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Dyad - Sergei Bortkiewicz: Piano Music / Stephen Coombs


Release Date: 05/13/2008 
Label:  Hyperion Dyad Catalog #: 22054   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 28 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Since the release of Stephen Coombs's recording of the Piano Concerto No.1 (CDA66624) Bortkiewicz has become something of a cult composer amongst lovers of late romantic piano music. A man after his time, Bortkiewicz became all but forgotten after the First World War. He fled communist Russia to live first in Istanbul and then Vienna but his music remained resolutely that of pre-Revolution Moscow; like Rachmaninov in style but with even more 'tunes' and sentiment. These discs of solo pieces include some of Bortkiewicz's most imposing works. The Op.9 Sonata is his largest solo composition and the Ballade and Elegy are two of his finest. The Lamentations and Consolations set is among his most characteristic works: intensely melodic with a Read more brooding often reminiscent of Liszt. The fairy-tale interpretations of Aus Andersens Märchen, subtitled 'A Musical Picture Book', come from the large corpus of pieces Bortkiewicz composed with children in mind, while the Op.33 Preludes owe much of their character to Chopin. 'The hand of a master melodist and tone painter is manifest throughout this beguiling recital. A recital to delight the connoisseur of forgotten late 19th-century romantic piano music' (Classic CD) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Lamentations (4) and Consolations (4), Op. 17: no 1 - Lamentation in D minor by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1914; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
2.
Lamentations (4) and Consolations (4), Op. 17: no 2 - Consolation in D major by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1914; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
3.
Lamentations (4) and Consolations (4), Op. 17: no 3 - Lamentation in C sharp minor by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1914; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
4.
Lamentations (4) and Consolations (4), Op. 17: no 4 - Consolation in D flat major by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1914; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
5.
Lamentations (4) and Consolations (4), Op. 17: no 5 - Lamentation in A minor "Le mal du pays" by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1914; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
6.
Lamentations (4) and Consolations (4), Op. 17: no 6 - Consolation in A major by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1914; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs. 
7.
Lamentations (4) and Consolations (4), Op. 17: no 7 - Lamentation in E flat minor by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1914; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
8.
Lamentations (4) and Consolations (4), Op. 17: no 8 - Consolation in E flat major "Sorrento" by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1914; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
9.
Aus Ansdersens Märchens, Op. 30: no 1 - Die Prinzessin auf der Erbse by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 1 Minutes 4 Secs. 
10.
Aus Ansdersens Märchens, Op. 30: no 2 - Die Glocke by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 1 Minutes 57 Secs. 
11.
Aus Ansdersens Märchens, Op. 30: no 3 - Der standhafte Zinnsoldat by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 1 Minutes 24 Secs. 
12.
Aus Ansdersens Märchens, Op. 30: no 4 - Der Engel by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
13.
Aus Ansdersens Märchens, Op. 30: no 5 - Die Blumen der kleinen Ida by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 1 Minutes 36 Secs. 
14.
Aus Ansdersens Märchens, Op. 30: no 6 - Die Nachtigall by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
15.
Aus Ansdersens Märchens, Op. 30: no 7 - Es ist ganz gewiss by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
16.
Aus Ansdersens Märchens, Op. 30: no 8 - Das Kind im Grabe by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
17.
Aus Ansdersens Märchens, Op. 30: no 9 - Der Schmetterling by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
18.
Aus Ansdersens Märchens, Op. 30: no 10 - Das hässliche junge Entelein by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
19.
Aus Ansdersens Märchens, Op. 30: no 11 - Goldschatz by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
20.
Aus Ansdersens Märchens, Op. 30: no 12 - Das erherne Schwein by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
21.
Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 33: no 1 in C sharp minor by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
22.
Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 33: no 2 in F sharp minor by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
23.
Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 33: no 3 in D major by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 24 Secs. 
24.
Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 33: no 4 in B minor by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 16 Secs. 
25.
Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 33: no 5 in A major by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 10 Secs. 
26.
Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 33: no 6 in C sharp minor by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
27.
Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 33: no 7 in F sharp minor by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
28.
Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 33: no 8 in D flat major by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
29.
Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 33: no 9 in B flat major by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
30.
Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 33: no 10 in B flat minor by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 29 Secs. 
31.
Ballade for Piano in C sharp minor, Op. 42 by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1931; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 46 Secs. 
32.
Elégie for Piano in C sharp major, Op. 46 by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1932; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
33.
Morceaux (4) for Piano, Op. 3: no 1 - Capriccio by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1906; Berlin, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 11 Secs. 
34.
Morceaux (4) for Piano, Op. 3: no 2 - Étude by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1906; Berlin, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 41 Secs. 
35.
Morceaux (4) for Piano, Op. 3: no 3 - Gavotte-Caprice by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1906; Berlin, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
36.
Morceaux (4) for Piano, Op. 3: no 4 - Primula Veris by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1906; Berlin, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 17 Secs. 
37.
Morceaux (4) for Piano, Op. 65: no 1 - Chant sans paroles by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1947; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
38.
Morceaux (4) for Piano, Op. 65: no 2 - Étude by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1947; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
39.
Morceaux (4) for Piano, Op. 65: no 3 - Épithalame by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1947; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 0 Secs. 
40.
Morceaux (4) for Piano, Op. 65: no 4 - Capriccio by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1947; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
41.
Sonata for Piano in B major, Op. 9: 1st movement, Allegro ma non troppo by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; Berlin, Germany 
Length: 12 Minutes 8 Secs. 
42.
Sonata for Piano in B major, Op. 9: 2nd movement, Andante mesto e molto espressivo by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; Berlin, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 12 Secs. 
43.
Sonata for Piano in B major, Op. 9: 3rd movement, Presto by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; Berlin, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 

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