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András Schiff Live from the V International Tchaikovsky Competition - Works by Brahms, Liszt, Pirumov, Prokofiev, Rahmaninov, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky / András Schiff, piano; Dmitry Kitayenko, Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra

Album Summary

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Étude - tableau in E-flat major, Op. 33
>Liszt, Franz : La Leggierezza, for piano in F minor (Grandes études de concert no 2) , S. 144/2 (LW A118/2)
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude & Fugue for piano no 15 in D flat major, Op. 87/15
>Brahms, Johannes : Variations and Fugue for Piano in B flat major on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24
>Pirumov, Alexander : Scherzo for piano
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Théme original et variations in F major, Op. 19
>Prokofiev, Sergey : Sonata for Piano no 3 in A minor ("From Old Notebooks"), Op. 28
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15
Performer Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

One of the most prominent pianists of modern times, Andras Schiff nevertheless does not belong to the so-called competition format. The musician who earned the pedestal of philosopher pianist, "a representative of intellectual musical tradition in its high apprehension," has never had virtuosity, sonic lustre and visual artistry in his sphere of interests. However, the live recordings of the then 21-year-old Hungarian are of unquestionable interest. Soviet music critic Leonid Gakkel described his impressions of Schiff's performance in the following way. "From his very first note at the competition Schiff struck me with the vigour of his performance, and that was vigour of the highest festivity... What a touch on the piano, what a charge of energy, what burning fingers! Ultimate activity of a creating spirit at each moment of playing... " At the competition, Schiff played piano works by rachmaninoff, Liszt, Prokofiev and Shostakovich, variation cycles and concertos by Tchaikovsky and Brahms. In the opinion of Yevgeny Malinin, a competent judge and professor of the Moscow Conservatory, Schiff "read music without a drop of willfulness: he lived in and with it." The panel gave him only the fourth prize. However, it wouldn't be an overstatement to say that it was the Tchaikovsky Competition that brought the first significant success and international repute to the outstanding pianist.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: 1974.



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Works Details

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Étude - tableau in E-flat major, Op. 33 :: no 7
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Conductor: Dmitry Kiayenko
  • Ensemble: Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1911

>Liszt, Franz : La Leggierezza, for piano in F minor (Grandes études de concert no 2) , S. 144/2 (LW A118/2)
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1848

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude & Fugue for piano no 15 in D flat major, Op. 87/15
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1950-1951

>Brahms, Johannes : Variations and Fugue for Piano in B flat major on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1861

>Pirumov, Alexander : Scherzo for piano
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1974

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Théme original et variations in F major, Op. 19 :: no 6
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Sonata for Piano no 3 in A minor ("From Old Notebooks"), Op. 28
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1907

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Conductor: Dmitri Kitayenko
  • Running Time: 33 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1874

>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Conductor: Dmitri Kitayenko
  • Running Time: 45 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1854-1859