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Mussorgsky: Complete Piano Works / Alice Ader

Mussorgsky / Ader
Release Date: 06/08/2010 
Label:  Fuga Libera   Catalog #: 566   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Alice Ader
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Anyone who knows Ader's recordings of Debussy and Messiaen already understands just how perceptive a musician she is. More than her refined sense of keyboard color, she has an ability to project musical architecture through the phrasing of large paragraphs, which serves Franck particularly well. Thus, the two fugues build effortlessly from beginning to end, with exceptionally clear voicing and an unerring sense of where the music is going." -- David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com [reviewing Alice Ader playing Franck, Fuga Libera 209]

Every disc of Alice Ader holds a special place in the world of piano. This one is no exception.
Read more From the first bars of Une Larme, Mussorgsky's inner world is revealed. This new 2-CD set, which includes the complete piano works from the composer of Boris Godunov flies by and let us deeply marked. And the Tableaux d'une exposition, magnificently interpreted here, is not Mussorgsky's only work of art: there are also about fifteen other pieces plus a transcription of Une nuit sur le Mont Chauve by Rimsky-Korsakov. A summit meeting between a great lady of the piano and the work of a furious genius.
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Works on This Recording

1.
A Tear by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Alice Ader (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Venue:  Paris, IRCAM 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 
2.
Impromptu passioné by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Alice Ader (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Russia 
Venue:  Paris, IRCAM 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
3.
Rêverie on a theme of V. A. Loginov by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Alice Ader (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Russia 
Venue:  Paris, IRCAM 
Length: 5 Minutes 52 Secs. 
4.
Sorochintsy fair: Fair Scene by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Alice Ader (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874-1880; Russia 
Venue:  Paris, IRCAM 
Length: 4 Minutes 57 Secs. 
5.
Au village by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Alice Ader (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1880; Russia 
Venue:  Paris, IRCAM 
Length: 5 Minutes 19 Secs. 
6.
On the southern shore of the Crimea by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Alice Ader (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Venue:  Paris, IRCAM 
Length: 10 Minutes 32 Secs. 
7.
Sorochintsy fair: Hopak by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Alice Ader (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Venue:  Paris, IRCAM 
Length: 1 Minutes 57 Secs. 
8.
Souvenir d'enfance by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Alice Ader (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Russia 
Venue:  Paris, IRCAM 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
9.
La capricieuse by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Alice Ader (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Russia 
Venue:  Paris, IRCAM 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
10.
The seamstress by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Alice Ader (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Russia 
Venue:  Paris, IRCAM 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
11.
Scherzo for Piano in C sharp minor by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Alice Ader (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Russia 
Venue:  Paris, IRCAM 
Length: 6 Minutes 6 Secs. 
12.
Intermezzo for Piano in B minor "in modo classico" by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Alice Ader (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1860-1861; Russia 
Venue:  Paris, IRCAM 
Length: 14 Minutes 22 Secs. 
13.
Ein Kinderscherz by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Alice Ader (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859/1860; Russia 
Venue:  Paris, IRCAM 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
14.
Night on the Bare Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Alice Ader (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; Russia 
Venue:  Paris, IRCAM 
Length: 15 Minutes 27 Secs. 
15.
Méditation by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Alice Ader (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Venue:  Paris, IRCAM 
Length: 6 Minutes 42 Secs. 
16.
Pictures at an Exhibition for Piano by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Alice Ader (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Russia 
Venue:  Paris, IRCAM 
Length: 37 Minutes 7 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Une larme (A Tear)
Impromptu passionne (2nd version): Impromptu passionne
Duma on a theme of V. A. Loginov (Reverie)
Sorochinskaya yarmarka (Sorochintsi Fair) (version for piano): Sorochinskaya yarmarka (Sorochintsi Fair), Act I: Fair Scene
Au village (Quasi fantasia) (In the Village)
Na yuzhnom beregu Krima (On the Southern Shore of the Crimea): No. 2. Capriccio
Na yuzhnom beregu Krima (On the Southern Shore of the Crimea): No. 1. Gurzuf
Sorochinskaya yarmarka (Sorochintsi Fair) (version for piano): Sorochinskaya yarmarka (Sorochintsi Fair), Act III: Gopak (Hopak)
Souvenir d'enfance (Childhood memories)
Souvenir d'enfance (Childhood memories): No. 1. Niania et moi
Souvenir d'enfance (Childhood memories): No. 2. Premiere punition
La capricieuse, on a theme of L. Heyden (Shalunja: a mischievous girl): La capricieuse, on a theme of L. Heyden
Shveya (The Seamstress)
Scherzo in C sharp minor: Scherzo
Intermezzo in modo classico (1867 version): Intermezzo in modo classico
Jeux d'enfants-les quatre coins (Children's games, hide-and-seek)
St. John's Night on Bald Mountain, "A Night on the Bare Mountain" (arr. K. Chernov)
Meditation (Album Leaf), "Razdumye"
Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade
Pictures at an Exhibition: I. Gnomus
Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade
Pictures at an Exhibition: II. Old Castle
Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade
Pictures at an Exhibition: III. Tuileries
Pictures at an Exhibition: IV. Bydlo
Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade
Pictures at an Exhibition: V. Ballet of the Chickens in their Shells
Pictures at an Exhibition: VI. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle
Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade
Pictures at an Exhibition: VII. The Market-Place at Limoges
Pictures at an Exhibition: VIII. Catacombae (Sepulcrum romanum)
Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade
Pictures at an Exhibition: IX. The Hut on Fowl's Legs (Baba-Yaga)
Pictures at an Exhibition: X. The Great Gate at Kiev

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