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Scriabin, Prokofiev, Et Al: Piano Works / Simon Trpceski


Release Date: 10/01/2002 
Label:  Emi Classics Special Import Catalog #: 75202   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Alexander ScriabinSergei ProkofievPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyIgor Stravinsky
Performer:  Simon Trpceski
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

The whole disc creates a picture of an exceptional young talent in all its freshness and sense of enjoyment.

Simon Trpceski was most people’s favourite finalist at the London Piano Competition in 2000 and he’s now a BBC New Generation Artist. This disc amply justifies the enthusiasm his playing has so far engendered – it’s a magnificent recording debut. The spacious acoustic enhances Trpceski’s radiant sound while preserving the sharp clarity of his articulation. He never forces his tone nor strains after effect, so that Tchaikovsky’s gracefulness is always preserved, no matter what pressure Pletnev’s arrangement puts on the pianist. The Scriabin Sonata opens like a strong gust of wind, the main Allegro buoyant and
Read more strongly propelled and its orchestral effects sumptuously evoked.

In Petrushka, the first movement is not too hard-driven and its internal mechanisms clearly exposed, while the second is characterised with light balletic delicacy. The first of Prokofiev’s ‘War’ sonatas calls for sterner treatment and gets it, though the playing is still beautifully finished and a delight to listen to for its own sake. The whole disc creates a picture of an exceptional young talent in all its freshness and sense of enjoyment.

-- BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Piano no 5 in F sharp major, Op. 53 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Simon Trpceski (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; Russia 
Date of Recording: 11/2001 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 10 Minutes 47 Secs. 
2. Sonata for Piano no 6 in A major, Op. 82 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Simon Trpceski (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939-1940; USSR 
Date of Recording: 11/2001 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 27 Minutes 10 Secs. 
3. Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Simon Trpceski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
Date of Recording: 11/2001 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 17 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Mikhail Pletnev 
4. Pétrouchka: Three movements for Piano by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Simon Trpceski (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; France 
Date of Recording: 11/2001 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 17 Minutes 17 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Concert Suite from the ballet The Nutcracker: March - Tempo di marcia viva
Concert Suite from the ballet The Nutcracker: Tanech [Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy] - Andante ma non troppo
Concert Suite from the ballet The Nutcracker: Tarantella - Tempo di Tarantella
Concert Suite from the ballet The Nutcracker: Intermezzo
Concert Suite from the ballet The Nutcracker: Trepak - Molto vivace
Concert Suite from the ballet The Nutcracker: Kitaisky Tanez [Chinese Dance] - Allegro moderato
Concert Suite from the ballet The Nutcracker: Andante maestoso
Piano Sonata No. 5 in F sharp, Op. 53:Allegro.Impetuoso. Con stravaganza
Pétrouchka : Three Movements:Transcribed for piano solo by the composer: I. Danse russe - Allegro giusto
Pétrouchka : Three Movements:Transcribed for piano solo by the composer: II. Chez Pétrouchka - Stringendo
Pétrouchka : Three Movements:Transcribed for piano solo by the composer: III. La semaine grasse - Con moto
Piano Sonata No. 6 in A Op. 82: I. Allegro moderato
Piano Sonata No. 6 in A Op. 82: II. Allegretto
Piano Sonata No. 6 in A Op. 82: III. Tempo di valzer lentissimo
Piano Sonata No. 6 in A Op. 82: IV. Vivace

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