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Piano Concertos 3 & 4 (reissue)

Nicolai Lugansky

Piano Concertos 3 & 4 (reissue)

Price: € 14.95
Format: CD
Label: Fineline
UPC: 0608917241822
Catnr: FL 72418
Release date: 16 August 2024
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Fineline
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0608917241822
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FL 72418
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16 August 2024
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Gramophone: immense technical fluency... innate musical quality... exceptionally well-mannered performances... Lugansky’s tone is beautifully rounded and unforced in all parts of the dynamic spectrum (a truly Russian prerogative) and passages of delicate filigree are spun off with a no less enviable elegance and lightness.
Musicweb: The piano playing is truly outstanding, with the young Russian giving the sort of red-blooded readings that have one thinking of a young Richter, Gilels or from our own time, Kissin or Pletnev... This is altogether outstanding Soviet pianism...
Een van 's werelds moeilijkste pianocomposities
Rachmaninov schreef zijn 3e Pianoconcert in 1909 voor zijn eerste tournee in Amerika. Hij hoopte met de opbrengst hiervan zijn allereerste auto te kunnen kopen. Helaas werd dat optreden geen succes, aangezien de pianist aan wie hij het concert had opgedragen de muziek te moeilijk vond.

Het 3e Pianoconcert is een van de moeilijkste composities voor de piano. Weinig pianisten wagen zich aan dit werk, maar de meesterpianist Nicolai Lugansky is deze uitdaging aangegaan. Als winnaar van de tweede prijs tijdens de Rachmaninovcompetitie van 1990 weet hij als geen ander zowel dit werk als het 4e Pianoconcert prachtig neer te zetten. Het 4e Pianoconcert − waarin Russische romantiek gecombineerd wordt met jazz-elementen − is het meest subtiele pianoconcert van Rachmaninov. De inspiratiebron voor dit concert was wellicht Rhapsody in Blue, een compositie van George Gershwin die drie jaar eerder uitkwam.
Gramophone: immense technische Gewandtheit... angeborene musikalische Qualität... außerordentlich wohlerzogene Aufführungen... Luganskys Ton ist in allen Teilen des dynamischen Spektrums schön abgerundet und ungezwungen (ein wahrhaft russisches Vorrecht), und Passagen von delikater Filigranität werden mit einer nicht minder beneidenswerten Eleganz und Leichtigkeit ausgesponnen.
Musicweb: Das Klavierspiel ist wirklich herausragend, und der junge Russe spielt mit so viel Herzblut, dass man an einen jungen Richter, Gilels oder aus unserer Zeit an Kissin oder Pletnev denken muss... Dies ist alles in allem hervorragender sowjetischer Pianismus...

Artist(s)

Nikolai Lugansky (piano)

Nikolai Lugansky is now acknowledged as one of the world's great interpreters of the piano repertoire. He regularly works with prominent conductors of major orchestras. His concerts, recitals, and chamber music performances throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas have earned him the rapturous applause of critics as well as audiences.  His numerous recordings offer further evidence of his artistry. In 2000, he won the Diapason d'Or de l'Annee for his recording of the complete Chopin Etudes. His subsequent recordings of Rachmaninov Preludes and Moments Musicaux and Chopin Preludes each won him aDiapason d'Or as well. His disc of Rachmaninov Piano Concertos 1 & 3 has been awarded Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik. His recording of Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 for Pentatone Classics was selected as Gramophone Editor's Choice (February 2004). In addition to performing, Nikolai teaches at the Moscow Conservatory, where he is currently an assistant to Professor Sergei Dorensky. Apart...
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Nikolai Lugansky is now acknowledged as one of the world's great interpreters of the piano repertoire. He regularly works with prominent conductors of major orchestras. His concerts, recitals, and chamber music performances throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas have earned him the rapturous applause of critics as well as audiences. His numerous recordings offer further evidence of his artistry. In 2000, he won the Diapason d'Or de l'Annee for his recording of the complete Chopin Etudes. His subsequent recordings of Rachmaninov Preludes and Moments Musicaux and Chopin Preludes each won him aDiapason d'Or as well. His disc of Rachmaninov Piano Concertos 1 & 3 has been awarded Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik. His recording of Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 for Pentatone Classics was selected as Gramophone Editor's Choice (February 2004).
In addition to performing, Nikolai teaches at the Moscow Conservatory, where he is currently an assistant to Professor Sergei Dorensky.
Apart from music, Nikolai enjoys chess, literature and sports. He lives in Moscow with his wife and three children
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Ivan Shpiller (conductor)

Composer(s)

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninov was a Russian pianist, composer, and conductor of the late-Romantic period, some of whose works are among the most popular in the classical repertoire. Born into a musical family, Rachmaninov took up the piano at age four. He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory in 1892 and had composed several piano and orchestral pieces by this time. In 1897, following the critical reaction to his Symphony No. 1, Rachmaninoff entered a four-year depression and composed little until successful therapy allowed him to complete his enthusiastically received Piano Concerto No. 2 in 1901. After the Russian Revolution, Rachmaninov and his family left Russia and resided in the United States, first in New York City. Demanding piano concert tour schedules caused...
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Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninov was a Russian pianist, composer, and conductor of the late-Romantic period, some of whose works are among the most popular in the classical repertoire.
Born into a musical family, Rachmaninov took up the piano at age four. He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory in 1892 and had composed several piano and orchestral pieces by this time. In 1897, following the critical reaction to his Symphony No. 1, Rachmaninoff entered a four-year depression and composed little until successful therapy allowed him to complete his enthusiastically received Piano Concerto No. 2 in 1901. After the Russian Revolution, Rachmaninov and his family left Russia and resided in the United States, first in New York City. Demanding piano concert tour schedules caused his output as composer to slow tremendously; between 1918 and 1943, he completed just six compositions, including Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Symphony No. 3, and Symphonic Dances. In 1942, Rachmaninov moved to Beverly Hills, California. One month before his death from advanced melanoma, Rachmaninov acquired American citizenship.
Early influences of Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Balakirev, Mussorgsky, and other Russian composers gave way to a personal style notable for its song-like melodicism, expressiveness and his use of rich orchestral colors.[3] The piano is featured prominently in Rachmaninov's compositional output, and through his own skills as a performer he explored the expressive possibilities of the instrument.

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