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Idil Biret Plays Myakovsky, Liszt & Scriabin

Miaskovsky / Scriabin / Rachmaninoff / Biret
Release Date: 10/26/2010 
Label:  Iba [idil Biret Archives] Catalog #: 8571281   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Nikolay MyaskovskyFranz LisztAlexander ScriabinSergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Idil Biret
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 0 Hours 46 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“No doubt remained as soon as the piano began to reverberate: on the stage was a first class musician and a maestro.” -- SOVIETSKAIA, KULTURA Moscow [1960]

“For some years now Idil Biret has been a widely-respected figure for music-lovers, witness her exemplary interpretations of Scriabin, Bartók and Prokofiev. The masterly way in which she marshals her approach to, above all, works of our century has led to a stylistic unity of written score and interpretation which, far beyond the conventional adulation lavished on stars, has concentrated attention on Idil Biret as an artistic force of outstanding merit.” -- DIE WELT, Germany [1979]

“The campus of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, 50 miles north of
Read more Philadelphia, was where you needed to be on Sunday November 14, if you are a lover of transcendental piano-playing. Idil Biret, the great Turkish pianist, gave a recital devoted entirely to 20th Century works and demonstrated in this perhaps surprising context the true meaning of the word “virtuosity”: not flashy superficiality, but simply a technical command so complete that the performer can, as it were, take the solution of problems for granted and concentrate entirely on musical issues…If 20th-century music were always performed like this, it would surely not suffer from the hearer-unfriendly reputation that still too often bedevils it.” Bernard Jacobson -- MUSICWEB, USA [2004]
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Works on This Recording

Sonata for Piano no 2 in F sharp minor, Op. 13 by Nikolay Myaskovsky
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; Russia 
Sonata for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 19 by Nikolay Myaskovsky
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; USSR 
La lugubre gondola for Piano, S 200 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; Rome, Italy 
Nuages gris for Piano, S 199 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Rome, Italy 
Preludes (5) for Piano, Op. 74 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; Russia 
Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3: no 2, Prélude in C sharp minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 

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