Russian Piano Music Vol. 3 – Glière

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Catalogue No: DDA 25083
EAN/UPC: 809730508325
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Release Date: February 2010
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Unknown piano gems written from 1906 to 1909 by the late-Romantic doyen of Russian early/mid 20th-century music, including the towering 25 Preludes, Op. 30, Mazurkas and Esquisses. Exquisite high Romantic music from a composer far better-known for his epic symphonies and orchestral works.

(previously released on Olympia)

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Track Listing

    Reinhold Glière:

  1. I. 25 Preludes, op. 30 − No. 1 in C major (1:11)
  2. II. 25 Preludes, op. 30 − No. 2 in C minor (2:53)
  3. III. 25 Preludes, op. 30 − No. 3 in D flat major (0:55)
  4. IV. 25 Preludes, op. 30 − No. 4 in C sharp minor (2:31)
  5. V. 25 Preludes, op. 30 − No. 5 in D major (3:21)
  6. VI. 25 Preludes, op. 30 − No. 6 in D minor (1:12)
  7. VII. 25 Preludes, op. 30 − No. 7 in E flat major (1:54)
  8. VIII. 25 Preludes, op. 30 − No. 8 in E flat minor (1:03)
  9. IX. 25 Preludes, op. 30 − No. 9 in E major (3:24)
  10. X. 25 Preludes, op. 30 − No. 10 in E minor (2:43)
  11. XI. 25 Preludes, op. 30 − No. 11 in F major (1:57)
  12. XII. 25 Preludes, op. 30 − No. 12 in F minor (1:08)
  13. XIII. 25 Preludes, op. 30 − No. 13 in F sharp major (2:04)
  14. XIV. 25 Preludes, op. 30 − No. 14 in F sharp minor (2:47)
  15. XV. 25 Preludes, op. 30 − No. 15 in G major (2:34)
  16. XVI. 25 Preludes, op. 30 − No. 16 in G minor (1:00)
  17. XVII. 25 Preludes, op. 30 − No. 17 in A flat major (0:45)
  18. XVIII. 25 Preludes, op. 30 − No. 18 in G sharp minor (1:17)
  19. XIX. 25 Preludes, op. 30 − No. 19 in A major (1:50)
  20. XX. 25 Preludes, op. 30 − No. 20 in A minor (2:42)
  21. XXI. 25 Preludes, op. 30 − No. 21 in B flat major (3:11)
  22. XXII. 25 Preludes, op. 30 − No. 22 in B flat minor (1:21)
  23. XXIII. 25 Preludes, op. 30 − No. 23 in B major (1:37)
  24. XXIV. 25 Preludes, op. 30 − No. 24 in B minor (0:38)
  25. XXV. 25 Preludes, op. 30 − No. 25 in C major (1:28)
  26. I. 3 Mazurkas, op. 29 − No. 1 in B minor (1:13)
  27. II. 3 Mazurkas, op. 29 − No. 2 in A flat major (1:06)
  28. III. 3 Mazurkas, op. 29 − No. 3 in B flat minor (1:53)
  29. I. 12 Esquisses, op. 47 − No. 1 Molto sostenuto (1:47)
  30. II. 12 Esquisses, op. 47 − No. 2 Con leggerezza (0:59)
  31. III. 12 Esquisses, op. 47 − No. 3 Gaiamente (1:00)
  32. IV. 12 Esquisses, op. 47 − No. 4 Andante affettuoso (1:23)
  33. V. 12 Esquisses, op. 47 − No. 5 Volante (0:46)
  34. VI. 12 Esquisses, op. 47 − No. 6 Andantino (1:44)
  35. VII. 12 Esquisses, op. 47 − No. 7 Agitato (0:54)
  36. VIII. 12 Esquisses, op. 47 − No. 8 Religioso (1:47)
  37. IX. 12 Esquisses, op. 47 − No. 9 Poco agitato (1:44)
  38. X. 12 Esquisses, op. 47 − No. 10 Allegretto ma non troppo (1:12)
  39. XI. 12 Esquisses, op. 47 − No. 11 Allegro giocoso (0:47)
  40. XII. 12 Esquisses, op. 47 − No. 12 Vivace (1:34)

Reviews

Pianist

All of Goldstone’s discs are highly satisfying, played with power and conviction…. his solo recordings are all of immense interest.

” —Marius Dawn
New Classics

Memorable melodies ranging from the virtuosic to the intense to intimate . Anthony Goldstone’s formidable playing is technically superb and articulate, revealing all the passion and colour in this little heard music.

” —John Pitt
Fanfare

Expressively varied, cleverly crafted and thematically memorable works. Goldstone has the technique and the style to perform these works. The composer could hardly wish for a better advocate. Recommended? But of course.

” —Barry Brenesal
MusicWeb

It is clear from the very first bars that [Goldstone] is totally at ease with both the technical aspect of this far from simple music but more importantly the idiom of it too. Goldstone’s particular musical skill is the way in which he pitches these performances so perfectly. [Glière’s] natural gift for melody… makes his music thoroughly enjoyable. The recording suits the music well…. a most desirable series and one that I hope to hear more of.

” —Nick Barnard
Musica

This is a nice collection of CDs of the Russian piano repertoire… Anthony Goldstone is an interpreter we can’t overlook. The repertoire he presents is not just special and precious, but also put forward with remarkable cultural intelligence. Goldstone convinces and charms us

” —Riccardo Risaliti
ClassicalNet

I was bowled over by Anthony Goldstone’s consummate artistry and sheer virtuosity in these multi faceted pieces… Fastidiously detailed notes and fine recordings complement what must be one of the highlights of piano recordings this year.

” —Gerald Fenech