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Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3

Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3

Genre : Classical
Catalogue: ODRCD317
UPC: 855317003172
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  1. 01 – Suite in D minor – I. Lento – Allegro moderato
  2. 02 – Suite in D minor – II. Lento
  3. 03 – Piano Sonata No.1 Op.28 – III. Allegro molto
  4. 04 – Etudes-tableaux Op.33 – I. Allegro non troppo (F minor)
  5. 05 – The Star Spangled Banner
  6. 06 – Hopak
  7. 07 – Daisies
  8. 08 – Lilacs
  9. 09 – Lullaby
  10. 10 – The Flight of the Bumble Bee
  11. 11 – Suite from Partita in E major – I. Prelude
  12. 12 – Suite from Partita in E major – II. Gavotte
  13. 13 – Suite from Partita in E major – III. Gigue
  14. 14 – Wohin
  15. 15 – Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  16. 16 – Menuet from L’Arlesienne Suite No.1
  17. 17 – Polka de V.R.
  18. 18 – Liebesleid
  19. 19 – Liebesfreud
  20. 01 – Piano Sonata No.1 Op.28 – I. Allegro moderato
  21. 02 – Piano Sonata No.1 Op.28 – II. Lento
  22. 03 – Piano Sonata No.1 Op.28 – III. Allegro molto
  23. 04 – Etudes-tableaux Op.33 – I. Allegro non troppo (F minor)
  24. 05 – Etudes-tableaux Op.33 – II. Allegro (C major)
  25. 06 – Etudes-tableaux Op.33 – III. Grave (C minor)
  26. 07 – Etudes-tableaux Op.33 – IV. Moderato (D minor)
  27. 08 – Etudes-tableaux Op.33 – V. Non Allegro – Presto (E flat minor)
  28. 09 – Etudes-tableaux Op.33 – VI. Allegro con fuoco (E flat major)
  29. 10 – Etudes-tableaux Op.33 – VII. Moderato (G minor)
  30. 11 – Etudes-tableaux Op.33 – VIII. Grave (C sharp minor)

    Disc 3
  31. 01 – 4 Pieces – I. Romance
  32. 02 – 4 Pieces – II. Prelude
  33. 03 – 4 Pieces – III. Melodie
  34. 04 – 4 Pieces – IV. Gavotte
  35. 05 – Fughetta
  36. 06 – Prelude in F major
  37. 07 – Fugue in D minor
  38. 08 – Morceau de Fantaisie Delmo
  39. 09 – Song without words in D minor
  40. 10 – 3 Nocturnes – I. F sharp minor
  41. 11 – 3 Nocturnes – II. F major
  42. 12 – 3 Nocturnes – III. C minor
  43. 13 – Canon in E minor
  44. 14 – 4 Improvisations – I. Moderato (E minor) Anton Arensky
  45. 15 – 4 Improvisations – II. Allegretto (C major) Alexander Glazunov
  46. 16 – 4 Improvisations – Allegro scherzando (B-flat minor) Sergei Rachmaninoff
  47. 17 – 4 Improvisations – IV. Largo (F minor) Sergei Taneyev
  48. 18 – Prelude in D minor Op. posth.
  49. 19 – Fragments
  50. 20 – Oriental Sketch

ARTHUR PIZARRO – RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3

Early Works | Complete Transcriptions for Piano | Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 28 | Études-tableaux, Op. 33 | Morceau de Fantaisie “Delmo” | Fughetta – 4 Improvisations | Prelude in D minor, Op. posth. |Fragments – Oriental Sketch

Described as a “poet amongst pianists”, Portuguese artist Artur Pizarro presents a new recording of the complete solo piano works of Sergei Rachmaninoff. A former winner of the Leeds Piano Competition, Pizarro offers his listeners a lifetime of love for, and experience with, this music which speaks, as he says, “of the endless variety of the human condition”. Tracing Rachmaninoff’s development as a composer from the early Nocturnes and his encounters with Tchaikovsky as a teenage student of Nikolai Zverev in the 1880s, to the so-called ‘Corelli Variations’ of the 1930s, this landmark release shines a new light on every aspect of this remarkable oeuvre. From the famed thunder claps of the C# minor Prelude, via the monumental passion of the two sonatas to the tender lyricism of many of the lesser-known miniatures, Pizarro imbues every page of this music with the fire and feeling for melodic contour for which his playing has become so admired.

‘Pizarro’s playing is absolutely exquisite, not only revelling in the expressive beauty of Rachmaninov’s invention, but also managing to draw out lots of interesting inner melodic voices in the more densely scored passages.’
5 STARS / Instrumental Choice – September 2015
BBC Music Magazine Erik Levi

“thought-provoking…  courageous and poetic”
Gramophone Bryce Morrison

“You might then well want to collect the whole series. If this standard is maintained, it should then take its place alongside the complete surveys of Howard Shelley (Hyperion) and Vladimir Ashkenazy (Decca).”

Music Web International Roy Westbrook

“unashamedly Romantic, with a wonderfully fluid conception of tempo and expressive nuance…”, “a barnstorming performance, providing one of many examples of Pizarro’s dazzling finger dexterity… There is a great deal to enjoy here, particularly given Odradek’s outstandingly vivid recorded sound.”
BBC Music Magazine Erik Levi
March 2015

“Pizarro is more concerned with, and highly successful in, finding the underlying poetry and expressive range in all of this music. The result is a group of performances of no little musical distinction, which will surely cause some listeners to re-evaluate their approach to this great composer’s work.”
International Record Review Robert Matthew-Walker
January 2015

“much to relish and look forward to.”

Gramophone Jeremy Nicholas
January 2015

Booklet in English, German and Japanese.
Program notes by Peter Avis.

Reviews

“This third volume maintains the high standards of playing and recording found in volumes one and two… Odradek’s complete survey [is] the fullest of all… comprehensive, beautifully recorded, and very consistent in approach, with virtuosity aplenty but always in the service of a serious vision of what this great composer has to tell us.”
MusicWeb International - Roy Westbrook / March 2016

“As an overall view of the Rachmaninov piano music, this should be your first choice… Pizarro is a master musician with enough technical power to make the music dance from score.”
Pianist Magazine / May 2016

“Pizarro conjures up some marvellously rich sonorities in the slow-tempo third of the Études-tableaux, and elsewhere in this particular set, approaches the elaborate multi-voiced textures with a level of refinement and subtlety that places the music closer than usual to Debussy and Ravel…”
Performance – 4 Stars
Recording – 5 Stars
BBC Music Magazine - Erik Levi / November 2016

01 – Suite in D minor – I. Lento – Allegro moderato // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  1. 01 – Suite in D minor – I. Lento – Allegro moderato // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  2. 02 – Suite in D minor – II. Lento // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  3. 03 – Piano Sonata No.1 Op.28 – III. Allegro molto // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  4. 04 – Etudes-tableaux Op.33 – I. Allegro non troppo (F minor) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  5. 05 – The Star Spangled Banner // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  6. 06 – Hopak // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  7. 07 – Daisies // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  8. 08 – Lilacs // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  9. 09 – Lullaby // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  10. 10 – The Flight of the Bumble Bee // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  11. 11 – Suite from Partita in E major – I. Prelude // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  12. 12 – Suite from Partita in E major – II. Gavotte // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  13. 13 – Suite from Partita in E major – III. Gigue // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  14. 14 – Wohin // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  15. 15 – Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  16. 16 – Menuet from L’Arlesienne Suite No.1 // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  17. 17 – Polka de V.R. // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  18. 18 – Liebesleid // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  19. 19 – Liebesfreud // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  20. 01 – Piano Sonata No.1 Op.28 – I. Allegro moderato // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  21. 02 – Piano Sonata No.1 Op.28 – II. Lento // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  22. 03 – Piano Sonata No.1 Op.28 – III. Allegro molto // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  23. 04 – Etudes-tableaux Op.33 – I. Allegro non troppo (F minor) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  24. 05 – Etudes-tableaux Op.33 – II. Allegro (C major) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  25. 06 – Etudes-tableaux Op.33 – III. Grave (C minor) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  26. 07 – Etudes-tableaux Op.33 – IV. Moderato (D minor) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  27. 08 – Etudes-tableaux Op.33 – V. Non Allegro – Presto (E flat minor) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  28. 09 – Etudes-tableaux Op.33 – VI. Allegro con fuoco (E flat major) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  29. 10 – Etudes-tableaux Op.33 – VII. Moderato (G minor) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  30. 11 – Etudes-tableaux Op.33 – VIII. Grave (C sharp minor)

    Disc 3 // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  31. 01 – 4 Pieces – I. Romance // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  32. 02 – 4 Pieces – II. Prelude // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  33. 03 – 4 Pieces – III. Melodie // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  34. 04 – 4 Pieces – IV. Gavotte // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  35. 05 – Fughetta // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  36. 06 – Prelude in F major // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  37. 07 – Fugue in D minor // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  38. 08 – Morceau de Fantaisie Delmo // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  39. 09 – Song without words in D minor // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  40. 10 – 3 Nocturnes – I. F sharp minor // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  41. 11 – 3 Nocturnes – II. F major // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  42. 12 – 3 Nocturnes – III. C minor // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  43. 13 – Canon in E minor // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  44. 14 – 4 Improvisations – I. Moderato (E minor) Anton Arensky // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  45. 15 – 4 Improvisations – II. Allegretto (C major) Alexander Glazunov // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  46. 16 – 4 Improvisations – Allegro scherzando (B-flat minor) Sergei Rachmaninoff // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  47. 17 – 4 Improvisations – IV. Largo (F minor) Sergei Taneyev // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  48. 18 – Prelude in D minor Op. posth. // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  49. 19 – Fragments // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3
  50. 20 – Oriental Sketch // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.3