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Primakov in Concert, Vol. 1

Album Summary

>Brahms, Johannes : Two Chorale Preludes, Op. 122
>Schubert, Franz : Fantasy for Piano in C major, D 760/Op. 15 "Wanderer"
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Album pour enfants, Op. 39
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The international acclaim for Vassily Primakov's studio recordings during the past three years has been nothing short of phenomenal, with the pianist regularly compared to the great virtuosi of the past. In the October 2010 issue of American Record Guide, reviewer Jack Sullivan writes: "Richter, Horowitz, Fleisher and others have a great deal to say in this music, but Primakov impresses me as no one else has in a long while. His combination of openheartedness, and scrupulous musicianship is what great Schubert playing is about." This new Primakov disc is the first in a series of liveconcert recordings. The disc's oldest performance is from 2002, Schubert's "Wanderer Fantasy," played when Primakov was 22. Primakov's performances of the great Russian composers are noteworthy, and this disc includes Tchaikovsky's rarely recorded Children's Album, Op. 39, as well as a powerful 2007 concert that included Rachmaninoff's gorgeous Second Sonata.

"This well-chosen anthology...is well up to standard, displaying not only keyboard brilliance but also deep understanding of the music in hand...Primakov's interpretation of Rachmaninov's Second Piano Sonata...[is] an utterly convincing account of a tricky piece...He characterises [the Tchaikovsky] incisively and with affection...A superbly enjoyable disc." -BBC Music*****

"Primakov's approach [to the Tchaikovsky] is suitably youthful, with impeccable articulation and lilt to the numerous dance movements while at all times avoiding the real depth of tone and richness of sonority with which he imbues the rest of the programme" -International Record Review



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>Brahms, Johannes : Two Chorale Preludes, Op. 122 :: no 9. Herzlich thut mich verlangen
  • Performer: Vassily Primakov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1896

>Brahms, Johannes : Two Chorale Preludes, Op. 122 :: no 109. Herzlich thut mich verlangen
  • Performer: Vassily Primakov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1896

>Schubert, Franz : Fantasy for Piano in C major, D 760/Op. 15 "Wanderer"
  • Performer: Vassily Primakov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 11/1822

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Album pour enfants, Op. 39 :: 24 Easy Pieces, for piano, Op. 39
  • Performer: Vassily Primakov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1878

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36
  • Performer: Vassily Primakov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1913