Pianist Alexandre Kantorow live

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Rach3
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Pianist Alexandre Kantorow live

Post by Rach3 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:20 pm

My first hearing of pianist Alexandre Kantorow.
BIS Records likes him : https://bis.se/performers/kantorow-alexandre/

I’ve not heard any of the BIS.Anyone here ? TIA.He is the 22-year old son of Jean-Jacques Kantorow,conductor of Finland’s Tapiloa Sinfonietta.

Interesting program choices at 22. A Lisztian approach to the Brahms Sonata ( if Liszt would ever play it ? ), a barely tamed wild animal in Kantarow’s view apparently , at times perhaps even foreshadowing Scriabin ( to my ear ).Unforced, colorful, nuanced, cogent Beethoven and Brahms Op.79. Even in an era when superior technique of youngsters is taken for granted, the fireworks at the end , especially live, are extraordinary without seeming exhibitionist.

BACH - Prélude et fugue n° 7 en mi bémol majeur BWV 852

BRAHMS - Sonate pour piano n° 2 en fa dièse mineur op. 2.
BEETHOVEN - Sonate pour piano n° 2 en la majeur op. 2 n° 2.
BRAHMS - Rhapsodie n° 1 en si mineur op. 79.
SAINT-SAËNS - Danse macabre op. 40 (transcription de Liszt, arrangée par Horowitz)

Encores:
STRAVINSKY - Final de l'Oiseau de Feu
TCHAÏKOVSKI - Méditations

Liege,March 31,2019

https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_concer ... id=2489564

( Did I hear Cziffra at times throughout this recital ? )

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