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Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition; Shostakovich: Preludes

Mussorgsky / Shostakovich / Apekisheva
Release Date: 06/12/2012 
Label:  Onyx   Catalog #: 4085   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Modest MussorgskyDmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Katya Apekisheva
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

[Katya Apekisheva] "...was trained at the fabled Gnessin school. She has such rock-solid technique that she can focus entirely on what she wants to do with it. Her "Old Castle" had noble restraint, her "Tuileries" were gracefully unhurried, her "Unhatched Chicks" kicked up a storm, her "Great Gate of Kiev" climaxed in a blaze of magnificence. Until this sensational concert, Katya Apekisheva had been a slightly shadowy figure on Britain's pianistic scene. Not any more." - Michael Church, The Independent (Wigmore Hall, December 2011)

Katya Apekisheva makes her solo ONYX debut with the work that brought the house down at her recent recital in London's Wigmore Hall, Mussorgsky's
Read more Pictures at an Exhibition. Apekisheva has also appeared on disc for ONYX accompanying Maxim Rysanov on ONYX 4033 Brahms Viola, and regularly performs with Jack Liebeck and Natalie Clein. - Onyx Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Pictures at an Exhibition for Piano by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Katya Apekisheva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Russia 
Venue:  St. George's Church, Brandon Hill, Brist 
Length: 33 Minutes 56 Secs. 
2.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 34 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Katya Apekisheva (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1933; USSR 
Venue:  St. George's Church, Brandon Hill, Brist 
Length: 29 Minutes 15 Secs. 

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