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Solo Piano - Released December 15, 2017 | Melodiya

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Here is an album filled with piano reminiscences of the highest level: Russian pianist Ludmila Berlinskaya is descendant of an impressive dynasty of musicians (her father was a cellist and the founder of the Borodin Quartet) who grew up around some of the greatest geniuses of the Soviet Union − Rostropovich, Oistrakh, Goldenweiser, Flier, Temirkanov, Svetlanov, Rozhdestvensky, Kitayenko, Solzhenitsyn and Sakharov. Later, before launching her great international career, she didn’t think twice about working as Richter’s page-turner, before becoming a sort of “spiritual daughter” for the great master. Undeniably her piano technique, as clear as a diamond and devoid of any damper effect – polyphonic lines are held by the fingers, as they should be – is evocative of Richter’s. The album’s title draws from Medtner’s Sonata “Reminiscenza”, a wonderful masterpiece that is unfortunately never played, but the other three works, much like Medtner’s Sonata, end pianissimo with a certain sense of melancholy: Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 30, Ravel’s Valses nobles et sentimentales (Noble and Sentimental Waltzes), and Schumann’s Kreisleriana. © SM/Qobuz
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Solo Piano - Released November 17, 2017 | APR

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This edition of the complete recordings of the Beethoven Sonatas, made during the war, is a godsend for all the lovers of the great German pianist, and there are a lot of them, of all generations. One could get a bit lost in the jungle of his many recordings that came out from 1920 to 1975: that is, over 55 years – which is a lot, to say that he doesn't like playing for microphones. But Kempff has always been happy to record nonetheless, and is constantly polishing up his technique so as to render the most faithful possible service to his art, given the technological innovations that he has seen across his many years of recording, from acoustics to stereophony, by way of electric recording, 78rpm and the 33rpm microgroove.   He has recorded a lot of music since the start of his long career: Bach, Brahms, Schubert, but in particular, at 80%, he remains one of the greatest performers of his dear friend Beethoven. The recordings from this period are not always easy to date, because they could appear under many different matrix numbers, although they are in fact all the same version. Some famous sonatas, of course, have indeed been recorded many times: Pathétique as well as Clair de lune, Waldstein and Appassionata. The sonatas which figure in this album, recorded in Berlin in 1942 and 1943, make up what should have been a recording of the complete works, but which was interrupted by the war. Despite a fairly ephemeral French edition in the 1980s with the Dante label, these recordings were forgotten in favour of two later complete recordings, the first of which was produced in the 1950s and the second in the 1960s in stereophony.   Even if the surface sound is omnipresent in these re-recordings, it is quickly forgotten thanks to the painstaking restoration that has brought back Kempff's marvellously delicate touch. It is thrilling to follow in the footsteps of this towering musician, and compare him to himself across the years. In fact, his art has not aged as time has gone by, even if one notes the substantial difference in the discourse, the sound (depending on the piano used), the tempo and the formal construction. A document of the greatest musical interest. François Hudry © Qobuz 2017
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Chamber Music - Released October 26, 2017 | Les Indispensables de Diapason

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Chamber Music - Released October 20, 2017 | naïve classique

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Solo Piano - Released October 13, 2017 | SWR Classic

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Keyboard Concertos - Released October 13, 2017 | La Dolce Volta

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Solo Piano - Released October 6, 2017 | Alpha

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‘Sophisticated colourist and cerebral virtuoso though he is, Nelson Goerner nevertheless brings out the moments of weakness, the hesitations, the lightning passions in the labyrinth of Chopin’, wrote Diapason on the release of the Preludes in 2015 (Diapason d’Or, Choc de Classica). ‘Serenity’, ‘balance’, ‘clarity’, ‘phrasing’ are the key words that recur in reviews of the discs and concerts of the Argentine pianist, whose fifth solo release on Alpha this is. His latest venture is a complete recording of the Nocturnes, a highpoint of Chopinesque poetry. These twenty-one miniatures accompanied Chopin over a good part of his life, for he composed them between 1827 and 1848. They are tributes to Italian bel canto, expressing reveries but also complexity of feeling and a profundity that far transcends their apparent simplicity. Nelson Goerner’s feeling for melody and tempo works wonders in these pieces, which he recorded in the ideal surroundings of the Salle de Musique of La Chaux de Fonds (Switzerland). © Alpha
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Symphonic Music - Released September 29, 2017 | Aparté

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Solo Piano - Released September 29, 2017 | Ameson

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Solo Piano - Released September 29, 2017 | La Dolce Volta

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Solo Piano - Released September 29, 2017 | La Dolce Volta

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Solo Piano - Released September 29, 2017 | La Dolce Volta

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Solo Piano - Released September 29, 2017 | La Dolce Volta

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Solo Piano - Released September 29, 2017 | La Dolce Volta

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Solo Piano - Released September 29, 2017 | La Dolce Volta

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