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Beethoven, Chopin & Liszt: Piano Works / Melnikov

Release Date: 01/05/2018 
Label:  Acousence   Catalog #: 13217  
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenFrédéric ChopinFranz Liszt
Performer:  Alexander Melnikov
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

At first glance, there seems to be a disparity between Ludwig van Beethoven’s thirty-two piano sonatas and only one pure piano sonata by Franz Liszt. But just as Hans von Bulow called the Beethoven sonatas the “New Testament of Pianists,” the B-minor piano sonata is one of the most important of Franz Liszt’s compositions in terms of its form, technical demands and content. The connection between these composers is not even too far-fetched, since the eleven year-old Franz Liszt studied in Vienna with Beethoven’s student Carl Czerny. Not only did Franz Liszt later champion the prevalence of the works of Ludwig van Beethoven, he also supported the construction of the Beethoven monument in Bonn. Alexei Melnikov began to show talent in piano and Read more composition when he was just a young child. This is his debut album. Read less

Works on This Recording

Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alexander Melnikov (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804-1805; Vienna, Austria 
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 142/Op. 48: no 1 in C minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alexander Melnikov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
Sonata for Piano in B minor, S 178 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alexander Melnikov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852-1853; Weimar, Germany 

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