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Sardinian pianist Andrea Vivanet is one of the most interesting musicians of our time. Far more than a fabulous virtuoso, Vivanet captivates with finely chiseled art of characterization, organically coherent performance and utmost refinement of colorism in both large and smallest forms. His Szymanovsky album on the Naxos label was hailed by international critics, and his new album for AldilĂ  Records is an unconventional panorama of Russian piano music from the traditional to the classical modernism of the 1930s. Sergei Taneyev's only piano work 'Prelude and Fugue' is not only a breathtaking contrapuntal masterpiece, it is also considered a pianistic acid test and is brilliantly performed here. Nikolai Tcherepnin, like Glazunov one of the great Rimsky-Korsakov pupils driven into emigration by the Russian Revolution, is still not completely rediscovered. Three of his miniature cycles are presented here in first recordings. The poetic lyricism of the turn-of-the-century music with it's romantic, shimmering richness of color contrasts with the subtle originality of the folk song arrangements 'Primitifs' from 1926, in which the new era has it's say. The 'Russian Album' closes with Shostakovich's overflowingly diverse miniature cycle of 24 Preludes Op. 34 from 1933. Russian piano music has arrived in the modern age, but everywhere the tradition continues to shine through in a transformed manner.
Sardinian pianist Andrea Vivanet is one of the most interesting musicians of our time. Far more than a fabulous virtuoso, Vivanet captivates with finely chiseled art of characterization, organically coherent performance and utmost refinement of colorism in both large and smallest forms. His Szymanovsky album on the Naxos label was hailed by international critics, and his new album for AldilĂ  Records is an unconventional panorama of Russian piano music from the traditional to the classical modernism of the 1930s. Sergei Taneyev's only piano work 'Prelude and Fugue' is not only a breathtaking contrapuntal masterpiece, it is also considered a pianistic acid test and is brilliantly performed here. Nikolai Tcherepnin, like Glazunov one of the great Rimsky-Korsakov pupils driven into emigration by the Russian Revolution, is still not completely rediscovered. Three of his miniature cycles are presented here in first recordings. The poetic lyricism of the turn-of-the-century music with it's romantic, shimmering richness of color contrasts with the subtle originality of the folk song arrangements 'Primitifs' from 1926, in which the new era has it's say. The 'Russian Album' closes with Shostakovich's overflowingly diverse miniature cycle of 24 Preludes Op. 34 from 1933. Russian piano music has arrived in the modern age, but everywhere the tradition continues to shine through in a transformed manner.
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Format: CD
Label: GRAMOLA
Rel. Date: 10/15/2021
UPC: 9003643980228

Russian Album
Artist: Shostakovich / Vivanet
Format: CD
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Sardinian pianist Andrea Vivanet is one of the most interesting musicians of our time. Far more than a fabulous virtuoso, Vivanet captivates with finely chiseled art of characterization, organically coherent performance and utmost refinement of colorism in both large and smallest forms. His Szymanovsky album on the Naxos label was hailed by international critics, and his new album for AldilĂ  Records is an unconventional panorama of Russian piano music from the traditional to the classical modernism of the 1930s. Sergei Taneyev's only piano work 'Prelude and Fugue' is not only a breathtaking contrapuntal masterpiece, it is also considered a pianistic acid test and is brilliantly performed here. Nikolai Tcherepnin, like Glazunov one of the great Rimsky-Korsakov pupils driven into emigration by the Russian Revolution, is still not completely rediscovered. Three of his miniature cycles are presented here in first recordings. The poetic lyricism of the turn-of-the-century music with it's romantic, shimmering richness of color contrasts with the subtle originality of the folk song arrangements 'Primitifs' from 1926, in which the new era has it's say. The 'Russian Album' closes with Shostakovich's overflowingly diverse miniature cycle of 24 Preludes Op. 34 from 1933. Russian piano music has arrived in the modern age, but everywhere the tradition continues to shine through in a transformed manner.

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