano No 3 in D minor, Op.108 - 2. Adagio
Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano No 3 in D minor, Op.108 - 3. Un poco presto e con sentimento
Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano No 3 in D minor, Op.108 - 4. Presto agitato
Busoni: Violin Sonata No.2, Op.36a - 1. Langsam -
Busoni: Violin Sonata No.2, Op.36a - 2. Presto -
Busoni: Violin Sonata No.2, Op.36a - 3. Andante, piuttosto grave -
Busoni: Violin Sonata No.2, Op.36a - 4. Andante con moto (Thema) -
Busoni: Violin Sonata No.2, Op.36a - 5. Poco più andante (Var.I) -
Busoni: Violin Sonata No.2, Op.36a - 6. Alla marcia, vivace (Var.II) -
Busoni: Violin Sonata No.2, Op.36a - 7. Lo stesso movimento (Var.III) -
Busoni: Violin Sonata No.2, Op.36a - 8. Andante (Var.IV) -
Busoni: Violin Sonata No.2, Op.36a - 9. Tranquillo assai (Var.V) -
Busoni: Violin Sonata No.2, Op.36a - 10. Allegro deciso, un poco maestoso (Var.VI) -
Busoni: Violin Sonata No.2, Op.36a - 11. Più tranquillo, apoteotico (Coda)
1. Andante
2. Allegro
1. Allegro moderato
2. Scherzo (Presto)
3. Andantino
4. Allegro vivace
1. Andante molto
2. Allegretto
3. Andantino
4. Allegro vivace - Allegretto - Presto
11 Bagatellen, Op. 119: I. Allegretto
11 Bagatellen, Op. 119: II. Andante Con Moto
11 Bagatellen, Op. 119: III. a L'Allemande
11 Bagatellen, Op. 119: IV. Andante Cantabile
11 Bagatellen, Op. 119: V. Risoluto
11 Bagatellen, Op. 119: VI. Andante
11 Bagatellen, Op. 119: VII. Allegro Ma Non Troppo
11 Bagatellen, Op. 119: VIII. Moderato Cantabile
11 Bagatellen, Op. 119: IX. Vivace Moderato
11 Bagatellen, Op. 119: X. Allegramente
11 Bagatellen, Op. 119: XI. Andante Ma Non Troppo
6 Bagatellen, Op. 126: I. Andante Con Moto
6 Bagatellen, Op. 126: II. Allegro
6 Bagatellen, Op. 126: III. Andante
6 Bagatellen, Op. 126: IV. Presto
6 Bagatellen, Op. 126: V. Quasi Allegretto
6 Bagatellen, Op. 126: VI. Presto


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