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Kirill Gerstein Plays Liszt, Schumann & Knussen

Gerstein,Kirill / Liszt / Schumann / Knussen
Release Date: 11/09/2010 
Label:  Myrios Classics   Catalog #: 5  
Composer:  Robert SchumannOliver KnussenFranz Liszt
Performer:  Kirill Gerstein
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Kirill Gerstein, recipient of the prestigious 2010 Gilmore Artist Award, is one of today’s most intriguing young musicians. For his solo album debut on Myrios Classics, he has recorded a spellbinding performance of Liszt’s Sonata in B minor and Schumann’s Humoreske. The disc also includes the world premiere recording of Oliver Knussen’s enchanting composition Ophelia’s Last Dance from 2010.

“[Gerstein] showed how virtuosity and soulfulness can go hand in hand.” — Chicago Sun Times
Kirill Gerstein, recipient of the prestigious 2010 Gilmore Artist Award, is one of today’s most intriguing young musicians. For his solo album debut on Myrios Classics, he has recorded a spellbinding performance of Liszt’s Sonata in B minor and Schumann’s Humoreske. The disc also includes the world premiere recording of Oliver Knussen’s enchanting composition Ophelia’s Last Dance from 2010.

“[Gerstein] showed how virtuosity and soulfulness can go hand in hand.” — Chicago Sun Times
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Works on This Recording

1.
Humoreske for Piano in B flat major, Op. 20 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Kirill Gerstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
2.
Ophelia's Last Dance, Op. 32 by Oliver Knussen
Performer:  Kirill Gerstein (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2010; England 
3.
Sonata for Piano in B minor, S 178 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Kirill Gerstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852-1853; Weimar, Germany 

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