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    Ben Capps | Ossia | Bach, Schumann, Fitzenhagen


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    Vera Gornostaeva | Vol IV | Schumann, Liszt, Schubert


    Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op.15  (Scenes From Childhood)
    1. Von fremden Ländern und Menschen (Of Foreign Lands and Peoples)
    2. Kuriose Geschichte (A Curious Story)
    3. Hasche-Mann (Blind Man’s Bluff)
    4. Bittendes Kind (Pleading Child)
    5. Glückes genug (Happy Enough)
    6. Wichtige Begebenheit (An Important Event)
    7. Träumerei (Dreaming)
    8. Am Kamin (At the Fireside)
    9. Ritter vom Steckenpferd (Knight of the Hobbyhorse)
    10. Fast zu ernst (Almost Too Serious)
    11. Fürchtenmachen (Frightening)
    12. Kind im Einschlummern (Child Falling Asleep)
    13. Der Dichter spricht (The Poet Speaks)
    14. F. Liszt. Valse oubliée No. 1, S. 215/1
    15. F. Liszt. Funérailles from  Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S. 173
    16. F. Schubert. Suite of 17 Waltzes (compiled by Vera Gornostaeva)

    Schubert. Fantasie in C major, Op. 15 (D. 760),”Wanderer”
    17. Allegro con fuoco
    18. Adagio
    19. Presto
    20. Allegro

    21. R. Schumann. “Aufschwung” from Fantasiestücke, Op. 12

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    Braam van Eeden | Piano Sonatas | Passione | Vassily Primakov & Natalia Lavrova


    Piano Sonata No. 5 in B-flat Minor, EWV 74 (dedicated to Vassily Primakov)

    1.  I    Maestoso – Allegro ma non tanto  - 9:44
    2.  II   Adagio – 3:43
    3.  III Tempo di Fuga – 7:48
    Performed by Vassily Primakov

    Piano Sonata No. 6 in A-flat Minor, EWV 86 (dedicated to Natalia Lavrova)
    Sonata Seducente “Sex Sonata”

    4.  I    Allegro Seducente - 5:36
    5.  II   Intimità: Lento Sensuale - 5:34
    6.  III Passione: Allegro - 7:38
    Performed by Natalia Lavrova

    Sonata for Two Pianos in F Minor, EWV 87 (dedicated to N. Lavrova and V. Primakov)
    Sonata “Supreme”

    7.  I    Grave Misterioso – Allegro - 13:01
    8.  II   Fuga: Tempo di Fuga  - 10:39
    Piano Duo: Natalia Lavrova – Piano I; Vassily Primakov – Piano II

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    Rachmaninoff | Music for Two Pianos | Symphonic Dances & Suites


    Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943)
    Music for Two Pianos

    Suite No.1(Fantaisie-Tableaux), Op.5
    Track 1:    I.  Barcarolle. Allegretto
    Track 2:    II.  La nuit… L’amour. Adagio sostenuto
    Track 3:    III. Les Larmes. Largo di molto
    Track 4:    IV. Pâques. Allegro maestoso

    Suite No.2, Op.17
    Track 5:    I. Introduction. Alla marcia
    Track 6:    II. Valse. Presto
    Track 7:    III. Romance. Andantino
    Track 8:    IV. Tarantelle. Presto

    Symphonic Dances, Op.45
    Track 9:    I. Non allegro
    Track 10:  II. Andante con moto (Tempo di valse)
    Track 11:   III.  Lento assai – Allegro vivace

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    David Aladashvili | Piano | Opus 13


    “… I have always had a fascination with the number 13 – while most associate it with being unlucky, I feel quite the opposite. My obsession with this number now translates into my first recording, a program based around the number 13 – the works by Schumann and Scriabin, Opus 13, and 13 “new” works, a sort of suite created for me and premiered by me, by 13 promising young composers. I recorded this recital program on Friday, September 13, 2013 and planned the CD’s release for Friday, December 13th, 2013…” ~ David Aladashvili

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    Jerome Lowenthal | Beethoven Concerto 4 | Cadenzas | 2CD Set


    BEETHOVEN | PIANO CONCERTO No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
    Carl Topilow, Conductor

    CD 1

    1. I. Allegro Moderato (15:18)
    2. L. v. Beethoven cadenza (4:17)
    3. II. Andante con moto (5:00)
    4. III. Rondo: Vivace (8:06)
    5. L. v. Beethoven cadenza (2:18)
    6. Clara Schumann (1st mvmt Cadenza) (4:01)
    7. Clara Schumann (3rd mvmt Cadenza) (3:51)
    8. Anton Rubinstein (1st mvmt Cadenza) (5:30)
    9. Anton Rubinstein (3rd mvmt Cadenza) (4:53)
    10. Hans von Bülow (1st mvmt Cadenza) (5:12)
    11. Hans von Bülow (3rd mvmt Cadenza) (2:49)
    12. Johannes Brahms (1st mvmt Cadenza) (5:39)
    13. Johannes Brahms (3rd mvmt Cadenza) (2:52)
    14. Camille Saint-Saëns (1st mvmt Cadenza) (4:37)
    15. Camille Saint-Saëns (3rd mvmt Cadenza) (2:00)

    CD 2

    1. I. Allegro Moderato (15:18)
    2. Frederic Rzewski cadenza (11:12)
    3. II. Andante con moto (5:00)
    4. III. Rondo: Vivace (8:06)
    5. Ferruccio Busoni cadenza (3:13)
    6. Ferruccio Busoni (1st mvmt Cadenza) (3:42)
    7. Leopold Godowsky (1st mvmt Cadenza) (5:22)
    8. Leopold Godowsky (3rd mvmt Cadenza) (3:57)
    9. Ernst von Dohnányi (1st mvmt Cadenza) (4:41)
    10. Ernst von Dohnányi (3rd mvmt Cadenza) (3:23)
    11. Nicolai Medtner (1st mvmt Cadenza) (4:13)
    12. Nicolai Medtner (3rd mvmt Cadenza) (5:07)

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    Lavrova Primakov Duo | Live from Gina Bachauer | Scriabin Brahms Busoni Liszt


    ALEXANDER SCRIABIN (1872 – 1915)

    Track 1: Fantasy for Two Pianos in A Minor, Op. Posth.

    JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897)
    Variations on a Theme by Haydn for Two Pianos, Op. 56b
    Track 2. Choral: St. Antoni. Andante
    Track 3. Var. I: Andante con moto
    Track 4. Var. II: Piu vivace
    Track 5. Var. III: Con moto
    Track 6. Var. IV: Andante con moto
    Track 7. Var. V: Poco presto
    Track 8. Var. VI: Vivace
    Track 9. Var. VII: Grazioso
    Track 10. Var. VIII: Poco presto
    Track 11. Finale: Andante

    FERRUCCIO BUSONI (1866 – 1924)
    Track 12. Duettino concertante nach Mozart, BV B 88

    FRANZ LISZT (1811 – 1886)
    Track 13. Concerto pathetique for Two Pianos in E Minor, S. 258


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    Vera Gornostaeva | Vol III | Beethoven/Mozart


    Beethoven. Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73 “Emperor” (37:19)
    I. Allegro (19:27)
    II. Adagio un poco mosso (7:47)
    III. Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo (10:05)
    Vera Gornostaeva, piano
    State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia
    Vladimir Fedoseyev, conductor
    (recorded Live at the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatoire on October 11, 1974)

    W.A.Mozart. Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466 (31:31)
    1. Allegro (14:13)
    2. Romanze (9:02)
    3. Allegro assai (8:16)
    Vera Gornostaeva, piano
    Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
    Saulius Sondeckis, conductor
    (recorded Live at the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatoire on April 21, 1987)

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    Lavrova/Primakov Duo | Four Hand Recital | Milhaud, Czerny, Corigliano, Schubert


    DARIUS MILHAUD (1892-1974)

    Track 1: Le Boeuf Sur Le Toit, Op. 58 (The Ox on the Roof: The Nothing Doing Bar)

    CARL CZERNY (1791-1857): Grand Sonata for Piano Four Hands in F Minor, Op. 178
    Track 2: Allegro Spiritoso
    Track 3: Adagio
    Track 4: Scherzo: Allegro Vivo
    Track 5: Finale: Allegro Molto Agitato

    JOHN CORIGLIANO (b.1938): Gazebo Dances for Piano Four Hands (1972)
    Track 6: Overture
    Track 7: Waltz
    Track 8: Adagio
    Track 9: Tarantella

    FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
    Track 10: Fantasie in F Minor for Piano Four Hands, D.940

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    Vassily Primakov | Chopin Sonatas Ballades Scherzos | 2CD Set


    CHOPIN. A Life long Journey…

    It is hard to explain my life long attraction to this composer.
    It began back in Moscow, Russia. I was ten. The first “big piece” that I tackled with my teacher at the time, Vera Gornostaeva, was the Waltz in E flat Major, Op.18. It was an immense challenge for me. I remember struggling to comprehend what Ms. Gornostaeva was explaining to me – all the nuances of the different sections and the ever so illusive mystery of Chopin’s rubato, his rhythmical gracefulness and so on.
    I believe this is when I firmly decided to continue the ongoing search/struggle/affair with this composer.
    Since then, I have frequently performed Chopin’s works. Even when my recital programs do not include any of his pieces, I end up playing at least a couple of Mazurkas as encores. There is an emotional and a physical need to have this composer present in my life at all times. That need is driven not just by the love for Chopin’s music, which is apparent, but also by his music’s ability to constantly remind me of my own journey and a desire to continuously grow. I guess in many ways, it is about the “unobtainable” – the constant journey, constant wandering, constant trying, failing, at times succeeding and then again, continuing the never ending SEARCH! This search is something I have always cherished as an artist, and I sincerely hope that I will always continue this journey – as both, a musician and a human being, no matter what!
    In many ways, this present Album (2 Disc Set) represents a stepping-stone. By all means, it is not an album of achievements. It is an album of search! Pieces that have long been dear to me, assembled together for the first time. Therefore, when I recorded these works, I had a very clear vision: which was not to make just a very good studio album where all is clean and tidy, NO!!! Instead, I wanted this to represent my current vision, TODAY’s vision, of these pieces. My current interpretations – performed not for a studio setting, but the way I would play them on stage! Slightly exaggerated, maybe sometimes faster in speed and with the adrenalin rush that is usually present on stage, but NOT always in a studio, and emotionally truthful and raw.
    While listening to these tracks, I asked myself whether I am satisfied? The answer is, of course, NO – but am I happy with how it turned out at this stage of my journey? Absolutely YES.
    I know there will be a time when I will look back and possibly criticize my interpretations, but not today. Today, I want to share with my audience and listeners how this music has affected me up to now, and how I have lived through it thus far.

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    Vera Gornostaeva | Vol II | Mussorgsky/Rachmaninoff


    MODEST MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition (A Remembrance of Viktor Hartmann), 1874

    Track 1: Promenade. Allegro giusto, nel modo rustico, senza allegrezza, ma poco sostenuto
    Track 2: Gnomus. Sempre vivo
    Track 3: Promenade. Moderato commodo assai e con delicatezza
    Track 4: Il vecchio castello. Andante molto cantabile e con dolore
    Track 5: Promenade. Moderato non tanto, pesamente
    Track 6: Tuileries. Dispute d’enfants après jeux. Allegretto non troppo, capriccioso
    Track 7: Bydlo. Sempre moderato, peasant
    Track 8: Promenade. Tranquillo
    Track 9: Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks. Scherzino (vivo, leggiero)
    Track 10: “Samuel” Goldenberg und “Schmuÿle.” Andante. Grave-energico – Andantino
    Track 11: Promenade. Allegro giusto, nel modo russico, poco sostenuto
    Track 12: Limoges, le marché (La grande nouvelle). Allegretto vivo, sempre scherzando
    Track 13: Catacombæ (Sepulcrum romanum). Largo
    Track 14: Con mortuis in lingua mortua. Andante non troppo con lamento
    Track 15: The Hut on Fowl’s Legs (Baba-Yagá). Allegro con brio, feroce – Andante mosso – Allegro molto
    Track 16: The Great Gate of Kiev. Allegro alla breve. Maestoso. Con grandezza

    SERGEY RACHMANINOFF: Ten Selected Preludes; Moments Musicaux, Op. 16, No. 4

    Track 17: Prelude in C sharp minor, Op. 3, No. 2 (Lento-Agitato-Tempo primo)
    Track 18: Prelude in F sharp minor, Op. 23, No. 1 (Largo)
    Track 19: Prelude in D minor, Op. 23, No. 3 (Tempo di minuetto)
    Track 20: Prelude in D major, Op. 23, No. 4 (Andante cantabile)
    Track 21: Prelude in C minor, Op. 23, No. 7 (Allegro)
    Track 22: Prelude in E flat major, Op.23, No.6 (Andante)
    Track 23: Prelude in E major, Op. 32, No. 3 (Allegro vivace)
    Track 24: Prelude in B minor, Op. 32, No. 10 (Lento)
    Track 25: Prelude in G flat major, Op. 23, No. 10 (Largo)
    Track 26: Prelude in A minor, Op. 32, No. 8 (Vivo)
    Track 27: Moments Musicaux in E minor, Op. 16, No. 4 (Presto)


    Track 28: “Dance of the Girls with Lilies” from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75

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    Vassily Primakov – Live in Concert


    NIKOLAI MEDTNER (1880-1951)

    Track 1: Sonata – Reminiscenza Op. 38 No. 1 in A minor (from Forgotten Melodies, First Cycle)

    ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810-1856): Bunte Blätter, Op. 99 (Leaves of Different Colors)

    Drei Stucklein
    Track 2: Nicht Schnell, mit Innigkeit
    Track 3: Sehr rasch
    Track 4: Frisch
    Track 5: Ziemlich langsam
    Track 6: Schnell
    Track 7: Ziemlich langsam, sehr gesangvoll
    Track 8: Sehr langsam
    Track 9: Langsam
    Track 10: Novelette: Lebhaft
    Track 11: Praludium: Energisch

    JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897): Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24

    Track 12: Thema: Aria
    Track 13: Variation I. Più vivo
    Track 14: Variation II
    Track 15: Variation III
    Track 16: Variation IV
    Track 17: Variation V
    Track 18: Variation VI
    Track 19: Variation VII
    Track 20: Variation VIII
    Track 21: Variation IX
    Track 22: Variation X. Allegro
    Track 23: Variation XI. Moderato
    Track 24: Variation XII. L’istesso tempo
    Track 25: Variation XIII. Largamente, ma non più
    Track 26: Variation XIV
    Track 27: Variation XV
    Track 28: Variation XVI
    Track 29: Variation XVII
    Track 30: Variation XVIII
    Track 31: Variation XIX
    Track 32: Variation XX. Andante
    Track 33: Variation XXI. Vivace
    Track 34: Variation XXII. Alla Musette
    Track 35: Variation XXIII. Vivace
    Track 36: Variation XXIV
    Track 37: Variation XXV
    Track 38: Fuga. Moderato

    MAURICE RAVEL (1875-1937)

    Track 39: La Valse (un poème chorégraphique/a choreographic poem)

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    Jerry Lowenthal | Liszt Opera Paraphrases | 80th Birthday Celebration


    1: Verdi. Rigoletto: Quartet
    2: Verdi. Aida: Danza Sacra e Duetto Final (Sacred Dance and Final Duet)
    3: Verdi. Il Trovatore: Miserere
    4: Wagner. Der fliegende Holländer: Spinnerlied (Spinning Song from the Flying Dutchman)
    5: Verdi. Simon Boccanegra: Réminiscences de Boccanegra
    6: Wagner. Lohengrin: Festspiel und Brautlied (Prelude to Act III and Wedding March)
    7: Ferruccio Busoni. Chamber Fantasy on Bizet’s Carmen (Sonatina No. 6)
    Bonus Tracks
    8: Encore 1: “Once upon a time…” – An introduction to Liszt’s Rigoletto, narrated by Jerome Lowenthal
    (Recorded Live in Santa Barbara, Music Academy of the West, 1981)
    9: Encore II: “A little narration of my own …goes Peter and the Wolf!” – Introduction and performance of
    Liszt’s Rigoletto (Recorded Live in Santa Barbara, Music Academy of the West, 1981)

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    Vera Gornostaeva | Vol 1 | Chopin Recital


    Track 1: Polonaise in c-sharp minor, Op.26, No.1
    Track 2: Mazurka in a minor, Op.67, No.4
    Track 3: Mazurka in c-sharp minor, Op.30, No.4
    Track 4: Fantasie in f minor, Op.49
    Track 5: Mazurka in c-sharp minor, Op.41, No.1
    Track 6: Mazurka in e minor, Op.41, No.2
    Track 7: Mazurka in B Major, Op.41, No.3
    Track 8: Mazurka in A-flat Major, Op.41, No.4
    Track 9: Nocturne in F Major, Op.15, No.1
    Track 10: Waltz in A-flat Major, Op.34, No.1
    Track 11: Nocturne in c minor, Op.48, No.1
    Track 12: Waltz in a minor, Op.34, No.2
    Track 13: Scherzo No.3 in c-sharp minor, Op.39
    Track 14: Waltz in D-flat Major, Op.64, No.1 “Minute Waltz”
    Track 15: Waltz in c-sharp minor, Op.64, No.2

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    Anton Arensky – Suites For Two Pianos


    ANTON ARENSKY – SUITES FOR TWO PIANOS,, performed by Lavrova/Primakov Duo Little known today, Anton Arensky (1861-1906) was one of the brightest stars of the late 19th century Russian music scene and was one of the most influential figures in the promotion of two-piano music. Arensky’s two-piano Suites are models of the romantic duo piano literature and like all the best examples of two-piano music, Arensky’s Suites make no compromises on the technical demands made of the performers. Anton Arensky’s influence as a pianist, a composer, a conductor and a remarkable teacher to such future luminaries as Rachmaninov, Gretchaninov and Scriabin—has earned him a place of distinction in the history of Russian music. This release celebrates Arensky’s 150th Birth Anniversary.