1 800 222 6872

Voyage to Russia: Rachamninov, Tchaikovsky, Borodin, et al / Claire-Marie Le Guay, piano

Audio Samples

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Flight of the Bumblebee
>Scriabin, Alexander : Pieces (2) for Piano left hand, Op. 9
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Etude-tableaux, Op. 39
>     no 5 en mi bémol mineur
>Scriabin, Alexander : Preludes (5) for Piano, Op. 15
>Scriabin, Alexander : Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 2
>Borodin, Alexander : Scherzo for piano in A flat major
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Daisies, Op. 38, no 3
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Chant sans paroles (Song without words) for piano in A minor, Op. 40/6
>Scriabin, Alexander : Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 8
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Chant sans paroles (Song without words), for piano, Op. 2/3
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3
>Scriabin, Alexander : Mazurka for piano in D sharp minor, Op. 3/5
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Valse-scherzo, for piano in A major, Op. 7
>Scriabin, Alexander : Preludes (5) for Piano, Op. 16
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Ein Kinderscherz
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Une larme
>Scriabin, Alexander : Vers la flamme, Op. 72

Album Summary

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Flight of the Bumblebee
>Scriabin, Alexander : Pieces (2) for Piano left hand, Op. 9
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Etude-tableaux, Op. 39
>Scriabin, Alexander : Preludes (5) for Piano, Op. 15
>Scriabin, Alexander : Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 2
>Borodin, Alexander : Scherzo for piano in A flat major
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Daisies, Op. 38, no 3
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Chant sans paroles (Song without words) for piano in A minor, Op. 40/6
>Scriabin, Alexander : Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 8
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Chant sans paroles (Song without words), for piano, Op. 2/3
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3
>Scriabin, Alexander : Mazurka for piano in D sharp minor, Op. 3/5
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Valse-scherzo, for piano in A major, Op. 7
>Scriabin, Alexander : Preludes (5) for Piano, Op. 16
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Ein Kinderscherz
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Une larme
>Scriabin, Alexander : Vers la flamme, Op. 72
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

From nostalgic memories, the sound of bells, the winds of the steppes, to visions of a flickering future; Russian piano music, from Mussorgsky to Scriabin, finds its perilous equilibrium in a romantic past, beyond the immense, icy landscapes, with intimate confessions from heartbroken souls, with a virtuosity vying with the opera and the orchestra yet which retains the gentleness of a lullaby, of a child's laughter, of a disenchanted poem scribbled down one evening of drunken melancholy. From Tchaikovsky to Rachmaninov, by way of Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin and Mussorgsky, it is a journey that takes us from St Petersburg to Moscow, across that vast country with its universal emotions. The piano is the instrument of kings, in the nineteenth century above all. Rachmaninoff, as we know from his recordings, was probably the greatest of them all: virtuosic and inspired, a visionary and a poet. Scriabin, before he injured his right hand (whence the Prelude for left hand op.9), also planned a solo career. Mussorgsky, too, was an excellent pianist. Only Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin and Tchaikovsky were no more than competent amateurs on the piano, but that did not prompt them to give up composing for the instrument - far from it, in fact.

American Record Guide, November/December 2012
Recorded sound, booklet notes, and production values are all of a high quality that I have come to expect from Mirare. Outside of the fact that there is no big work here, I can't imagine a better collection of varied and wellplayed Russian piano pieces.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Temple de l'Annonciation à Paris (10/11/2011-10/14/2011).



Reviews

There are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Login or Create an Account to write a review
 

Also Purchased



Previous


Next


Works Details

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Flight of the Bumblebee
  • Performer: Claire Guay (Piano)
  • Notes: Temple de l'Annonciation à Paris (10/11/2011-10/14/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901

>Scriabin, Alexander : Pieces (2) for Piano left hand, Op. 9
  • Performer: Claire Guay (Piano)
  • Notes: Temple de l'Annonciation à Paris (10/11/2011-10/14/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Etude-tableaux, Op. 39 :: no 5 en mi bémol mineur
  • Performer: Claire Guay (Piano)
  • Notes: Temple de l'Annonciation à Paris (10/11/2011-10/14/2011)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1916-1917

>Scriabin, Alexander : Preludes (5) for Piano, Op. 15
  • Performer: Claire Guay (Piano)
  • Notes: Temple de l'Annonciation à Paris (10/11/2011-10/14/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1895-1896

>Scriabin, Alexander : Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 2
  • Performer: Claire Guay (Piano)
  • Notes: Temple de l'Annonciation à Paris (10/11/2011-10/14/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886-1889

>Borodin, Alexander : Scherzo for piano in A flat major
  • Performer: Claire Guay (Piano)
  • Notes: Temple de l'Annonciation à Paris (10/11/2011-10/14/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1885

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Daisies, Op. 38, no 3
  • Performer: Claire Guay (Piano)
  • Notes: Temple de l'Annonciation à Paris (10/11/2011-10/14/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1916

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Chant sans paroles (Song without words) for piano in A minor, Op. 40/6
  • Performer: Claire Guay (Piano)
  • Notes: Temple de l'Annonciation à Paris (10/11/2011-10/14/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1878

>Scriabin, Alexander : Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 8
  • Performer: Claire Guay (Piano)
  • Notes: Temple de l'Annonciation à Paris (10/11/2011-10/14/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Chant sans paroles (Song without words), for piano, Op. 2/3
  • Performer: Claire Guay (Piano)
  • Notes: Temple de l'Annonciation à Paris (10/11/2011-10/14/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1867

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3
  • Performer: Claire Guay (Piano)
  • Notes: Temple de l'Annonciation à Paris (10/11/2011-10/14/2011)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Scriabin, Alexander : Mazurka for piano in D sharp minor, Op. 3/5
  • Performer: Claire Guay (Piano)
  • Notes: Temple de l'Annonciation à Paris (10/11/2011-10/14/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1889

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Valse-scherzo, for piano in A major, Op. 7
  • Performer: Claire Guay (Piano)
  • Notes: Temple de l'Annonciation à Paris (10/11/2011-10/14/2011)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1870

>Scriabin, Alexander : Preludes (5) for Piano, Op. 16
  • Performer: Claire Guay (Piano)
  • Notes: Temple de l'Annonciation à Paris (10/11/2011-10/14/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894-1895

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23
  • Performer: Claire Guay (Piano)
  • Notes: Temple de l'Annonciation à Paris (10/11/2011-10/14/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Ein Kinderscherz
  • Performer: Claire Guay (Piano)
  • Notes: Temple de l'Annonciation à Paris (10/11/2011-10/14/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1859

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Une larme
  • Performer: Claire Guay (Piano)
  • Notes: Temple de l'Annonciation à Paris (10/11/2011-10/14/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Scriabin, Alexander : Vers la flamme, Op. 72
  • Performer: Claire Guay (Piano)
  • Notes: Temple de l'Annonciation à Paris (10/11/2011-10/14/2011)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914