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Pavel Kolesnikov (piano): Live at Honens 2012 - Music of Beethoven

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen, Op. 15
>Chopin, Frédéric : Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, Op. 58
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Sonata for cello & piano no 2 in D major, Op. 58
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Notes & Reviews:

Ten pianists, aged 20 to 30, were invited to Calgary, Canada in Oct '12 to take part in the 7th Honens International Piano Competition Semifinals. Five contestants advanced to the Final Round for performances with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra led by Minczuk. Kolesnikov was ultimately chosen as the Honens Prize Laureate, and received a $100,000 cash award and an artistic and career development program valued at a half million dollars. This recording features highlights of Kolesnikov's performances.

American Record Guide, July/August 2013
The Seventh Honens International Piano Competition took place in Calgary, Canada in 2012. This young Russian pianist was named the Honens Prize Laureate. Starting with the almost inevitable Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto 1, Kolesnikov shows his technical ability. It's a laid-back performance, at first looking for subtlety. Cellist Johannes Moser joins with Kolesnikov for an absolutely lovely performance of Mendelssohn's Cello Sonata No. 2. Here the balance is much improved. The playing is of a gentle beauty, rich with nuance and always light in texture. It satisfies in a way that many others do not. Kolesnikov is an ideal partner. On the solo piano disc we have a performance of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata that is fully competitive with others. Schumann's gentle Kinderszenen is just that. Each of the movements reflects some aspect of childhood without excess bloat. Refinement is the key word here, and it can be refreshing after a diet of empty virtuosity. Everything here, save the Tchaikovsky, allows the pianist to make his musical points. Chopin's Sonata 3 continues the pianist's ultra-refined approach to music making. It's all very beautiful, and he uses the pedal to good advantage. The opening movement is very expressive; he uses rubato well, without distorting the music. The ensuing Scherzo is all lightness and sparkle Once again Kolesnikov proves to be a master of leggiero execution, and the music responds extremely well to his palette of colors. Audience applause, retained in all of these selections, is enthusiastic - and I would be too were I there - especially for the Chopin.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Jack Singer Hall, Calgary Centre for the Performing Art (10/2012).



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
  • Performer: Pavel Kolesnikov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen, Op. 15
  • Performer: Pavel Kolesnikov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, Op. 58
  • Performer: Pavel Kolesnikov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1844
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
  • Performer: Pavel Kolesnikov (Piano)
  • Conductor: Roberto Minczuk
  • Running Time: 36 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1874
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Sonata for cello & piano no 2 in D major, Op. 58
  • Performers: Johannes Moser (Cello); Pavel Kolesnikov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 06/1843
  • Studio/Live: Live