Serge 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.
    Sergei Bortkiewicz: Piano Works, Vols. 8-9
    Label: Fc Records   Catalog: 9742 Release Date: 09/11/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Serge Bortkiewicz
    Performer:  Jouni Somero
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    Main Gauche
    Label: Bnl Productions   Catalog: 112969 Release Date: 08/14/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Alexander Scriabin,  Serge Bortkiewicz,  Pierre Sancan  ... 
    Performer:  Jean Dubé
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    Sergei Bortkiewicz: Piano Works, Vol. 5
    Label: Fc Records   Catalog: 9736 Release Date: 03/13/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Serge Bortkiewicz
    Performer:  Jouni Somero
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  • 4.
    Piano Works Vol. 3 / Jouni Somero
    Label: Fc Records   Catalog: 9723 Release Date: 02/14/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Serge Bortkiewicz
    Performer:  Jouni Somero
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    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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