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William Kapell Edition Vol 4 - Khachaturian, Prokofiev


Release Date: 02/08/2000 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 68993   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Aram KhachaturianSergei ProkofievDmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  William Kapell
Conductor:  Serge KoussevitzkyAntal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony OrchestraDallas Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This installment of the William Kapell Edition charts but one more corner of the Russian piano repertory for which the pianist achieved an early fame. Kapell's 1946 recording of the appealing Khachaturian Concerto was the work's premiere recording, and the pianist immediately became associated with what became a jukebox favorite.
The gem of this disc, however, is Kapell's 1949 recording of Prokofiev's Third Piano Concerto. In the explosive Allegro of the opening movement, Kapell moves between rippling pianissimo passages to lashing sforzando chords with consummate ease. A greater testament to Kapell's musical and technical skills comes in the variations of the second movement. His shifts from the mood of one variation to the mood of the
Read more next are immediate, passionate, and thoroughly convincing. He moves from the lush chordal lyricism of the first variation to the breathless abandon of the second, flying across the keyboard and never losing his way. The entire performance sizzles with a nervous energy that will most likely captivate any listener. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano in D flat major by Aram Khachaturian
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Conductor:  Serge Koussevitzky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; USSR 
Date of Recording: 04/19/1946 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 35 Minutes 36 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 26 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917-1921; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/07/1949 
Venue:  State Fair Music Hall, Dallas, Texas 
Length: 25 Minutes 12 Secs. 
3.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 34: no 14 in E flat minor, Adagio by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1933; USSR 
Date of Recording: 03/19/1945 
Venue:  Studio no 2, RCA Studios, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
4.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 34: no 10 in C sharp minor, Moderato non troppo by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1933; USSR 
Date of Recording: 03/19/1945 
Venue:  Studio no 2, RCA Studios, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 45 Secs. 
5.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 34: no 5 in D major, Allegro vivace by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1933; USSR 
Date of Recording: 03/19/1945 
Venue:  Studio no 2, RCA Studios, New York City 
Length: 0 Minutes 26 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Andante; Allegro
Theme and Variations: Tema: Andantino
Theme and Variations: Variation I: L'istesso tempo
Theme and Variations: Variation II: Allegro
Theme and Variations: Variation III: Allegro moderato (poco meno mosso)
Theme and Variations: Variation IV: Andante meditativo
Theme and Variations: Variation V: Allegro giusto
Theme and Variations: Tema: L'istesso tempo
Allegro ma non troppo
Allegro maestoso
Andante con anima (1998 Rematered)
Allegro brillante
No. 14 in E-Flat Minor
No. 10 in C-Sharp Minor
No. 5 in D

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