Vladimir Feltsman

Biography

Country: Russia  
Internationally known as one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century, Vladimir Feltsman has performed works from Johann Sebastian Bach and such Russian composers as Alfred Schnittke and Nikolai Karentnikov. He has performed with all the major American orchestras and worked with conductors Dennis Russell Davies, Andre Previn and Zubin Mehta.

Vladimir Feltsman was born in Moscow in 1952 and developed his love for music at a young age.
Read more His public debut was at the age of 12, when he performed as a soloist with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra. He won first prize at the Concertina International Competition in Prague at 15, an award that later led him to enroll in the Moscow Conservatory. After winning first prize at the Marguerite Long Competition in Paris, he felt he was ready to perform with the major Soviet orchestras and at music festivals in the USSR. During this time, Feltsman performed recitals in Eastern Europe, France, Italy, Belgium and Japan.

In the summer of 1987, Feltsman arrived in the United States after finally receiving permission to leave the Soviet Union. The PBS television documentary Journey From Home: Vladimir Feltsman in Moscow recounts his return to Moscow after being banned from the concert halls and a heartfelt reunion with his parents. He has also been seen on such national television programs as 60 Minutes, CBS This Morning, the Today Show, PBS' Live From Lincoln Center and The McLaughlin Group.

Aside from doing live concerts and recitals, Feltsman has also made several recordings. On the MusicMasters label, he has made five CDs of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, including The Art of Fugue, and a disc of the final Beethoven sonatas, Op. 190, 110 and 111. His recordings also include a live performance at the Moscow Conservatory of the Goldberg Variations and a release in April 1996 titled The Well Tempered Clavier Book II.

Since his arrival in the United States, Vladimir Feltsman has performed with all the major American orchestras as well as the London Symphony and the NHK of Japan. During the 1996-97 season, he performed with the New York Philharmonic under the direction of conductor Kurt Masur. His recitals and concerts include works from Bach as well as new contemporary music. Feltsman's repertoire concentrates on music from the German tradition but does not fail to include other new genres. His vibrant, individualistic style of interpretations has made Feltsman an internationally known and respected pianist. Read less
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Biography

Country: Russia  
Internationally known as one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century, Vladimir Feltsman has performed works from Johann Sebastian Bach and such Russian composers as Alfred Schnittke and Nikolai Karentnikov. He has performed with all the major American orchestras and worked with conductors Dennis Russell Davies, Andre Previn and Zubin Mehta.

Vladimir Feltsman was born in Moscow in 1952 and developed his love for music at a young age.
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WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Sonata in A minor, D537: I. Allegro ma non troppo
Sonata in A minor, D537: II. Allegretto quasi Andantino
Sonata in A minor, D537: III. Allegro vivace
Two Scherzos, D593: I. Allegretto in B-flat major
Two Scherzos, D593: II. Allegro moderato in D-flat major
Sonata in G major, D894: I. Molto moderato e cantabile
Sonata in G major, D894: II. Andante
Sonata in G major, D894: III. Menuetto
Sonata in G major, D894: IV. Allegretto
Tema: Vivace
Variation 1: Alla Marcis maestoso
Variation 2: Poco Allegro
Variation 3: L'istesso tempo
Variation 4: Un poco più vivace
Variation 5: Allegro vivace
Variation 6: Allegro ma non troppo e serioso
Variation 7: Un poco più allegro
Variation 8: Poco vivace
Variation 9: Allegro pesante e risoluto
Variation 10: Presto
Variation 11: Allegretto
Variation 12: Un poco più moto
Variation 13: Vivace
Variation 14: Grave e maestoso
Variation 15: Presto Scherzando
Variation 16: Allegro
Variation 17: Allegro
Variation 18: Poco moderato
Variation 19: Presto
Variation 20: Andante
Variation 21: Allegro con brio - Meno allegro - Tempo primo
Variation 22: Allegro molto, alla 'Notte e giorno faticar' di Mozart
Variation 23: Allegro assai
Variation 24: Fughetta (Andante)
Variation 25: Allegro
Variation 26: (Piacevole)
Variation 27: Vivace
Variation 28: Allegro
Variation 29: Adagio ma non troppo
Variation 30: Andante, sempre cantabile
Variation 31: Largo, molto espressivo
Variation 32: Fuga: Allegro
Variation 33: Tempo di Menuetto moderato
Sonata No. 4, Op. 30: I. Andante
Sonata No. 4, Op. 30: II. Prestissimo volando
Poèmes Op. 32
Poèmes Op. 32
2 Morceaux, Op. 57: No. 1 Désir
2 Morceaux, Op. 57: No. Caresse dansée
2 Danses, Op. 73: No. 1 Guirlandes. Avec une grâce languissante
2 Danses, Op. 73: No. 2 Flammes sombres. Avec une grâce dolente
5 Preludes, Op. 74: No. 1 Doloureux déchirant
5 Preludes, Op. 74: No. 2 Très lent, contemplatif
5 Preludes, Op. 74: No. 3 Allegro drammatico
5 Preludes, Op. 74: No. 4 Lent, vague, indécis
5 Preludes, Op. 74: No. 5 Fier, beliqueux
Vers la flamme Op. 72 poème: Allegro moderato
Allegro brioso
Meno mosso
Andante assai
Allegro scherzando
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16: I. Andantino
II. Scherzo: Vivace
III. Intermezzo: Allegro moderato
IV. Finale: Allegro tempestoso