M. Doidzhashviti, Russian pianist???

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M. Doidzhashviti, Russian pianist???

Post by Lance » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:02 pm

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I have long collected the Melodiya recordings, especially in a series called "The Great Piano Music of the World / Romantic Piano Music." One volume contains music just by Robert Schumann, including Antatol Ugorski's Davidsbundlertanzae, Op. 6; Evgeny Kissin's Arabeske in C Major, Op. 18, and finally M. Doidzhasviti's Humoreske in B-flat Major, Op. 20. I was most interested in this disc because of Ugorski's participation. He re-recorded it for Deutsche Grammophon some years later. However, to my joy and surprise was a rendition of Schumann's Humoreske, Op. 20 performed by, simply M. Doidzhashviti.

In the pantheon of great Russian and Ukrainian pianists, M. Doidzhashviti, which was a very convincing performance of this lovely work. I have not been able to track down the man's first name (if it was a man), nor can I find any other recordings by this individual.

I have one Russian source to check yet, but any information and/or additional recordings by this pianist would interest me. May I solicit your help?
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Re: M. Doidzhashviti, Russian pianist???

Post by Lance » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:20 am

Well, I have made some discoveries. On the Melodiya CD, the name is spelled DoidzhashviTi, which is incorrect. That seemed unusual to me since usually the end of a that type of name from her region of birth [Georgia] is spelled VILI. I discovered M. Doidzhashvili is a woman, and her first name is Manana. Other recordings do exist by this excellent pianist, but not many. Her name is sometimes spelled Doijashvili.

A bit more information from Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manana_Doijashvili
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Re: M. Doidzhashviti, Russian pianist???

Post by maestrob » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:45 am

Funny, I thought it might be a typo! :D

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Re: M. Doidzhashviti, Russian pianist???

Post by Lance » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:31 pm

Well, the thought occurred to me about the spelling, and the English on some of the Melodiyadiscs are not always accurate. Funny, with all the accolades this pianist has received, she is not very often in the studios - and should be!
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Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:45 am
Funny, I thought it might be a typo! :D
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