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Grigory Sokolov Plays Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Saint-saens

Beethoven / Sokolov
Release Date: 03/05/2013 
Label:  Melodiya   Catalog #: 1002078   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyCamille Saint-SaënsFrédéric Chopin,   ... 
Performer:  Grigory Sokolov
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR State Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

One of the best contemporary representatives of the St. Petersburg piano school, Grigory Sokolov is well known in Russia and beyond. A master of the now-rare “intellectual” pianism, Sokolov preferred live concerts to studio work. Most of his recordings have been made in concert, including those featured on this set. It reflects not only his repertoire predilection, but also the pianist’s rise to the musical Olympus. One of the best contemporary representatives of the St. Petersburg piano school, Grigory Sokolov is well known in Russia and beyond. A master of the now-rare “intellectual” pianism, Sokolov preferred live concerts to studio work. Most of his recordings have been made in concert, including those featured on this set. It reflects not only his repertoire predilection, but also the pianist’s rise to the musical Olympus. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Variations (33) for Piano on a Waltz by Diabelli in C major, Op. 120 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Grigory Sokolov (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1819-1823; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1985 
Venue:  Glinka Chapel Saint Petersburg 
Length: 53 Minutes 7 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Grigory Sokolov (Piano)
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR State Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
3.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 22 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Grigory Sokolov (Piano)
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR State Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; France 
4.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Grigory Sokolov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1836; Paris, France 
5.
Phantasie for Piano in C major, Op. 17 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Grigory Sokolov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1838; Germany 
6.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 22 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Grigory Sokolov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833-1838; Germany 
7.
Rhapsodies (2) for Piano, Op. 79 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Grigory Sokolov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Austria 
8.
Intermezzi (3) for Piano, Op. 117 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Grigory Sokolov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Austria 

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