Leonid Kogan / Collection

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Leonid Kogan / Collection

  • Disc number in the directory: MEL CD 1002580
  • Release: 2019

“Leonid Kogan is one of the most perfect creations
that the world has seen in this century. He is not just
one of the living, he is exactly what an ideal man
should be like. And such men don’t die”.
  Irakly Andronikov 


  Firma Melodiya presents a set of Leonid Kogan’s recordings dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the 20th century great violinist.
  “Nobody has played the violin like this!” exclaimed the celebrated violin master Jacques Thibaud after he heard Leonid Kogan play at the Queen Elisabeth International Competition in Brussels in 1951.
  When he was a teenager, studying under Abram Yampolsky at the Central Music School of the Moscow Conservatory, Kogan drew attention thanks to the exceptional power of his gift and phenomenal virtuosity. At the age of sixteen, he debuted at the Grand Hall of the Conservatory. In 1947, he won the first prize of the international competition timed to the Youth Festival in Prague. Shortly after that, he literally shook the audience, including the most sophisticated connoisseurs of the violin art, with his performance of all twenty-four Paganini’s caprices within one recital. When the 27-year-old violinist played (the composer’s version of Paganini’s first concerto) in the final round of the Brussels competition, it was a triumph of global importance. A new shining light illuminated the 20th century music stratosphere, and his name will forever remain among the greatest violin masters. “It feels like Paganini himself is on the stage and playing his own concerto”, wrote the French violinist Hélène Jourdan-Morhange four years after Kogan’s performance in Paris.
  The 5-CD set captures the entire range of Kogan’s stylistic interests – from virtuosic romantic violin music (Paganini, Vieuxtemps, Ysaÿe) to modern composers (Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Weinberg), duet recordings with his spouse, the outstanding violinist Elizaveta Gilels, and trios performed by Kogan with Emil Gilels and Mstislav Rostropovich. The set also includes the complete recital at the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory on 7 April 1963 played with Andrei Mytnik, a remarkable concertmaster and the violinist’s stage partner of many years.
 

Track list

  • 21 Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Major, Op. 94 bis: III. Andante (Live) 
    Andrei Mytnik
  • 22 Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Major, Op. 94 bis: IV. Allegro con brio (Live) 
    Andrei Mytnik
  • 23 Suite Populaire Espagnole for Violin and Piano: I. El Paño Moruno (Arr. Paul Kochanski) (Live) 
    Andrei Mytnik (Manuel de Falla)
  • 24 Suite Populaire Espagnole for Violin and Piano: II. Nana (Arr. Paul Kochanski) (Live) 
    Andrei Mytnik (Manuel de Falla)
  • 25 Suite Populaire Espagnole for Violin and Piano: III. Canción (Arr. Paul Kochanski) (Live) 
    Andrei Mytnik (Manuel de Falla)
  • 26 Suite Populaire Espagnole for Violin and Piano: IV. Polo (Arr. Paul Kochanski) (Live) 
    Andrei Mytnik (Manuel de Falla)
  • 27 Suite Populaire Espagnole for Violin and Piano: V. Asturiana (Arr. Paul Kochanski) (Live) 
    Andrei Mytnik (Manuel de Falla)
  • 28 Suite Populaire Espagnole for Violin and Piano: VI. Jota (Arr. Paul Kochanski) (Live) 
    Andrei Mytnik (Manuel de Falla)
  • 29 Concert Transcription for Violin and Piano from Gioachino Rossini’s Opera "The Barber of Seville" 
    Andrei Mytnik (Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco)
  • 30 F-A-E Sonata: III. Scherzo (Live) 
    Andrei Mytnik
  • 31 8 Humoresques, Op. 101: No. 7, Poco Lento e grazioso (Arr. Jascha Heifetz) (Live) 
    Andrei Mytnik
  • 32 The Ruins of Athens, Op. 113: V. Turkish March (Arr. Leopold Auer) (Live) 
    Andrei Mytnik
  • 33 Jamaican Rumba (Arr. William Primrose) (Live) 
    Andrei Mytnik (Arthur Benjamin)
  • 34 Piano Trio in G Major, K. 564: I. Allegro 
  • 35 Piano Trio in G Major, K. 564: II. Andante 
  • 36 Piano Trio in G Major, K. 564: III. Allegretto 
  • 37 Piano Trio in B-Flat Major, Op. 97: I. Allegro moderato 
  • 38 Piano Trio in B-Flat Major, Op. 97: II. Scherzo - Allegro 
  • 39 Piano Trio in B-Flat Major, Op. 97: III. Andante cantabile, ma però con moto 
  • 40 Piano Trio in B-Flat Major, Op. 97: IV. Allegro moderato 
  • 41 Соната для скрипки и фортепиано No. 2 ре мажор, соч. 94 bis: III. Andante (Live) 
    Leonid Kogan, Андрей Мытник (Sergei Prokofiev)
    03:08
  • 42 Соната для скрипки и фортепиано No. 2 ре мажор, соч. 94 bis: IV. Allegro con brio (Live)  
    Leonid Kogan, Андрей Мытник (Sergei Prokofiev)
    07:26
  • 43 Испанская народная сюита: I. Мавританская шаль (ар. Павел Коханьский) (1887 – 1934) (Live) 
    Leonid Kogan, Андрей Мытник (Мануэль де Фалья)
    02:02
  • 44 Испанская народная сюита: II. Колыбельная (ар. Павел Коханьский) (Live) 
    Leonid Kogan, Андрей Мытник (Мануэль де Фалья)
    02:04
  • 45 Испанская народная сюита: III. Песня (ар. Павел Коханьский) (Live) 
    Leonid Kogan, Андрей Мытник (Мануэль де Фалья)
    01:43
  • 46 Испанская народная сюита: IV. Поло (ар. Павел Коханьский) (Live) 
    Leonid Kogan, Андрей Мытник (Мануэль де Фалья)
    01:09
  • 47 Испанская народная сюита: V. Астуриана (ар. Павел Коханьский) (Live) 
    Leonid Kogan, Андрей Мытник (Мануэль де Фалья)
    02:08
  • 48 Испанская народная сюита: VI. Хота (ар. Павел Коханьский) (Live) 
    Leonid Kogan, Андрей Мытник (Мануэль де Фалья)
    03:05
  • 49 Концертная транскрипция на темы оперы Джоаккино Россини "Севильский цирюльник" для скрипки и фортепиано 
    Leonid Kogan, Андрей Мытник (Марио Кастельнуово-Тедеско)
    05:06
  • 50 Соната F-A-E: III. Скерцо (Live)  
    Leonid Kogan, Андрей Мытник (Johannes Brahms)
    05:34
  • 51 8 юморесок, соч. 101: No. 7, Poco Lento e grazioso (ар. Яша Хейфец) (Live)  
    Leonid Kogan, Андрей Мытник (Antonín Dvořák)
    03:24
  • 52 "Афинские развалины", соч. 113: V. Турецкий марш (ар. Леопольд Ауэр) (Live)  
    Leonid Kogan, Андрей Мытник (Ludwig van Beethoven)
    02:19
  • 53 Ямайская румба (ар. Уильям Примроуз) (Live) 
    Leonid Kogan, Андрей Мытник (Артур Бенджамин)
    01:38
  • 54 Трио для фортепиано, скрипки и виолончели соль мажор, K. 564: I. Allegro 
    Emil Gilels, Mstislav Rostropovich, Leonid Kogan (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
    04:58
  • 55 Трио для фортепиано, скрипки и виолончели соль мажор, K. 564: II. Andante 
    Emil Gilels, Mstislav Rostropovich, Leonid Kogan (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
    07:19
  • 56 Трио для фортепиано, скрипки и виолончели соль мажор, K. 564: III. Allegretto 
    Emil Gilels, Mstislav Rostropovich, Leonid Kogan (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
    05:16
  • 57 Трио для фортепиано, скрипки и виолончели си-бемоль мажор, соч. 97: I. Allegro moderato 
    Emil Gilels, Mstislav Rostropovich, Leonid Kogan (Ludwig van Beethoven)
    12:49
  • 58 Трио для фортепиано, скрипки и виолончели си-бемоль мажор, соч. 97: II. Scherzo - Allegro  
    Emil Gilels, Mstislav Rostropovich, Leonid Kogan (Ludwig van Beethoven)
    11:46
  • 59 Трио для фортепиано, скрипки и виолончели си-бемоль мажор, соч. 97: III. Andante cantabile, ma però con moto 
    Emil Gilels, Mstislav Rostropovich, Leonid Kogan (Ludwig van Beethoven)
    12:20
  • 60 Трио для фортепиано, скрипки и виолончели си-бемоль мажор, соч. 97: IV. Allegro moderato 
    Emil Gilels, Mstislav Rostropovich, Leonid Kogan (Ludwig van Beethoven)
    06:57

  • Total time: 317:17