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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Mikhail Pletnyev. DG 453 456.
This all-Chopin disc marked Mikhail Pletnev’s debut as a pianist on Deutsche Grammophon. Although Pletnyev’s interpretive approach was castigated in some corners, one must say that his playing is admirable and extraordinarily manly, decidedly Slavic character yet with all kinds of elegance. One is struck repeatedly by Pletnev’s crystalline arpeggiations, by the velocity of his passage work, his singing tone and rhythmic suppleness, and above all, by the grandeur of his sound. And does DG do a number on that! If you’ve ever turned pages, or played on a real stage, this is the sound you hear: big, resonant, incredibly solid, rich in overtones and slow to decay. The weight and immediacy of the lower
octave are superbly captured here, as is the action of the dampers. – Ted Libbey, author of
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Works on This Recording
Fantaisie in F minor, Op.49
Waltz No.2 in A flat, Op.34 No.1 - "Valse brillante"
Waltz No.3 In A Minor, Op.34 No.2
Waltz No.14 in E minor, Op.posth.
Three Ecossaises op.post 72, no.3 - 1, 2 + 3
Impromptu No.1 in A flat, Op.29
12 Etudes, Op.10: No. 5. in G flat "Black Keys"
12 Etudes, Op.25: No. 6 in G sharp minor
12 Etudes, Op.25: No. 7 in C sharp minor
Piano Sonata No.3 in B minor, Op.58: 1. Allegro maestoso
Piano Sonata No.3 in B minor, Op.58: 2. Scherzo (Molto vivace)
Piano Sonata No.3 in B minor, Op.58: 3. Largo
Piano Sonata No.3 in B minor, Op.58: 4. Finale (Presto non tanto)
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