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A Treasury Of Russian Romantic Piano - Medtner, Liadov, Scriabin, Etc / Nadejda Vlaeva


Release Date: 04/14/2009 
Label:  Music & Arts Programs Of America Catalog #: 1224   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Sergei BortkiewiczNikolai MedtnerAnatole LiadovAlexander Scriabin,   ... 
Performer:  Nadejda Vlaeva
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In the early years of the 20th century Bartók, Stravinsky, and Schoenberg were venturing out in their own modernistic directions. Yet, at the same time, there were a number of composers in Russia who continued to compose in a Romantic manner. With so much attention being paid to the modernists, many of these Romantic composers were largely ignored and have fallen into unjust neglect. Of the seven composers presented in this recital, only Rachmaninoff has become a household name. Scriabin has gained considerable respect (though in great part for his late works, which are quite modern in style) and Medtner is only just starting to be appreciated by a wider public. Bortkiewicz, Liadov, Liapunov, and Rebikov wrote attractive, emotionally Read more appealing music, but they have yet to receive the recognition they deserve. The majority of their works are hardly known. This collection hopes to introduce solo piano works of some of these unjustly neglected Russian composers. Bulgarian-born Nadejda Vlaeva's playing has been acclaimed wherever she has appeared. Lazar Berman called her talent "God-given"; Maestro Hans Graf observed that "her musicality and the depth of her interpretation amazed me." Arnold Steinhardt, leader of the Guarneri String Quartet, praised her as "one of those people of extraordinary ability whom we hope for but rarely see." She has performed internationally, giving solo recitals in Bulgaria, Russia, Slovakia, Hungary, The Netherlands, Germany, England, Spain, Canada and the United States, where she now makes her home. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in C sharp minor, Op. 60 by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Nadejda Vlaeva (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Forgotten Melodies (5) for Piano, Op. 39: no 1, Meditation by Nikolai Medtner
Performer:  Nadejda Vlaeva (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918-1920; USSR 
3.
Fairy Tales (2) for Piano, Op. 8: no 2 by Nikolai Medtner
Performer:  Nadejda Vlaeva (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; Russia 
4.
Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 57: no 1, Prelude in D flat major by Anatole Liadov
Performer:  Nadejda Vlaeva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1900-1905; Russia 
5.
Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 11: no 1, Prelude in B minor by Anatole Liadov
Performer:  Nadejda Vlaeva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Russia 
6.
Fantasy for Piano in B minor, Op. 28 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Nadejda Vlaeva (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1900; Russia 
7.
Yolka (The Christmas Tree), Op. 21: Waltz by Vladimir I. Rebikov
Performer:  Nadejda Vlaeva (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
8.
Musical snuffbox by Vladimir I. Rebikov
Performer:  Nadejda Vlaeva (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
9.
Liebesleid by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Nadejda Vlaeva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
10.
Transcription of Kreisler's "Liebesfreud" for piano by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Nadejda Vlaeva (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1921; Austria 
11.
Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Nadejda Vlaeva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1915; Russia 
12.
Etudes (12) d'exécution transcendante for Piano, Op. 11: no 10 "Lesghinka" by Sergei Lyapunov
Performer:  Nadejda Vlaeva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897-1905; Russia 

Sound Samples

Piano Sonata No. 2 in C sharp minor, Op. 60: I. Allegro ma non troppo
Piano Sonata No. 2 in C sharp minor, Op. 60: II. Allegretto
Piano Sonata No. 2 in C sharp minor, Op. 60: III. Andante misericordioso
Piano Sonata No. 2 in C sharp minor, Op. 60: IV. Agitato
Forgotten Melodies, Op. 39: No. 1. Meditazione
2 Fairy Tales, Op. 8: No. 2. Recitato - Allegro agitato - Poco meno mosso - Tempo I - Allegro agitato - Meno mosso - Coda: Agitato assai - Meno mosso instantemento
3 Pieces, Op. 57: No. 1. Prelude in D flat major
3 Pieces, Op. 11: No. 1. Prelude in B minor
Fantasie in B minor, Op. 28
Yolka, Op. 21, "The Christmas Tree" (arr. for piano): Yolka, Op. 21, "The Christmas Tree": Waltz
Musical snuffbox
Kreisler - Liebesleid: Liebesleid (arr. S. Rachmaninov)
Kreisler - Liebesfreud: Liebesfreud (arr. S. Rachmaninov)
14 Songs, Op. 34: No. 14. Vocalise in E minor (arr. A. Borodin): 14 Songs, Op. 34: No. 14. Vocalise (arr. for piano)
12 Etudes d'Execution transcendante, Op. 11 , Op. 11: 12 Etudes d'Execution transcendante, Op. 11: No. 10. Lesghinka

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