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Chopin & Liszt: Piano Works / Agranovich


Release Date: 02/02/2018 
Label:  Centaur Records   Catalog #: 3601  
Composer:  Frédéric ChopinFranz Liszt
Performer:  Sophia Agranovich
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Internationally acclaimed soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and educator, Sophia Agranovich is “a bold, daring pianist in the tradition of the Golden Age Romantics…A tigress of the keyboard” – Fanfare. Her performances are captivating audiences by the “orison of uncommon beauty” – Audiophile, “the extraordinary dramatic urgency”, “the ideal balance she achieves between the intellectual and the emotional” – Fanfare, “interpretation that dares to be different”, “magnificent shading and superior musicianship” – American Record Guide. Her previous releases for Centaur have been met with wide critical acclaim. On this new album she performs the works of Frederic Chopin and Franz Liszt, two artists who are among her specialties. Internationally acclaimed soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and educator, Sophia Agranovich is “a bold, daring pianist in the tradition of the Golden Age Romantics…A tigress of the keyboard” – Fanfare. Her performances are captivating audiences by the “orison of uncommon beauty” – Audiophile, “the extraordinary dramatic urgency”, “the ideal balance she achieves between the intellectual and the emotional” – Fanfare, “interpretation that dares to be different”, “magnificent shading and superior musicianship” – American Record Guide. Her previous releases for Centaur have been met with wide critical acclaim. On this new album she performs the works of Frederic Chopin and Franz Liszt, two artists who are among her specialties. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 142/Op. 48: no 1 in C minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Sophia Agranovich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
2.
Polonaise-fantaisie for Piano in A flat major, B 159/Op. 61 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Sophia Agranovich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Poland 
3.
Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, S 161 "Italie": no 4, Sonetto 47 del Petrarca by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Sophia Agranovich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1849; Weimar, Germany 
4.
Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, S 161 "Italie": no 5, Sonetto 104 del Petrarca by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Sophia Agranovich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1849; Weimar, Germany 
5.
Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, S 161 "Italie": no 6, Sonetto 123 del Petrarca by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Sophia Agranovich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1849; Weimar, Germany 
6.
Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, S 161 "Italie": no 7, Après une lecture du Dante by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Sophia Agranovich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1849; Weimar, Germany 
7.
Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 14 in F minor by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Sophia Agranovich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1885; Weimar, Germany 

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