Sergei Bortkiewicz

Biography

Born: February 28, 1877; Kharkiv, Ukraine    Died: October 25, 1952; Vienna, Austria  
Bortkiewicz studied at the Kharkov Music School, the St. Petersburg Conservatory, and the Leipzig Conservatory. He enjoyed some fame as a pianist but was best known as a composer and performer of his own works. He returned to Russia at the outbreak of WWI but was forced to leave in 1919. He settled in Vienna where he remained until his death. His piano style is of the post-Romantic Russian style that is based on that of Chopin and Liszt and Read more contains Russian folklore. He was a fine technician, composing with lush instrumentation and colorful sentimentality. Read less
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  • 1.
    Seascapes / Janice Weber
    Label: Sono Luminus   Catalog: 92188 Release Date: 04/28/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Bedrich Smetana,  Sergei Bortkiewicz,  Eugene Guillaume,  Alec Rowley  ... 
    Performer:  Janice Weber
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  • 2.
    Scheherazade / Zurich Ensemble
    Label: Paladino Music   Catalog: 36 Release Date: 09/09/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Bortkiewicz,  Aram Khachaturian,  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Ensemble
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  • 3.
    A Grand Romance / Jeffrey Biegel
    Label: Steinway & Sons   Catalog: 30017 Release Date: 05/28/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Moritz Moszkowski,  Eduard Schütt,  Adolf Henselt,  Ignace Jan Paderewski  ... 
    Performer:  Jeffrey Biegel
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  • 4.
    Sergei Bortkiewicz: Piano Works, Vols. 8-9
    Label: Fc Records   Catalog: 9742 Release Date: 09/11/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Sergei Bortkiewicz
    Performer:  Jouni Somero
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  • 5.
    Bortkiewicz: Piano Works, Vol. 7 / Somero
    Label: Fc Records   Catalog: 9741 Release Date: 08/14/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Bortkiewicz
    Performer:  Jouni Somero
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  • 6.
    Main Gauche
    Label: Bnl Productions   Catalog: 112969 Release Date: 08/14/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Alexander Scriabin,  Sergei Bortkiewicz,  Pierre Sancan  ... 
    Performer:  Jean Dubé
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  • 7.
    Bortkiewicz: Piano Works, Vol. 6 / Somero
    Label: Fc Records   Catalog: 9744 Release Date: 07/10/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Bortkiewicz
    Performer:  Jouni Somero
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  • 8.
    Sergei Bortkiewicz: Piano Works, Vol. 5
    Label: Fc Records   Catalog: 9736 Release Date: 03/13/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Bortkiewicz
    Performer:  Jouni Somero
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  • 9.
    Piano Works Vol. 3 / Jouni Somero
    Label: Fc Records   Catalog: 9723 Release Date: 02/14/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Bortkiewicz
    Performer:  Jouni Somero
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  • 10.
    Bortkiewicz: Piano Works Vol. 4 / Jouni Somero
    Label: Fc Records   Catalog: 9730 Release Date: 12/13/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Bortkiewicz
    Performer:  Jouni Somero
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  • 11.
    Label: Fc Records   Catalog: 9714 Release Date: 11/08/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Bortkiewicz
    Performer:  Jouni Somero
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  • 12.
    A Treasury Of Russian Romantic Piano - Medtner, Liadov, Scriabin, Etc / Nadejda Vlaeva
    Label: Music & Arts Programs Of America   Catalog: 1224 Release Date: 04/14/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Bortkiewicz,  Nikolai Medtner,  Anatole Liadov,  Alexander Scriabin  ... 
    Performer:  Nadejda Vlaeva
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  • 13.
    Dyad - Sergei Bortkiewicz: Piano Music / Stephen Coombs
    Label: Hyperion Dyad   Catalog: 22054 Release Date: 05/13/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Sergei Bortkiewicz
    Performer:  Stephen Coombs
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  • 14.
    Rarities Of Piano Music At Schloss Vor Husum 2006
    Label: Danacord   Catalog: 669 Release Date: 11/06/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ilmari Hannikainen,  Leff Pouishnoff,  Antonio Soler,  Charles Valentin Alkan  ... 
    Performer:  Jonathan Plowright,  Eldar Nebolsin,  Marc-André Hamelin,  Hamish Milne  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tal & Groethuysen Duo
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  • 15.
    Rarities Of Piano Music At Schloss Vor Husum, 2004
    Label: Danacord   Catalog: 649 Release Date: 04/25/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Franz Liszt,  Salvatore Sciarrino,  Sir Eugene Goossens  ... 
    Performer:  Edna Stern,  Marc-André Hamelin,  Anatol Ugorski,  Igor Kamenz  ... 
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  • 16.
    Russian Music For Brass Quintet / Montanus Brass Quintet
    Label: Audite   Catalog: 20022 Release Date: 06/28/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Victor Grishin,  Alexander Scriabin,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Alexander Alyabyev  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montanus Brass Quintet
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  • 17.
    Bortkiewicz: Complete Works For Violin & Piano;  Et Al
    Label: Apex   Catalog: 61990 Release Date: 03/15/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Bortkiewicz,  Sergei Rachmaninov
    Performer:  Christian Persinaru,  Nils Franke
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  • 18.
    Bortkiewicz: Symphonies / Brabbins, Bbc Scottish So
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 67338 Release Date: 10/08/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Bortkiewicz
    Conductor:  Martyn Brabbins
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
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  • 19.
    Virtuoso Piano Showpieces / Jones
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 5326 Release Date: 01/07/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Moritz Moszkowski,  Ignaz Friedman,  Giuseppe Ferrata,  Christian Sinding  ... 
    Performer:  Martin Jones
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  • 20.
    A Musical Snuff-box - Sequeira Costa Plays Encores
    Label: Camerata Records   Catalog: 369 Release Date: 12/28/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Bortkiewicz,  Anatole Liadov,  Federico Mompou,  Isaac Albeniz  ... 
    Performer:  Sequeira Costa
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  • 21.
    The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol 4 - Arensky, Bortkiewicz
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 66624 Release Date: 02/22/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Bortkiewicz,  Anton Arensky
    Performer:  Stephen Coombs
    Conductor:  Jerzy Maksymiuk
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
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