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Rubinstein: Piano Concerto No. 4 & Caprice Russe / Jarvi, Shelest, The Orchestra Now


Release Date: 07/06/2018 
Label:  The Sorel Organization   Catalog #: 13  
Composer:  Anton Rubinstein
Performer:  Anna Shelest
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Orchestra Now
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

It is difficult to overstate the breadth of contribution of Anton Rubinstein to the development of the Russian culture in the 19th century. His multifaceted genius can be divided into three areas- Rubinstein the composer, the pianist, and the educator. In this first release in the series of recordings of his works for piano and orchestra, we focus on Rubinstein’s role as an educator. The album brings into light the effect Rubinstein had on the advancement of the Russian musical style in the 19th and 20th centuries. Hailed by The New York Times as a pianist of “a fiery sensibility and warm touch,” Anna Shelest is an international award-winning pianist who has thrilled the audiences she’s been in front of all over the world. Born in Ukraine, Read more she began her studies at the age of six, and at the age of eleven she performed at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. Her repertoire ranges from the Baroque to today’s contemporary composers. She has a particular affinity for Russian piano literature. Having received her Masters Degree at The Juilliard School, Anna Shelest currently resides in New York City with her husband and two sons. The Orchestra Now is group of vibrant young musicians from across the globe who are making orchestral music relevant to 21st century audiences. Hand-picked from the world’s leading conservatories, the members of TON are not only thrilling audiences with their critically acclaimed performances, but also enlightening curious minds by giving on stage demonstrations. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 4 in D minor, Op. 70 by Anton Rubinstein
Performer:  Anna Shelest (Piano)
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Orchestra Now
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; Russia 
2.
Caprice russe for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 102 by Anton Rubinstein
Performer:  Anna Shelest (Piano)
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Orchestra Now
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 

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