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Prokoviev: Piano Sonatas 7 & 8; Stravinsky: Firebird / Alexander Korsantia

Prokoviev / Stravinsky
Release Date: 07/30/2013 
Label:  Piano Classics   Catalog #: 53   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sergei ProkofievIgor Stravinsky
Performer:  Alexander Korsantia
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Alexander Korsantia is a force of nature. These live performances of this Russian pianist show a red hot immediacy, excitement and adrenalin, usually absent in studio recordings. The terror of Prokofiev’s War Sonatas, the orchestral colours of Stravinsky’s Firebird (in the piano transcription of Guido Agosti) and the tongue-in-cheek of the Circus Polka and Tango: all these brilliant performances (hardly a wrong note!), captured in excellent sound, evoke the visceral emotions of a unique concert experience.

Alexander Korsantia, born in 1965 in Tiblisi, Georgia, won first prize at the prestigious Arthur Rubinstein Competition in 1995. He has an active international concert career, and is based in Boston, USA. - Piano Classics
Alexander Korsantia is a force of nature. These live performances of this Russian pianist show a red hot immediacy, excitement and adrenalin, usually absent in studio recordings. The terror of Prokofiev’s War Sonatas, the orchestral colours of Stravinsky’s Firebird (in the piano transcription of Guido Agosti) and the tongue-in-cheek of the Circus Polka and Tango: all these brilliant performances (hardly a wrong note!), captured in excellent sound, evoke the visceral emotions of a unique concert experience.

Alexander Korsantia, born in 1965 in Tiblisi, Georgia, won first prize at the prestigious Arthur Rubinstein Competition in 1995. He has an active international concert career, and is based in Boston, USA. - Piano Classics Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 7 in B flat major, Op. 83 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Alexander Korsantia (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939-1942; USSR 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 8 in B flat major, Op. 84 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Alexander Korsantia (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939-1944; USSR 
3.
Firebird Suite: Danse infernale by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Alexander Korsantia (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
Notes: Arranged for piano by Guido Agosti and Alexander Korsantia. 
4.
Firebird Suite: Berceuse by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Alexander Korsantia (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; Switzerland 
Notes: Arranged for piano by Guido Agosti and Alexander Korsantia. 
5.
Firebird Suite: Finale by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Alexander Korsantia (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; Switzerland 
Notes: Arranged for piano by Guido Agosti and Alexander Korsantia. 
6.
Tango by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Alexander Korsantia (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USA 
Notes: Arranged for piano by Guido Agosti and Alexander Korsantia. 
7.
Circus Polka by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Alexander Korsantia (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Notes: Arranged for piano by Guido Agosti and Alexander Korsantia. 

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