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Chopin- Polonaises / Mussorgsky- Pictures At An Exhibition

Lazar Berman

CD  |  Classical  |  15 Aug 2014


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Lazar Berman, a bear of a man whom The Times of London called ‘one of the last unabashed exponents of the Romantic tradition of Russian pianism’, was known for the power of his playing and for his prodigious technique, but was also capable of great delicacy at the keyboard. The core of his repertoire was the great Romantic and post-Romantic works, from Beethoven to Prokofiev and Shostakovich. Emil Gilels referred to him as a ‘phenomenon of the musical world’. Eloquence presents his complete Deutsche Grammophon recordings over five titles.

The Moments musicaux written in 1896, are products of Rachmaninov’s early maturity: at the ripe age of 23. The Corelli Variations, his last piano work,is considered, among Rachmaninov aficionados, to be one of his finest works. And while Berman recorded juts six of the Preludes (making one wish he’d recorded them all), they represent some of the finest recorded performances of these pieces. This reissue presents all of Berman’s Rachmaninov recordings for Deutsche Grammophon on a single album, with the first release on CD of the Moments musicaux.

DETAILS

Title: Chopin- Polonaises / Mussorgsky- Pictures At An Exhibition

Format: CD

Release Date: 15 Aug 2014

Artist: Lazar Berman

Sku: 2273282

Catalogue No: 4807074

Category: Classical

Disc Count: 1

Transfer Format: Compact Disc

Video Format: Classical Music

Primary Audio: 4807074

Language: 0028948070749

Subtitles: Universal Music

TRACKS

DISC 1

FrÉdÉric Chopin Polonaise No. 1 In C Sharp Minor, Op. 26 No. 1

Polonaise No. 2 In E Flat Minor, Op. 26 No. 2

Polonaise No. 3 In A Major, Op. 40 No. 1 ‘military’

Polonaise No. 4 In C Minor, Op. 40 No. 2

Polonaise No. 5 In F Sharp Minor, Op. 44

Polonaise No. 6 In A Flat Major, Op. 53 ‘heroic’

Modest Mussorgsky Pictures At An Exhibition