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Bach / Kvitko / Mozart / Haydn / Granados
Release Date: 03/12/2013 
Label:  Blue Griffin   Catalog #: 289  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartFranz Joseph HaydnEnrique GranadosModest Mussorgsky,   ... 
Performer:  Sergei Kvitko
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sergei Kvitko, acclaimed pianist, composer, recording engineer and producer, presents a unique solo piano CD where he gets to wear all three of these hats. Alongside Mozart’s quintessential Fantasy in D Minor, Haydn’s brilliant Variations in F Minor, and Enrique Granados’ rarely performed, exquisitely passionate and profoundly poetic suite Escenas Romanticas, Mr. Kvitko, in this self-produced and engineered recording, premiers his original virtuoso transcriptions of Bach’s Prelude in C Major – an unexpectedly romantic take on the famous piece; Mussorgsky’s Trepak from “Songs and Dances of Death”- dark and mysterious song transcribed for solo piano in tradition of Schubert-Liszt arrangements; and Eugène Ysaÿe’s Solo Violin Sonata Read more No. 3 “Ballade” – violin bravura masterpiece in its first ever daring arrangement for piano. Read less

Works on This Recording

Fantasia for Piano in D minor, K 397 (385g) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Sergei Kvitko (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
Sonata for Keyboard in F minor, H 17 no 6: Variations by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Sergei Kvitko (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793; Vienna, Austria 
Escenas (6) románticas for Piano by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Sergei Kvitko (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: c1903-1904; Spain 
Songs and dances of death: no 3, Trepak by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Sergei Kvitko (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; Russia 
Notes: Arrangement: Sergei Kvitko 
Sonatas (6) for Violin solo, Op. 27: no 3 in D minor "Ballade" by Eugčne Ysa˙e
Performer:  Sergei Kvitko (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1924; Belgium 
Notes: Arrangement: Sergei Kvitko 
Prelude in C major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sergei Kvitko (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Notes: Arrangement: Sergei Kvitko 

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