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Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition; Prokofiev: Tchaikovsky: Doumka, Op. 59; Liapunov: Etude, Op. 11; Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 8 / Michael Korstick, piano

Album Summary

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an Exhibition (Kartinki s vïstavski), for piano
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Dumka for Piano in C minor, Op. 59 "Russian rustic scene"
>Lyapunov, Sergey : Lesghinka, etude d'execution transcendante for piano, Op. 11/10
>Prokofiev, Sergey : Sonata for Piano no 8 in B flat major ("War Sonata 3"), Op. 84
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Notes & Reviews:

Michael Korstick ranks among the most important German pianists of our time. His playing is documented on numerous award-winning CDs which bear witness to the enormous breadth of his repertoire. The recording now being released by Gramola features Russian piano music from the 19th and 20th century. The piano cycle Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky can rightly be viewed as one of the most well-known works for piano, not least due to the immense number of later orchestrations (most notably by Maurice Ravel). Following up on the programmatic nature of musical pictures is the Doumka (Scne rustique russe) in C minor, Op. 59 by Peter Iljitsch Tschaikowsky as well as the Caucasian Lesghinka by Sergej Lyapunow, who alike portray traditional Russian themes and musical motifs in many of their compositions. Less tangible in extra-musical content appears the Sonata for piano No. 8 in B flat major Op. 84 by Sergej Prokofiev, having been composed during the years of World War II from 1939-1944.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Festeburgkirche Frankfurt/Main, Germany (07/05/1999-07/07/1999).



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Works Details

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an Exhibition (Kartinki s vïstavski), for piano
  • Performer: Michael Korstick (Piano)
  • Notes: Festeburgkirche Frankfurt/Main, Germany (07/05/1999-07/07/1999)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Dumka for Piano in C minor, Op. 59 "Russian rustic scene"
  • Performer: Michael Korstick (Piano)
  • Notes: Festeburgkirche Frankfurt/Main, Germany (07/05/1999-07/07/1999)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Lyapunov, Sergey : Lesghinka, etude d'execution transcendante for piano, Op. 11/10
  • Performer: Michael Korstick (Piano)
  • Notes: Festeburgkirche Frankfurt/Main, Germany (07/05/1999-07/07/1999)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Sonata for Piano no 8 in B flat major ("War Sonata 3"), Op. 84
  • Performer: Michael Korstick (Piano)
  • Notes: Festeburgkirche Frankfurt/Main, Germany (07/05/1999-07/07/1999)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1939-1944