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20th Century Masterpieces, Vol. 2 / Votapek

Albeniz / Ravel / Griffes / Kapustin / Votapek
Release Date: 11/13/2012 
Label:  Blue Griffin   Catalog #: 263  
Composer:  Isaac AlbenizMaurice RavelCharles Tomlinson GriffesNikolai Kapustin
Performer:  Ralph Votapek
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Acclaimed pianist Ralph Votapek, winner of the prestigious Naumburg Award and the Gold Medalist of the first Van Cliburn International Piano competition, plays a collection works that includes Albeniz’s Iberia Book 1, Ravel’s La Valse, Griffes‘ monumental Piano Sonata and short pieces by Russian jazz composer Nikolai Kapustin. Together, the works on this CD sample the extraordinary range of piano compositions that were produced in the 20th century. - Blue Griffen Records Acclaimed pianist Ralph Votapek, winner of the prestigious Naumburg Award and the Gold Medalist of the first Van Cliburn International Piano competition, plays a collection works that includes Albeniz’s Iberia Book 1, Ravel’s La Valse, Griffes‘ monumental Piano Sonata and short pieces by Russian jazz composer Nikolai Kapustin. Together, the works on this CD sample the extraordinary range of piano compositions that were produced in the 20th century. - Blue Griffen Records Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Suite Iberia, Book 1 by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Ralph Votapek (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904-1906; France 
Length: 18 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: 
Movements:
01 Evocación 05:34
02 El Puerto 04:11
03 Fête-dieu à Seville 08:28
 
2. La valse by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Ralph Votapek (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; France 
Length: 12 Minutes 33 Secs. 
3. Sonata for Piano, A 85 by Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Performer:  Ralph Votapek (Piano)
Length: 15 Minutes 11 Secs. 
4. Variations for Piano, Op. 41 by Nikolai Kapustin
Performer:  Ralph Votapek (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984; USSR 
Length: 6 Minutes 51 Secs. 
5. Concert Etudes (8) for Piano, Op. 40: no 6 "Pastoral" by Nikolai Kapustin
Performer:  Ralph Votapek (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984; USSR 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
6. Impromptu, Op. 66: no 2 by Nikolai Kapustin
Performer:  Ralph Votapek (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 

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