Alexander Rudin, Cello (1 CD)

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Alexander Rudin, Cello (1 CD)

  • Disc number in the directory: MEL CD 1002273
  • Recorded: 1978, 1983
  • Release: 2015

ABOUT ALBUM

Firma Melodiya presents a solo album of one of the leading Rusuan cellists of today Alexander Rudin. A Peoples’ Artist of Russia, laureate of the State Prize of Russia in the field of literature and arts, and professor of the Moscow Conservatory, Alexander Rudin is among the best known performers, conductors and educationists of Europe. Rudin, who was a prize winner of the Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow, the Bach Competition in Leipzig and the Cassado Competition in Florence when he was young, has been a jury member of some the most prestigious musical contests. An owner of a unique repertoire, Rudin is equally interested in both baroque and contemporary music. As a performer, he combines elements of authentic play with a broad arsenal of modern techniques; and his supreme yet far from self-sufficing virtuosity combined with a refined sense of style allow him to turn to cello music of any period with success. What makes the featured recordings particularly attractive is that they were made at the initial stage of the cellist’s performing career in 1978 to 1983. A student of the Gnessins Music Teachers Institute at the time, Rudin won a number of serious competitions and drew attention of professional critics and wide audience. Even then the cellist’s performing style was notable for the scope and diversity of repertoire – the album includes works by Giovanni Valentini, J.S. Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Nikolai Myaskovsky and Julius Klengel. The piano part is performed by Lidiya Yevgrafova and Viсtor Ginzburg.

Track list

  • 1 Cello Sonata No. 10 in E Major, Op. 8: I. Grave (Arr. Alfredo Piatti) 
    Alexander Rudin, Lidiya Evgrafova (Giuseppe Valentini)
    2:40
  • 2 Cello Sonata No. 10 in E Major, Op. 8: II. Allegro (Arr. Alfredo Piatti) 
    Alexander Rudin, Lidiya Evgrafova (Giuseppe Valentini)
    2:25
  • 3 Cello Sonata No. 10 in E Major, Op. 8: III. Allegro - Tempo di Gavotta (Arr. Alfredo Piatti) 
    Alexander Rudin, Lidiya Evgrafova (Giuseppe Valentini)
    2:05
  • 4 Cello Sonata No. 10 in E Major, Op. 8: IV. Largo (Arr. Alfredo Piatti) 
    Alexander Rudin, Lidiya Evgrafova (Giuseppe Valentini)
    2:18
  • 5 Cello Sonata No. 10 in E Major, Op. 8: V. Allegro (Arr. Alfredo Piatti) 
    Alexander Rudin, Lidiya Evgrafova (Giuseppe Valentini)
    2:58
  • 6 Cello Sonata No. 2 in D Major, BWV 1028: I. Adagio - II. AllegroCello Sonata No. 2 in D Major, BWV 1028: I. Adagio - II. Allegro 
    Alexander Rudin, Lidiya Evgrafova (Johann Sebastian Bach)
    5:17
  • 7 Cello Sonata No. 2 in D Major, BWV 1028: III. Andante 
    Alexander Rudin, Lidiya Evgrafova (Johann Sebastian Bach)
    4:50
  • 8 Cello Sonata No. 2 in D Major, BWV 1028: IV. Allegro 
    Alexander Rudin, Lidiya Evgrafova (Johann Sebastian Bach)
    3:36
  • 9 7 Variations in E-Flat Major on 'Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen', WoO 46 
    Alexander Rudin, Lidiya Evgrafova (Ludwig van Beethoven)
    9:24
  • 10 Scherzo in D Minor, Op. 6 
    Alexander Rudin, Lidiya Evgrafova (Julius Klengel)
    5:06
  • 11 Cello Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12: I. Adagio - Andante 
    Alexander Rudin, Victor Ginzburg (Nikolai Myaskovsky)
    7:04
  • 12 Cello Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12: II. Allegro passionate 
    Alexander Rudin, Victor Ginzburg (Nikolai Myaskovsky)
    11:47