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The Russian Piano Tradition: Viktor Merzhanov

Album Summary

>Chopin, Frédéric : Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28
>Liszt, Franz : Paganini Etudes (6), for piano (Grandes Études de Paganini), S. 141 (LW A173)
>Scriabin, Alexander : Sonata for Piano no 5 in F sharp major, Op. 53
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Notes & Reviews:

Victor Merzhanov is one of the youngest pianists to be featured in this series. He was most prolific in the recording studio in the 1950's and his performances are characterized by peerless technique and a generous, but never self-serving, emotional involvement with the music.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Moscow, Russia.



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Works Details

>Chopin, Frédéric : Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28
  • Performer: Viktor Merzhanov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 34 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838-1839

>Liszt, Franz : Paganini Etudes (6), for piano (Grandes Études de Paganini), S. 141 (LW A173)
  • Performer: Viktor Merzhanov (Piano)
  • Notes: Moscow, Russia (1951); Moscow, Russia (1955)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1851

>Scriabin, Alexander : Sonata for Piano no 5 in F sharp major, Op. 53
  • Performer: Viktor Merzhanov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1907