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Temirzhan Yerzhanov Plays Prokofiev

Release Date: 01/01/2009 
Label:  Con Brio   Catalog #: 5637495959   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Temirzhan Yerzhanov
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“Suffice it to say that his is an extraordinary talent whose playing on this album is quite frankly nothing short of astonishing... Temirzhan’s playing conveys a talent so at ease with the music, it is as though his deep understanding and respect for the compositions literally radiates from the very recording itself.” -- Jeff Perkins, BlogCritics.org

“Temirzhan Yerzhanov proved to be an outstanding performer for his ability to unite contrasting musical feelings into the unity of passion and moving sincerity…With various touches he could get an unprecedented and rich in tinges palette of colors.” -- Zwickauer Zeitung, Zwickau

“In the final evening of the festival the audience was stunned - Temirzhan Yerzhanov
Read more performed Schumann’s F minor sonata spectacularly, with great emotion and virtuosity.” -- Nevskoe Vremya, S-Petersburg

“Yerzhanov demonstrated the highest level of mastery, the best traditions of romantic pianism, real spirituality, subtlety and poetry.” -- Novaya Muzykalnaya Gazeta, Almaty

“In the first round Temirzhan Yerzhanov attracted the jury’s attention with his performance of Gesange der Fruhe. In the second round his interpretation of Davidsbunlertanze was original and artistically complete. Finally, he distinguished himself with Schumann’s Piano Concerto.” -- Muzykalnaya Zhizn, Moscow

“Temirzhan Yerzhanov’s performance Schumann’s Concerto successfully combined the depth of feeling and energetic rhythmical strength.” -- Freie Presse, Chemnitz

“Only a few pianists are capable of being ‘at one’ with the singer, to be a creator and an artist. As an example for others - brilliant Temirzhan Yerzhanov.” -- Muzykalnaya Zhizn, Moscow

“His artistic maturity was revealed in Romanze (Faschingsschwank aus Wien). It is rare to hear such dramatically passionate interpretation of this movement… It was a great event to listen to Yerzhanov’s performance.” -- Zwickauer Zeitung, Zwickau
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Works on This Recording

Pieces (3) from Cinderella for Piano, Op. 95 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Temirzhan Yerzhanov (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USSR 
Pieces (10) from Cinderella for Piano, Op. 97 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Temirzhan Yerzhanov (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USSR 
Pieces (6) from Cinderella, Op. 102 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Temirzhan Yerzhanov (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USSR 
Symphony no 1 in D major, Op. 25 "Classical" by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Temirzhan Yerzhanov (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
Notes: Arranged for piano. 

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