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Stravinsky: Complete Music for Solo PIano / Shevchenko


Release Date: 04/20/2018 
Label:  Delphian   Catalog #: 34203  
Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Oxana Shevchenko
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

From the Silver Age romanticism of the early Sonata in F sharp minor, through the Shrovetide peasant festivities of Petrushka and a clutch of Jazz Age miniatures to the neo-Bachian computations of the Sonata and Serenade in A, Stravinsky’s ever-changing preoccupations can be traced through his music for piano, his own instrument. Oxana Shevchenko is minutely attuned to the specific character of each piece – whether a simple character study for children or a glitteringly virtuosic tour de force – and brings her Russian heritage and training to this most cosmopolitan, yet ultimately most Russian, of composers. Oxana’s first recording for Delphian came hot on the heels of her success at the Scottish International Piano Competition in 2012. A Read more Gramophone ‘Editor’s Choice’, it was much lauded by critics universally. Her other competiton successes include First Prize at the International Premio Franz Liszt Competition, Italy (2015), First Prize and Gold Medal at the Chappell Medal competition at the Royal College of Music (2013) and First Prize at Sheepdrove Piano Competition, Newbury (2012), and Fifth Prize and the Chamber Music Prize at the Sydney International Piano Competition, Australia (2016).

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REVIEW:

Shevchenko plays superbly: the Three Movements from Petrushka are precise and exhilarating; she gets the dry Sonata and Serenade in A just right, but perhaps most memorable are 2½ minutes from the ritual close of Symphonies of Wind Instruments.

– Sunday Times (UK) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Firebird Suite: Infernal Dance of Kastchei by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Oxana Shevchenko (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1945; Russia 
2.
Firebird Suite: Berceuse by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Oxana Shevchenko (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; Switzerland 
3.
Firebird Suite: Finale by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Oxana Shevchenko (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; Switzerland 
4.
Tango by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Oxana Shevchenko (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USA 
5.
Rag-time for Piano by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Oxana Shevchenko (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; Switzerland 
6.
Valse pour les enfants by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Oxana Shevchenko (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; Switzerland 
7.
Etudes (4) for Piano, Op. 7 by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Oxana Shevchenko (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; Russia 
8.
Circus Polka by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Oxana Shevchenko (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
9.
Les cinq doigts by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Oxana Shevchenko (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; France 
10.
Piano-rag-music by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Oxana Shevchenko (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; Switzerland 
11.
Sonata for Piano by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Oxana Shevchenko (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; France 
12.
Scherzo for Piano by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Oxana Shevchenko (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902; Russia 
13.
Pétrouchka: Three movements for Piano by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Oxana Shevchenko (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; France 
14.
Souvenir d'une marche boche by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Oxana Shevchenko (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; France 
15.
Sonata for Piano in F sharp minor by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Oxana Shevchenko (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1904; Russia 
16.
Fragment des Symphonies pour instruments à vent à mémoire de Claude Achille Debussy, for piano by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Oxana Shevchenko (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920 
17.
Serenade for Piano in A major by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Oxana Shevchenko (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; France 

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