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Ekaterina Mechetina, piano

Ekaterina Mechetina, piano

Ekaterina Mechetina, piano

  • Disc number in the directory: MEL CD 1002100
  • Release: 2014
«…and Ekaterina Mechetina has recently been recognized as the most talented and most beautiful woman pianist». «Moscow News» Firma Melodiya presents a solo album of Ekaterina Mechetina, a wonderful Russian pianist of the new generation. A graduate of the Moscow Conservatory where she studied under associate professor Vladimir Ovchinnikov and professor Sergey Dorensky, and a laureate of the Youth Prize "Triumph" and seven prestigious international competitions, Ekaterina Mechetina began to conquer the musical Olympus at a very early age. The young pianist's first concert took place when she was ten. Her pianistic gift was acknowledged by some of the great masters of 20th century music art. So, Rodion Shchedrin entrusted her with the world premiere of his sixth piano concert after he heard her for the first time; Mstislav Rosropovich invited her to perform with the orchestra he conducted. Ekaterina Mechetina has won the audiences of some of the world's best venues. Today, the pianist plays over sixty concerts annually performing at some of the largest concert hall. Her repertoire includes about fifty piano concertos and dozens of solo programmes. She has worked with outstanding soloists, conductors, symphony and choir collectives of Russia and other countries. The pianist's perfect mastery, bright creative individuality and amazing artistic charisma have won the hearts of listeners around the world. On this album, Ekaterina Mechetina appears as an inspired interpreter of Russian classical piano music. Apart from one of then greatest cycles of Russian music of the 19th century which is Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, it also includes eight of the études-tableaux from Rachmaninoff's Op. 33 and two virtuosic pieces by Tchaikovsky – Dumka and Theme with Variations.

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  • 1
     
    6 Pieces, Op. 19: VI. Theme original et variations
    Ekaterina Mechetina (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky)
    10:39
  • 2
     
    Dumka, Op. 59
    Ekaterina Mechetina (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky)
    09:24
  • 3
     
    Etudes-tableaux, Op. 33: I. Allegro non troppo
    Ekaterina Mechetina (Sergei Rachmaninoff)
    02:37
  • 4
     
    Etudes-tableaux, Op. 33: II. Allegro
    Ekaterina Mechetina (Sergei Rachmaninoff)
    02:23
  • 5
     
    Etudes-tableaux, Op. 33: III. Grave
    Ekaterina Mechetina (Sergei Rachmaninoff)
    05:27
  • 6
     
    Etudes-tableaux, Op. 33: IV. Moderato
    Ekaterina Mechetina (Sergei Rachmaninoff)
    03:02
  • 7
     
    Etudes-tableaux, Op. 33: V. Non Allegro - Presto
    Ekaterina Mechetina (Sergei Rachmaninoff)
    01:44
  • 8
     
    Etudes-tableaux, Op. 33: VI. Allegro con fuoco
    Ekaterina Mechetina (Sergei Rachmaninoff)
    01:57
  • 9
     
    Etudes-tableaux, Op. 33: VII. Moderato
    Ekaterina Mechetina (Sergei Rachmaninoff)
    04:27
  • 10
     
    Etudes-tableaux, Op. 33: VIII. Grave
    Ekaterina Mechetina (Sergei Rachmaninoff)
    02:53
  • 11
     
    Pictures at an Exhibition: I. Promenade
    Ekaterina Mechetina (Modest Mussorgsky)
    01:16
  • 12
     
    Pictures at an Exhibition: II. Gnomus
    Ekaterina Mechetina (Modest Mussorgsky)
    02:27
  • 13
     
    Pictures at an Exhibition: III. Promenade
    Ekaterina Mechetina (Modest Mussorgsky)
    00:41
  • 14
     
    Pictures at an Exhibition: IV. Il Vecchio Castello
    Ekaterina Mechetina (Modest Mussorgsky)
    04:43
  • 15
     
    Pictures at an Exhibition: V. Promenade
    Ekaterina Mechetina (Modest Mussorgsky)
    00:23
  • 16
     
    Pictures at an Exhibition: VI. Tuileries (Dispute d'enfants après jeux)
    Ekaterina Mechetina (Modest Mussorgsky)
    01:06
  • 17
     
    Pictures at an Exhibition: VII. Bydlo
    Ekaterina Mechetina (Modest Mussorgsky)
    02:45
  • 18
     
    Pictures at an Exhibition: VIII. Promenade
    Ekaterina Mechetina (Modest Mussorgsky)
    00:43
  • 19
     
    Pictures at an Exhibition: IX. Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks
    Ekaterina Mechetina (Modest Mussorgsky)
    01:05
  • 20
     
    Pictures at an Exhibition: X. "Samuel" Goldenberg und "Schmuÿle"
    Ekaterina Mechetina (Modest Mussorgsky)
    02:23

  • Total time: 77:30

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