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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

SKU: LP1002

Product Description


Vera Gornostaeva, is a celebrated Russian performer considered A “True Treasure” of Russian culture and has traveled extensively throughout Soviet Union with up to 100 concerts a year. Her reviewers raved about her “Gornostaeva is a natural! She has an envious control of the instrument.” “Recitals, given by Gornostaeva, are never flashy. Her playing is neither mannered nor false. She communicates the true essence of music that she delivers in the most profound way. Whether it is works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Schumann, Prokofiev or Shostakovich – there is always a great sense of knowledge, intellect and inescapable passion.”

Unfortunately, because Vera Gornostaeva never made any compromises – politically or musically, she became a persona non grata in the eyes of the Soviet Regime and despite the fact that invitations from the west kept pouring in, the permission to leave was never granted. As a result, for over twenty years Gornostaeva’s name was among those “blacklisted” and was officially deemed politically unreliable. By the time the iron curtain fell, Vera Gornostaeva, already in her 60s, decided to abandon her performing career and dedicate herself entirely to teaching and would perform only occasionally.

LP Classics is thrilled to have formed an alliance with “Gosteleradiofond”- State Fund of Television and Radio Programs in Moscow, Russia and to have discovered a great amount of well-preserved, live performances of this legendary pianist and pedagogue. These performances are from some of the most prestigious halls in Russia and none of these recorded recitals were ever released. This record will be the first glimpse into the life of a true legend and consummate artist.


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