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Schumann: Fantasie, Op. 17; Rachmaninov: Etudes-Tableaux, Op. 39 / Alexander Drozdov, piano

Album Summary

>Schumann, Robert : Fantasia in C major, Op. 17
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Etudes-Tableaux, for piano, Op. 39
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

"Alexander Drozdov is the most fascinating musical personality to appear on the piano planet since Nicholas Angelich. An authentic genius. His great inner nobility in Rachmaninoff's Etudes-Tableaux and his overwhelming sensitivity in Schumann's Phantasy in C major place him among the greatest." --Olivier Bellamy, La Monde de la Musique

American Record Guide, September / October 2012
Rachmaninoff's second set of Etudes-Tableaux is generally considered one of the greatest of his piano works. With a difficulty level rivaling Liszt's Transcendental Etudes, it is no easy feat to give as convincing a performance of the entire set as Drozdov does. As in the Schumann, there is a strong emphasis on the bass line that is quite welcome. Sometimes it becomes a little overbearing, as in the first Etude. All of the right hand figuration is subordinated to what's going on in the left. It does give a new perspective that seems to work well. The second Etude is one I have played, and I always wished I could do it like this. Here and there I might wish a voice was brought out more or a tempo a little faster, but overall, these are very satisfying performances. The notes by Drozdov are brief, but perceptive, and the piano sound is quite good.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Westvest 90 kerk, Schiedam, NL (03/2010).


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Works Details

>Schumann, Robert : Fantasia in C major, Op. 17
  • Performer: Alexander Drozdov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1836

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Etudes-Tableaux, for piano, Op. 39
  • Performer: Alexander Drozdov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 37 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1916-1917