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Sofronitsky: Concert Recordings [5 CD + DVD]


Release Date: 03/11/2016 
Label:  Melodiya   Catalog #: 1002312   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Robert SchumannWolfgang Amadeus MozartFranz SchubertFrédéric Chopin,   ... 
Performer:  Vladimir Sofronitzki
Number of Discs: 6 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This unique 5 CD plus 1 DVD set is presented by Melodiya and the Andrei Konchalovsky Foundation in honor of one of the finest 20th century Russian pianists, Vladimir Sofronitsky.

Heinrich Neuhaus wrote of Sofronitsky, “...A seal of something unusual, sometimes almost supernatural, mysterious, inexplicable, and imperiously attractive is always on his play.”

Five of these discs contain recordings of Sofronitsky’s recitals between 1951 and 1960. The sixth disc contains a documentary on the pianist by the director Andrei Konchalovsky. Works included in this set are by composers Scriabin, Schumann, Chopin, Schubert, Liszt, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Lyadov, Debussy, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich.
This unique 5 CD plus 1 DVD set is presented by Melodiya and the Andrei Konchalovsky Foundation in honor of one of the finest 20th century Russian pianists, Vladimir Sofronitsky.

Heinrich Neuhaus wrote of Sofronitsky, “...A seal of something unusual, sometimes almost supernatural, mysterious, inexplicable, and imperiously attractive is always on his play.”

Five of these discs contain recordings of Sofronitsky’s recitals between 1951 and 1960. The sixth disc contains a documentary on the pianist by the director Andrei Konchalovsky. Works included in this set are by composers Scriabin, Schumann, Chopin, Schubert, Liszt, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Lyadov, Debussy, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Phantasie for Piano in C major, Op. 17 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Vladimir Sofronitzki (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1838; Germany 
2.
Symphonic Etudes for Piano, Op. 13 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Vladimir Sofronitzki (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837/1852; Germany 
3.
Arabeske for Piano in C major, Op. 18 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Vladimir Sofronitzki (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
4.
Fantasy for Piano in C minor, K 475 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Vladimir Sofronitzki (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90: no 3 in G flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Vladimir Sofronitzki (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90: no 4 in A flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Vladimir Sofronitzki (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Sonata for Piano no 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 11 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Vladimir Sofronitzki (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1835; Germany 
8.
Nocturnes (3) for Piano, Op. 15 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Sofronitzki (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1833 
9.
Scherzo for Piano no 1 in B minor, B 65/Op. 20 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Sofronitzki (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1832; Poland 
10.
Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Sofronitzki (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Paris, France 
11.
Carnaval, Op. 9 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Vladimir Sofronitzki (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833-1835; Germany 
12.
Fantasiestücke (8 Fantasy Pieces), for piano, Op. 12: 1. Der Abends by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Vladimir Sofronitzki (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Germany 
13.
Romances (3) for Piano, Op. 28: no 1 in B flat minor by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Vladimir Sofronitzki (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Germany 
14.
Sonata for Piano no 4 in F sharp major, Op. 30 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Vladimir Sofronitzki (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; Russia 
15.
Poème tragique for Piano, Op. 34 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Vladimir Sofronitzki (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; Russia 
16.
Waltz for Piano in A flat major, Op. 38 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Vladimir Sofronitzki (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; Russia 
17.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 8: no 11 in B flat minor by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Vladimir Sofronitzki (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1894; Russia 
18.
Moments musicaux (6), Op. 16: Excerpt(s) by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Sofronitzki (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Russia 
19.
Fantasia for Piano in C minor, K 396 (385f) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Vladimir Sofronitzki (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
20.
Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, S 161 "Italie": no 7, Après une lecture du Dante by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Vladimir Sofronitzki (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1849; Weimar, Germany 
21.
Musical snuffbox, Op. 32 by Anatole Liadov
Performer:  Vladimir Sofronitzki (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1893; Russia 
22.
Sarcasms (5) for Piano, Op. 17: no 5, Precipitosissimo by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Vladimir Sofronitzki (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1914; Russia 
23.
Sonata for Piano no 7 in B flat major, Op. 83 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Vladimir Sofronitzki (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939-1942; USSR 
24.
Preludes and Fugues (24) for Piano, Op. 87: Excerpt(s) by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Vladimir Sofronitzki (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950-1951; USSR 
25.
Sonata for Piano no 8, Op. 66 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Vladimir Sofronitzki (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; Russia 
26.
Sonata for Piano no 5 in F sharp major, Op. 53 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Vladimir Sofronitzki (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; Russia 
27.
Sonata for Piano no 9 in F major, Op. 68 "Black Mass" by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Vladimir Sofronitzki (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; Russia 
28.
Sonata for Piano No. 10 in C, Op. 70 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Vladimir Sofronitzki (Piano)
Written: 1913 
29.
Prelude(s) for Piano by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Vladimir Sofronitzki (Piano)
Period: Modern 
30.
Poèmes (2) for Piano, Op. 63: no 1, Masque by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Vladimir Sofronitzki (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; Russia 
31.
Poèmes (2) for Piano, Op. 32 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Vladimir Sofronitzki (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; Russia 
32.
Poèmes (2) for Piano, Op. 69 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Vladimir Sofronitzki (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; Russia 
33.
Mazurkas (2) for Piano, Op. 40: no 2 in F sharp major by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Vladimir Sofronitzki (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902-1903; Russia 
34.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 8: no 12 in D sharp minor by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Vladimir Sofronitzki (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1894; Russia 

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