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Dmitry Bashkirov, Piano

Dmitry Bashkirov, Piano

Dmitry Bashkirov, Piano

  • 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.


  • 1
    Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 69, Hob. XVI: 49: I. Allegro
    Dmitry Bashkirov (Joseph Haydn)
  • 2
    Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 69, Hob. XVI: 49: II. Adagio e cantabile
    Dmitry Bashkirov (Joseph Haydn)
  • 3
    Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 69, Hob. XVI: 49: III. Finale - Tempo di Menuet
    Dmitry Bashkirov (Joseph Haydn)
  • 4
    Sonata No. 16 in A Minor, D. 845: I. Moderato
    Dmitry Bashkirov (Franz Schubert)
  • 5
    Sonata No. 16 in A Minor, D. 845: II. Andante poco mosso
    Dmitry Bashkirov (Franz Schubert)
  • 6
    Sonata No. 16 in A Minor, D. 845: III. Scherzo - Allegro vivace - Trio - Un poco più lento
    Dmitry Bashkirov (Franz Schubert)
  • 7
    Sonata No. 16 in A Minor, D. 845: IV. Rondo - Allegro vivace
    Dmitry Bashkirov (Franz Schubert)
  • 8
    Sonata No. 2 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 2: I. Allegro non troppo, ma energico
    Dmitry Bashkirov (Johannes Brahms)
  • 9
    Sonata No. 2 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 2: II. Andante con espressione
    Dmitry Bashkirov (Johannes Brahms)
  • 10
    Sonata No. 2 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 2: III. Scherzo - Allegro
    Dmitry Bashkirov (Johannes Brahms)
  • 11
    Sonata No. 2 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 2: IV. Finale - Sostenuto - Allegro non troppo e rubato
    Dmitry Bashkirov (Johannes Brahms)
  • 12
    Valse oubliée, S. 215: No. 2
    Dmitry Bashkirov (Franz Liszt )
  • 13
    Consolation, S. 172: No. 3, Lento placido
    Dmitry Bashkirov (Franz Liszt )
  • 14
    Lyric Pieces, Op. 54: No. 4, Nocturne
    Dmitry Bashkirov (Edvard Grieg )
  • 15
    Preludes, Book I, L. 117: IX. La sérénade interrompue
    Dmitry Bashkirov (Claude Debussy)
  • 16
    Preludes, Book I, L. 117: XI. La danse de Puck
    Dmitry Bashkirov (Claude Debussy)
  • 17
    Preludes, Book II, L. 123: VI. Général Lavine – eccentric
    Dmitry Bashkirov (Claude Debussy)
  • 18
    L'Isle Joyeuse, L. 106
    Dmitry Bashkirov (Claude Debussy)
  • 19
    9 Mazurkas, Op. 25: No. 3, in E Minor
    Dmitry Bashkirov (Alexander Scriabin)
  • 20
    Valse, Op. 38
    Dmitry Bashkirov (Alexander Scriabin)

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