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
The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol 4 - Arensky, Bortkiewicz
Release Date: 02/22/1994   Label: Hyperion  
Catalog: 66624   Number of Discs: 1
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Dyad - Sergei Bortkiewicz: Piano Music / Stephen Coombs
Release Date: 05/13/2008   Label: Hyperion Dyad  
Catalog: 22054   Number of Discs: 2
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