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Ballets Russes - Ravel/Rabinovich: Daphnis and Chloe; Stravinsky: Petrushka; Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet / Roman Rabinovich, piano

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> 10 Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75 - No. 1. Folk Dance
> 10 Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75 - No. 2. Scene: The Street Awakens
> 10 Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75 - No. 3. Minuet: Arrival of the Guests
> 10 Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75 - No. 4. Juliet as a Young Girl
> 10 Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75 - No. 5. Masquers
> 10 Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75 - No. 6. Montagues and Capulets
> 10 Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75 - No. 7. Friar Laurence
> 10 Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75 - No. 8. Mercutio
> 10 Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75 - No. 9. Dance of the Girls with Lilies
> 10 Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75 - No. 10. Romeo and Juliet before Parting
> Daphnis et Chloe (arr. R. Rabinovich) - Pantomime
> Daphnis et Chloe (arr. R. Rabinovich) - Danse generale
> 3 Movements from Petrushka - No. 1. Danse russe (Russian Dance)
> 3 Movements from Petrushka - No. 2. Chez Petrouchka (Petrushka's Cell)
> 3 Movements from Petrushka - No. 3. La semaine grasse (The Shrove-tide Fair)

Album Summary

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Pieces (10) for Piano from "Romeo and Juliet", Op. 75
>Ravel, Maurice : Daphnis et Chloé
>Stravinsky, Igor : Movements (3) from Pétrouchka
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Roman Rabinovich fuses art and music on his debut recording of works inspired by Russian ballet. The disc features composer-arrangements for solo piano -- Stravinsky's Three Movements from Petrushka, Prokofiev's Ten Pieces from Romeo & Juliet, and Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe - alongside his original visual art sketches.

American Record Guide, September/October 2013
This brilliant debut from Rabinovich is vivacious and imaginative. The Romeo and Juliet is deployed with a brilliance that does justice to the orchestration. The crisp, staccato rhythms in 'Scene: The Street Awakens' are sharply articulated. Rabinovich has a sharp, almost metronomic precision. 'Romeo and Juliet' is absolutely lovely and well-paced. The same energy can be heard in the other pieces. The sheer virtuosity of his treatment of Petrouchka is astounding. The second of the Two Movements from Daphnis and Chloe, in the vein of Tchaikovsky, is a wonderful addition to this program. Everything can be described as crystal ice. Even the lyrical parts sparkle.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Concert Hall of Drew University, Dorothy Young Center f (04/16/2012-04/18/2012).



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Works Details

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Pieces (10) for Piano from "Romeo and Juliet", Op. 75
  • Performer: Roman Rabinovich (Piano)
  • Notes: Concert Hall of Drew University, Dorothy Young Center for the Arts, Drew University, Madison, NJ (04/16/2012-04/18/2012)
  • Running Time: 32 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1937

>Ravel, Maurice : Daphnis et Chloé :: Pantomime
  • Performer: Roman Rabinovich (Piano)
  • Notes: Concert Hall of Drew University, Dorothy Young Center for the Arts, Drew University, Madison, NJ (04/16/2012-04/18/2012)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1909-1912

>Ravel, Maurice : Daphnis et Chloé :: Danse générale
  • Performer: Roman Rabinovich (Piano)
  • Notes: Concert Hall of Drew University, Dorothy Young Center for the Arts, Drew University, Madison, NJ (04/16/2012-04/18/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1909-1912

>Stravinsky, Igor : Movements (3) from Pétrouchka
  • Performer: Roman Rabinovich (Piano)
  • Notes: Concert Hall of Drew University, Dorothy Young Center for the Arts, Drew University, Madison, NJ (04/16/2012-04/18/2012)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1921