Mussorgsky: Pictures at and exhibition - Glazunov: Piano Sonata No. 2 - Balakirev: Islamey / Biret

Release Date: 9/24/2021
Catalog Number: 8571340
Performer: Idil Biret
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 73 Minutes

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In November 1949, at the age of eight, Idil Biret entered the studios of ORTF (Radiodiffusion Television Francaise) in Paris and made her first recordings; these were works by Couperin, Bach, Beethoven and Debussy. In the following decades she made nearly 100 LPs and CDs, released on ten record labels (Pretoria, Vega, Decca, Atlantic/Finnadar, Pantheon, EMI, Naxos, Marco Polo, Alpha, BMP) and many recordings for radio and television stations around the world. These included the complete piano works of Brahms, Chopin and Rachmaninov as well as the Sonatas of Boulez and the Etudes of Ligeti. The Idil Biret Archive (IBA) is now bringing together her past and present recording; as the copyrights are obtained, old recordings no longer available commercially are being released together with her new recordings. The current album features showcases her interpretations of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and Glazunov’s Piano Sonata No. 2, recorded in March 2017, and Balakirev’s Islamey “Oriental Fantasy,” recorded in concert at the Lille Festival 1993.

Works on This Recording
1. Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky
Performer: Idil Biret (Piano)
Written: 1874 ;
2. Piano Sonata No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 75 by Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov
Performer: Idil Biret (Piano)
Written: 1901 ;
Performer: Idil Biret (Piano)
Written: 1869 ;
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