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Brahms: Piano Variations / Mikhail Rudy


Release Date: 02/20/2000 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 55167   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Mikhail Rudy
Number of Discs: 1 
Length:  1 Hours  4 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Rudy winningly portrays youthful verve in these early variations, while stylishly highlighting the opposition between the themes' origins and Brahms’s lush Romanticism.

Rudy’s thoughtful programme exploits the tension between the stylistic origins of the themes and Brahms’s imaginative transformations of them... Close, intimate recording emphasises Rudy’s appropriately sensitive, poetic cantabile in the Schumann Variations, Op. 9, and heightens his winning portrayal of the composer’s youthful verve in the Variations on a Hungarian Song. Most impressive, though, are his performances of the String Sextet and Handel Variations, in which attentive, stylish playing effectively highlights the opposition between the music’s
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-- Nicholas Rast, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
Variations (16) for Piano in F sharp minor on a Theme by Schumann, Op. 9 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Mikhail Rudy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1994 
Venue:  Abbaye Royale de Fon 
2.
Variations and Fugue for Piano in B flat major on a theme by Handel, Op. 24 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Mikhail Rudy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1994 
Venue:  Abbaye Royale de Fon 
3.
Variations (13) for Piano on a Hungarian Dance, Set 2, Op. 21 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Mikhail Rudy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1994 
Venue:  Abbaye Royale de Fon 
4.
Theme and Variations for Piano in D minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Mikhail Rudy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1860; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1994 
Venue:  Abbaye Royale de Fon 

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