All of Borodin's piano music on one disc!

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All of Borodin's piano music on one disc!

Post by Lance » Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:04 pm

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"I am a composer in search of oblivion and
I am always slightly ashamed that I compose."

—Alexander Porfiryevich Bordoin

ALEXANDER P. BORODIN
Complete Piano Music
(includes world premiere recordings)
Marco Rapetti, piano (Yamaha CF 3 SA concert grand)
-in duo/trio with Daniela de Santis, piano
-in duo/trio with Giampaolo Nuti, piano
Brilliant Classics 93894, 79:12, DDD

Right off the bat I have to tell you that this was a totally entertaining and revealing recording to hear ... piano music by Borodin! Lovely music and music-making, and exceptionally fine and natural piano sound . The disc contains all the original piano music composed by Borodin plus any work of others he was involved in by transcription - and there's much of that, particularly in the 16 Paraphrases, which will absolutely hit your funny bone! I am not acquainted with any of the pianists appearing on this disc, but it is obviously they are having one heck of a good time playing—and conveying—this rarely heard music to their listeners.

Here is what we have:

• Petite Suite
• Paraphrases (16) after Liszt, Borodin, Lyadov, Rimsky-Korsakov, Cui, in solo, duo, or trio performances
• Tarantella in D
• Allegretto in D-flat
• Scherzo in E
• In the Steppes of Central Asia (transcription for piano 4-hands)
• Adagio patetico in A-flat
• Polka Hélène in D Minor
• Ravel: À la manière de Borodine

Brilliant Classics is not only a first-class budget label but they are becoming very innovative with some of their releases. I'm delighted. You will be, too! ♪
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Re: All of Borodin's piano music on one disc!

Post by Ken » Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:25 am

This is a fantastic record; especially interesting for most music fans will be the piano version of In the Steppes of Central Asia, which as a four-hands piece evokes an exotic and solemn feeling.
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Re: All of Borodin's piano music on one disc!

Post by Seán » Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:14 am

I have come across that set and wondered about it.
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Re: All of Borodin's piano music on one disc!

Post by Chalkperson » Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:34 pm

I picked it up yesterday, it's a great disc...
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Re: All of Borodin's piano music on one disc!

Post by Lance » Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:39 pm

See you DO take SOME of our suggestions! :mrgreen: Too bad it isn't your friend Horowitz playing the piano. I understand all these Borodin pieces for piano were transcribed for orchestra and recorded by Arthur Fiedler/BPO. I apparently have the only extant copy, but I shan't share it with you! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Chalkperson wrote:I picked it up yesterday, it's a great disc...
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Re: All of Borodin's piano music on one disc!

Post by Chalkperson » Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:10 pm

Lance wrote:See you DO take SOME of our suggestions! :mrgreen:
Of course...occasionally... :wink:
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