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Anatol Ugorski

Post by maestrob » Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:57 pm

DGG has just issued a new 13 CD box of his recordings, and I wondered what all the fuss is about. Does anyone here have experience of this pianist?

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Re: Anatol Ugorski

Post by Len_Z » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:20 pm

For me, Ugorski is one of the most exquisite pianists to emerge from the Soviet Union in its late stages. He's precise, very musical, full of interesting ideas and absolutely fascinating to listen to. The DG box set should be a treasure trove; too bad I already have all of the Ugorski's recordings on individual CDs. Wonder what happened to him lately, though, as he completely disappeared from the US concert circuit some time ago.

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Re: Anatol Ugorski

Post by Rach3 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:19 pm

Have no info what has happened to him.

Here is a Bach-Busoni "Chaconne" I liked :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pcba8NwzE3I

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Re: Anatol Ugorski

Post by Lance » Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:22 pm

I, too, am a great fan of Anatol Ugorski. (He also has a talented daughter-pianist). I have collected any recordings of his I could find and only missed a few. Fortunately the 13-CD boxed set has come out, which I have also acquired. Ugorski is a profound thinker and plays exactly as he feels, sometimes, which seems quite removed from what we might call "traditional." He was not self-serving. Little is known about his background and he has stated why knowing is important; it is the music that is most important. I highly recommend this set.
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Re: Anatol Ugorski

Post by maestrob » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:45 am

Lance wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:22 pm
I, too, am a great fan of Anatol Ugorski. (He also has a talented daughter-pianist). I have collected any recordings of his I could find and only missed a few. Fortunately the 13-CD boxed set has come out, which I have also acquired. Ugorski is a profound thinker and plays exactly as he feels, sometimes, which seems quite removed from what we might call "traditional." He was not self-serving. Little is known about his background and he has stated why knowing is important; it is the music that is most important. I highly recommend this set.
OK, thanks Lance, Rach3 & Len_z! It's now on my wantlist!

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Re: Anatol Ugorski

Post by Lance » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:08 pm

There are a few other recordings with Anatol Ugorski if you acquire an interest in how and what he plays:

1) Avi (Germany) 8555193 [2 CDs] - Scriabin: Complete piano sonatas (10)
2) Danacord 649 (Year 2004) Schloss for Husum Festival [various pianists]
3) EBS 6125 JS Bach: Concerto for Two Pianos in C Major, BWV 1060; Mozart: Piano
Concerto No. 10 in E-flat Major, K. 365; Shostakovich: Concertino for Two Pianos with his daughter, Dina Ugorskaja, pianist
4) Melodiya/Russia DE-0185 - Schumann: Davidsbundlertanze, Op. 6 [first recording]
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Re: Anatol Ugorski

Post by maestrob » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:59 am

Thank-you, Lance! I'll see what I think of the DGG box, & get back to you. :)

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Re: Anatol Ugorski

Post by Lance » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:09 pm

Brian, added one more I forgot to mention on Melodiya.
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