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“He doesn’t splash. He doesn’t fake. It’s real” (The Daily Telegraph)
The debut recording from the superb young pianist, who, at the age of just eighteen, won a sensational victory in the 2009 London International Piano Competition, with an electrifying performance of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto no.?3.
Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Behzod Abduraimov is already a mature concert artist who thrills audiences wherever he appears – including an Asian tour with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra under Vladimir Ashkenazy, where he was dubbed by the press: “The Western Lang Lang”. An extraordinary combination of youthful passion and an astonishing technique gives his performances an irresistible, life-enhancing energy.
His Decca Classics debut album showcases his passionate performance style through the concept of Danses diaboliques, including Horowitz’s incredible version of Saint-Saëns/Liszt Danse macabre – wildly virtuosic pieces, which perfectly capture the white-knuckle ride that is Behzod Abduraimov’s style.
“...thought arose: could this fresh-faced child be a new Horowitz?” (The Independent)
Works on This Recording
Four Pieces, Op.4: 4. Suggestion diabolique
Piano Sonata No.6, Op.82: 1. Allegro moderato
Piano Sonata No.6, Op.82: 2. Allegretto
Piano Sonata No.6, Op.82: 3. Tempo di valzer lentissimo
Piano Sonata No.6, Op.82: 4. Vivace
10 Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S.173 / 3.Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude: Moderato -
10 Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S.173 / 3.Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude: Andante -
10 Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S.173 / 3.Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude: Più sostenuto quasi preludio - Andante semplice
Mephisto Waltz No.1, S514
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