Dmitry Bashkirov, Piano (2 CD)

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Dmitry Bashkirov, Piano (2 CD)

  • Disc number in the directory: MEL CD 1002288
  • Recorded: 1957-1972
  • Release: 2015

     Firma Melodiya presents an album of the remarkable Russian pianist Dmitri Bashkirov.

"Bashkirov moved from Tbilisi to Moscow in the 1950s to study at the conservatory, and his first performance caused a real sensation", remembered the prominent organist Harry Grodberg. After he graduated the Moscow Conservatory and completed his post-graduate course under Alexander Goldenweiser, Bashkirov received the first prize of the Long-Thibault International Competition in Paris. The piano school of Heinrich Neuhaus had an unconditional influence on the young pianist.

"This is a romantic pianist … of modern formation. Both dreaminess and tenderness are characteristic of him. But what he has on the foreground when he plays is intensity of feeling", wrote one of the music critics about Dmitri Bashkirov. Combining impeccable technical virtuosity with emotional depth, brilliant artistry with the skill of a dramatist performer, he mastered an extensive concert repertoire and spent a lot of time in studio as well recording for Melodiya and later for the biggest European labels. Bashkirov played music of the romantic composers and French impressionists with particular inspiration, but his interpretations of Prokofiev were also especially impressive, and the classical harmonies of Haydn and Mozart were followed by sonorous energy of Rachmaninoff and sharp distinctness of Shchedrin.

The album includes recordings of works of Haydn, Schubert, Brahms, Liszt, Grieg, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev and Shchedrin made by Dmitri Bashkirov in 1957 to 1972.

Track list

    • CD1
    • CD2
  • 1 Piano Sonata in E-Flat Major, Hob. XVI:49: I. Allegro
    05:11
  • 2 Piano Sonata in E-Flat Major, Hob. XVI:49: II. Adagio e cantabile
    08:10
  • 3 Piano Sonata in E-Flat Major, Hob. XVI:49: III. Finale - Tempo di Menuet
    03:59
  • 4 Piano Sonata No. 16 in A Minor, Op. 42, D. 845: I. Moderato
    10:13
  • 5 Piano Sonata No. 16 in A Minor, Op. 42, D. 845: II. Andante poco mosso
    08:54
  • 6 Piano Sonata No. 16 in A Minor, Op. 42, D. 845: III. Scherzo - Allegro vivace
    05:05
  • 7 Piano Sonata No. 16 in A Minor, Op. 42, D. 845: IV. Rondo - Allegro vivace
    04:40
  • 8 Piano Sonata No. 2 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 2: I. Allegro non troppo
    06:06
  • 9 Piano Sonata No. 2 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 2: II. Andante con espressione
    05:13
  • 10 Piano Sonata No. 2 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 2: III. Scherzo - Allegro
    03:59
  • 11 Piano Sonata No. 2 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 2: IV. Finale - Sostenuto
    10:11
  • 1 Valses oubliees, S. 215: No. 2 in A-Flat Major
    05:37
  • 2 Consolations, S. 172: No. 3 in D-Flat Major
    04:03
  • 3 Lyric Pieces, Op. 54: IV. Nocturne
    03:46
  • 4 Preludes, Book I, L. 117: IX. La serenade interrompue
    02:19
  • 5 Preludes, Book I, L. 117: XI. La danse de Puck
    02:28
  • 6 Preludes, Book II, L. 123: VI. General Lavine - eccentric
    02:35
  • 7 L'isle joyeuse, L. 106
    05:49
  • 8 4 Preludes, Op. 37: No. 1 in B-Flat Minor
    02:04
  • 9 4 Preludes, Op. 37: No. 2 in F-Sharp Major
    00:48
  • 10 4 Preludes, Op. 37: No. 3 in B Major
    01:40
  • 11 4 Preludes, Op. 33: No. 1 in E Major
    01:07
  • 12 4 Preludes, Op. 22: No. 3 in B Major
    00:58
  • 13 4 Preludes, Op. 33: No. 3 in C Major
    00:33
  • 14 9 Mazurkas, Op. 25: No. 3 in E Minor
    01:53
  • 15 Waltz in A-Flat Major, Op. 38
    05:45
  • 16 Six moments musicaux, Op. 16: No. 4 in E Minor
    03:14
  • 17 Six moments musicaux, Op. 16: No. 6 in C Major
    04:21
  • 18 Visions fugitives, Op. 22: Nos. 1, 3, 11, 16, 10, 4, 6, 14, 17
    08:47
  • 19 Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33ter: I. March
    01:39
  • 20 Piano Sonata No. 1 in C Major: I. Allegro da sonata
    04:55
  • 21 Piano Sonata No. 1 in C Major: II. Variazioni polifonici
    04:07
  • 22 Piano Sonata No. 1 in C Major: III. Rondo - Toccata
    03:41
  • 23 Humoresque
    02:03