M.K. Ciurlionis: Piano Works Vol 2 / Muza Rubackyte, piano

> Prelude in D minor, VL 239 - Prelude in D minor, VL 239
> Prelude in A minor, VL 241 - Prelude in A minor, VL 241
> Prelude in D minor, VL 256 - Prelude in D minor, VL 256
> Prelude in B minor, VL 259 - Prelude in B minor, VL 259
> Pater Noster, VL 260 - Pater Noster, VL 260
> Autumn, VL 264 - Autumn, VL 264
> 3 Autumn Pieces on a Theme, VL 269-271 - No. 1. VL 271
> 3 Autumn Pieces on a Theme, VL 269-271 - No. 2. VL 270
> 3 Autumn Pieces on a Theme, VL 269-271 - No. 3. VL 269
> Prelude in D minor, VL 294 - Prelude in D minor, VL 294
> Prelude in D minor, VL 295 - Prelude in D minor, VL 295
> Impromptu in D minor, VL 298 - Impromptu in D minor, VL 298
> Prelude, VL 304 - Prelude, VL 304
> Prelude in D minor, VL 325 - Prelude in D minor, VL 325
> Prelude in C major, VL 327 - Prelude in C major, VL 327
> Prelude in C major, VL 330 - Prelude in C major, VL 330
> Prelude in A major, VL 335 - Prelude in A major, VL 335
> Prelude in G major, VL 338 - Prelude in G major, VL 338
> Prelude in D minor, VL 340, "Oh, My Dear Mother" - Prelude in D minor, VL 340, "Oh, My Dear Mother"
> Prelude in G minor, VL 343 - Prelude in G minor, VL 343
> Prelude in D minor, VL 344 - Prelude in D minor, VL 344
> Fugue in B flat minor, VL 345 - Fugue in B flat minor, VL 345
> String Quartet in C minor, VL 83 (arr. M. Rubackyte for piano) - I. Allegro moderato
> String Quartet in C minor, VL 83 (arr. M. Rubackyte for piano) - II. Andante
> String Quartet in C minor, VL 83 (arr. M. Rubackyte for piano) - III. Menuet: Grazioso

Album Summary

>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Prelude for piano in D minor, VL 239
>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Prelude VL.241
>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Prelude for piano in D minor, VL 256, Op. 16/3
>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Prelude for piano in B flat minor, VL 259, Op. 16/2
>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Pater Noster VL.260
>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Autumn VL.264
>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Preludes (3) on One Theme, Op.20
>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Prelude for piano in D minor, VL 294, Op. 21/1
>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Prelude for piano in D minor, VL 295, Op. 21/2
>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Prelude VL.298
>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Prelude VL.304
>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Prelude for piano in D minor, VL 325, Op. 31/1
>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Prelude for piano in C major, VL 327, Op. 31/2
>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Prelude VL.330
>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Prelude for piano in A major, VL 335
>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Prelude for piano in G major, VL 338
>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Prelude VL.340
>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Prelude VL.343
>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Prelude VL.344
>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Fugue for piano in B flat minor, Op. 34, VL. 345
>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Quartet for Strings in C minor
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

One of Lithuania's leading artistic figures, Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis pursued a career as a painter as well as a musician, seeing all art as springing from the same source. His earlier works inhabit a romantic idiom, with the colorful influences of folk-music and the beauty of the countryside intermingled with pieces showing his development while at the Conservatoires of Warsaw and Leipzig. Muza Rubackyte's recordings of Ciurlionis have been described as 'flawless' (American Record Guide) and she herself as 'one of today's most important pianists' (Chicago Tribune)

Ritmo
Three pieces on a theme autumn show great sensitivity in the playing of Rubackyte, which also confirms its ability transcriber in the String Quartet that closes the album, very well played attending to phrasing and dynamics. Good album, really, that should give way to a future comprehensive piano.

MusicWeb International
The Grieg-like lyric pieces of volume 1 have been replaced by more impressionistic and harmonically ambiguous items, particularly in the last four or five, where the influence of Szymanowski's now published early piano pieces can be heard. Nevertheless, there is still everywhere lovely melody in abundance, and echoes of Chopin are still apparent. Like Chopin and Szymanowski, Ciurlionis can pack an awful lot of music - and not necessarily notes - into two minutes.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Clara Wieck Auditorium, Heidelberg (04/13/1993-04/16/1993).



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>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Prelude for piano in D minor, VL 239
  • Performer: Mûza Rubackyté (Piano)
  • Notes: Clara Wieck Auditorium, Heidelberg (04/13/1993-04/16/1993)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Prelude VL.241
  • Performer: Mûza Rubackyté (Piano)
  • Notes: Clara Wieck Auditorium, Heidelberg (04/13/1993-04/16/1993)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Prelude for piano in D minor, VL 256, Op. 16/3
  • Performer: Mûza Rubackyté (Piano)
  • Notes: Clara Wieck Auditorium, Heidelberg (04/13/1993-04/16/1993)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1904

>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Prelude for piano in B flat minor, VL 259, Op. 16/2
  • Performer: Mûza Rubackyté (Piano)
  • Notes: Clara Wieck Auditorium, Heidelberg (04/13/1993-04/16/1993)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1904

>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Pater Noster VL.260
  • Performer: Mûza Rubackyté (Piano)
  • Notes: Clara Wieck Auditorium, Heidelberg (04/13/1993-04/16/1993)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Autumn VL.264
  • Performer: Mûza Rubackyté (Piano)
  • Notes: Clara Wieck Auditorium, Heidelberg (04/13/1993-04/16/1993)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Preludes (3) on One Theme, Op.20
  • Performer: Mûza Rubackyté (Piano)
  • Notes: Clara Wieck Auditorium, Heidelberg (04/13/1993-04/16/1993)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1905

>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Prelude for piano in D minor, VL 294, Op. 21/1
  • Performer: Mûza Rubackyté (Piano)
  • Notes: Clara Wieck Auditorium, Heidelberg (04/13/1993-04/16/1993)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1906

>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Prelude for piano in D minor, VL 295, Op. 21/2
  • Performer: Mûza Rubackyté (Piano)
  • Notes: Clara Wieck Auditorium, Heidelberg (04/13/1993-04/16/1993)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1906

>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Prelude VL.298
  • Performer: Mûza Rubackyté (Piano)
  • Notes: Clara Wieck Auditorium, Heidelberg (04/13/1993-04/16/1993)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Prelude VL.304
  • Performer: Mûza Rubackyté (Piano)
  • Notes: Clara Wieck Auditorium, Heidelberg (04/13/1993-04/16/1993)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Prelude for piano in D minor, VL 325, Op. 31/1
  • Performer: Mûza Rubackyté (Piano)
  • Notes: Clara Wieck Auditorium, Heidelberg (04/13/1993-04/16/1993)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1908

>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Prelude for piano in C major, VL 327, Op. 31/2
  • Performer: Mûza Rubackyté (Piano)
  • Notes: Clara Wieck Auditorium, Heidelberg (04/13/1993-04/16/1993)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1909

>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Prelude VL.330
  • Performer: Mûza Rubackyté (Piano)
  • Notes: Clara Wieck Auditorium, Heidelberg (04/13/1993-04/16/1993)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Prelude for piano in A major, VL 335
  • Performer: Mûza Rubackyté (Piano)
  • Notes: Clara Wieck Auditorium, Heidelberg (04/13/1993-04/16/1993)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Prelude for piano in G major, VL 338
  • Performer: Mûza Rubackyté (Piano)
  • Notes: Clara Wieck Auditorium, Heidelberg (04/13/1993-04/16/1993)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Prelude VL.340
  • Performer: Mûza Rubackyté (Piano)
  • Notes: Clara Wieck Auditorium, Heidelberg (04/13/1993-04/16/1993)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Prelude VL.343
  • Performer: Mûza Rubackyté (Piano)
  • Notes: Clara Wieck Auditorium, Heidelberg (04/13/1993-04/16/1993)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Prelude VL.344
  • Performer: Mûza Rubackyté (Piano)
  • Notes: Clara Wieck Auditorium, Heidelberg (04/13/1993-04/16/1993)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Fugue for piano in B flat minor, Op. 34, VL. 345
  • Performer: Mûza Rubackyté (Piano)
  • Notes: Clara Wieck Auditorium, Heidelberg (04/13/1993-04/16/1993)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1909

>Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas : Quartet for Strings in C minor
  • Performer: Mûza Rubackyté (Piano)
  • Notes: Clara Wieck Auditorium, Heidelberg (04/13/1993-04/16/1993)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1901-1902