Alexander Melnikov Four pianos, Four Pieces

Four pianos, Four Pieces

Alexander Melnikov

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Includes: 1 Digital booklet

Released on February 9, 2018 by harmonia mundi

Main artist: Alexander Melnikov

Genre: Classical

Distinctions: Gramophone Editor's Choice (April 2018)

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Album : 1 disk - 24 tracks Total length : 01:19:18

  1. 1 Fantasie in C Major, D. 760: I. Allegro con fuoco ma non troppo

    Franz Schubert, Composer - Alexander Melnikov, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  2. 2 Fantasie in C Major, D. 760: II. Adagio

    Franz Schubert, Composer - Alexander Melnikov, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  3. 3 Fantasie in C Major, D. 760: III. Presto

    Franz Schubert, Composer - Alexander Melnikov, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  4. 4 Fantasie in C Major, D. 760: IV. Allegro

    Franz Schubert, Composer - Alexander Melnikov, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  5. 5 Etudes, Op. 10: 1. Etude in C Major

    Frederic Chopin, Composer - Alexander Melnikov, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  6. 6 Etudes, Op. 10: 2. Etude in A Minor

    Frederic Chopin, Composer - Alexander Melnikov, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  7. 7 Etudes, Op. 10: 3. Etude in E Major

    Frederic Chopin, Composer - Alexander Melnikov, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  8. 8 Etudes, Op. 10: 4. Etude in C Sharp Minor

    Frederic Chopin, Composer - Alexander Melnikov, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  9. 9 Etudes, Op. 10: 5. Etude in G-Flat Major

    Frederic Chopin, Composer - Alexander Melnikov, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  10. 10 Etudes, Op. 10: 6. Etude in E-Flat Minor

    Frederic Chopin, Composer - Alexander Melnikov, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  11. 11 Etudes, Op. 10: 7. Etude in C Major

    Frederic Chopin, Composer - Alexander Melnikov, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  12. 12 Etudes, Op. 10: 8. Etude in F Major

    Frederic Chopin, Composer - Alexander Melnikov, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  13. 13 Etudes, Op. 10: 9. Etude in F Minor

    Frederic Chopin, Composer - Alexander Melnikov, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  14. 14 Etudes, Op. 10: 10. Etude in A-Flat major

    Frederic Chopin, Composer - Alexander Melnikov, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  15. 15 Etudes, Op. 10: 11. Etude in E-Flat Major

    Frederic Chopin, Composer - Alexander Melnikov, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  16. 16 Etudes, Op. 10: 12. Etude in C Minor

    Frederic Chopin, Composer - Alexander Melnikov, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  17. 17 Réminiscences de Don Juan, S. 418: I. Grave

    Franz Liszt, Composer - Alexander Melnikov, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  18. 18 Réminiscences de Don Juan, S. 418: II. Duetto. Andantino

    Franz Liszt, Composer - Alexander Melnikov, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  19. 19 Réminiscences de Don Juan, S. 418: III. Variazione 1

    Franz Liszt, Composer - Alexander Melnikov, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  20. 20 Réminiscences de Don Juan, S. 418: IV. Variazione 2. Tempo giusto

    Franz Liszt, Composer - Alexander Melnikov, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  21. 21 Réminiscences de Don Juan, S. 418: V. Quasi Presto. Tempo deciso

    Franz Liszt, Composer - Alexander Melnikov, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  22. 22 Trois mouvements de Petrouchka: I. Danse russe

    Igor Stravinsky, Composer - Alexander Melnikov, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Boosey and Hawkes, MusicPublisher Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  23. 23 Trois mouvements de Petrouchka: II. Chez Pétrouchka

    Igor Stravinsky, Composer - Alexander Melnikov, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Boosey and Hawkes, MusicPublisher Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  24. 24 Trois mouvements de Petrouchka: III. La Semaine grasse

    Igor Stravinsky, Composer - Alexander Melnikov, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Boosey and Hawkes, MusicPublisher Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

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"Four oeuvres, four pianos" might be a better way of looking at the cover of this album by Alexander Melnikov: Schubert is played on a (simply stunning) Viennese Graf fortepiano from around 1835, Chopin on an Érard grand piano from 1837, Liszt on a Bösendorfer from 1875 and Stravinsky on a modern-day Steinway - the only work which is not played on an instrument contemporary to its composition, as Petrushka dates from 1911, and most certainly not from 2014 like the Steinway in question! The differences between the four instruments are not immediately obvious, but Melnikov's project is to demonstrate just how closely art and instrument follow one another: the Wanderer Fantasy benefits from the clarity of the Graf fortepiano which, while it lacks powerful volume, offers a startling palette of different sounds for the artist to explore. Chopin's twelve Études Op. 10 on the Érard – still within a few years of the Graf – increased the power of the sound in particular, but at the cost of reducing the range of colours in the palette. With the Réminiscences de Don Juan by Liszt, the Bösendorfer unleashes real pianistic thunderbolts, which almost overshadows the content! Finally, Petrushka on the Steinway takes us back into a rather more familiar territory. This is a concept of pairing from Melnikov, whose fondness for historical instruments is well-known. © SM/Qobuz

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