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Exploring Time With My Piano / Sergei Kasprov

Rameau / Lully / Loeillet / Scarlatti / Bach
Release Date: 04/29/2014 
Label:  Alpha Productions   Catalog #: 606   Spars Code: DDD 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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For his first recording on the Alpha label, Sergey Kasprov, a young Russian artist trained at the Moscow Conservatory, defies the laws of time. He has in fact chosen to create a dialogue between great Baroque geniuses and Russian Romantics: Rameau, Lully, Loeillet, Bach and Scarlatti revised by Tausig, Godowsky and Rachmaninov. In the tradition of Marcelle Meyer, Glenn Gould or, more recently, Alexandre Tharaud, Sergey Kasprov pulls off the tour de force of freeing himself from 'Baroque' interpretative codes and, at the same time, from those of the 19th century, to better get back to the essential. The excellent recording quality attests ideally to the discourse, respectful of the original counterpoint as well as unfailing digital dexterity Read more necessitated by appropriate ornamentation and the amazing sound palette required by late Romanticism, all on a Steinway contemporary with Rachmaninov. A new talent, an Alpha discovery! Read less

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Pieces de clavecin: Suite in A Minor - major: I. Prelude
Renaissance, Book 1: No. 3. Menuet in A Minor (Rameau)
Renaissance, Book 1: No. 1. Sarabande in E Major (Rameau)
Renaissance, Book 1: No. 2. Rigaudon in E Major (Rameau)
Renaissance, Book 2: No. 9. Sarabande in E Minor (Lully)
Renaissance, Book 2: No. 12. Gigue in E Minor (Loeillet)
Keyboard Sonata in B Minor, K.87/L.33/P.43
Keyboard Sonata in E Major, K.162/L.21/P.162: Keyboard Sonata in E Major, K. 162/L.21/P.162
Keyboard Sonata in D Minor, K.9/L.413/P.65 (arr. C. Tausig for piano): Pastorale in E Minor, K.9/L.413/P.65 (arr. C. Tausig)
Capriccio in E Major, K.20/L.375/P.76 (arr. C. Tausig)
Suite in A Minor, BWV 818a: I. Prelude
Suite in A Minor, BWV 818a: II. Allemande
Suite in A Minor, BWV 818a: III. Courante
Suite in A Minor, BWV 818a: IV. Sarabande
Suite in A Minor, BWV 818a: V. Menuet
Suite in A Minor, BWV 818a: VI. Gigue
Bach - Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: I. Prelude
Bach - Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: II. Gavotte
Bach - Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: III. Gigue

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