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Pianist Lazar Berman Rarities, Vol. 2 - Scriabin: Sonata No. 4; Prokofiev: Sonata No. 8; Liszt (live, 1972)

Album Summary

>Liszt, Franz : Aprés une lecture du Dante II, fantasia quasi sonata, for piano (Années II/7) S. 161/7 (LW 159/7)
>Scriabin, Alexander : Sonata for Piano no 4 in F sharp major, Op. 30
>Prokofiev, Sergey : Sonata for Piano no 8 in B flat major ("War Sonata 3"), Op. 84
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Prelude for piano no 6 in G minor, Op. 23/5
>Scriabin, Alexander : Etude for piano in B flat minor, Op. 8/11
>Prokofiev, Sergey : The love for three oranges
>Scriabin, Alexander : Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 8
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Notes & Reviews:

Lazar Berman is has been one of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century his technique absolutely out of the ordinary allowed him easly to deal with with the most challenging and difficult virtuosic repertoire with results and performance that leave the listener completely admired and without words still today. Especially in live recordings, as that we present, the listener can understand the value of the interpretative art of this extraordinary artist who faced in live performance an unusual repertoire such as the one of this unforgettable Concert of the 25th November 1972. At that time Berman was little known in Italy, but the public in Milan welcomed him with extraordinary warmth and enthusiasm as demonstrated by the four bis quoted in IDIS'CD.

American Record Guide, November/December 2014
I learned the Prokofieff Sonata 8 from his DG recording, and this disc is clearly by the same pianist. The Dante Sonata opens the program and was everything I expected and then some. Scriabin's very accessible Sonata 4 follows. and I was impressed by Berman's delicacy in the first movement especially. Prokofieff's Sonata ended the recital followed by four encores: Rachmaninoff Prelude in G minor, Scriabin Etude Op. 12:11, Prokofieff March from The Love for Three Oranges, and the big Scriabin Etude Op.12:12.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Milano (11/25/1972).



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>Liszt, Franz : Aprés une lecture du Dante II, fantasia quasi sonata, for piano (Années II/7) S. 161/7 (LW 159/7)
  • Performer: Lazar Berman (Piano)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1849
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Scriabin, Alexander : Sonata for Piano no 4 in F sharp major, Op. 30
  • Performer: Lazar Berman (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1903
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Sonata for Piano no 8 in B flat major ("War Sonata 3"), Op. 84
  • Performer: Lazar Berman (Piano)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1939-1944
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Prelude for piano no 6 in G minor, Op. 23/5
  • Performer: Lazar Berman (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Scriabin, Alexander : Etude for piano in B flat minor, Op. 8/11
  • Performer: Lazar Berman (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Prokofiev, Sergey : The love for three oranges :: March
  • Performer: Lazar Berman (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1922
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Scriabin, Alexander : Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 8
  • Performer: Lazar Berman (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894
  • Studio/Live: Live