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Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1

Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1

Genre : Classical
Catalogue: ODRCD315
UPC: 855317003158
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  1. 01 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Theme
  2. 02 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Variation 1 (Poco più mosso)
  3. 03 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Variation 2 (L’istesso tempo)
  4. 04 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Variation 3 (Tempo di Menuetto)
  5. 05 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Variation 4 (Andante)
  6. 06 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Variation 5 (Allegro)
  7. 07 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Variation 6 (L’istesso tempo)
  8. 08 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Variation 7 (Vivace)
  9. 09 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Variation 8 (Adagio misterioso)
  10. 10 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Variation 9 (Un poco più mosso)
  11. 11 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Variation 10 (Allegro scherzando)
  12. 12 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Variation 11 (Allegro vivace)
  13. 13 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Variation 12 (L’istesso tempo)
  14. 14 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Variation 13 (Agitato)
  15. 15 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Intermezzo (A tempo rubato)
  16. 16 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Variation 14 (Andante)
  17. 17 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Variation 15 (L’istesso tempo)
  18. 18 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Variation 16 (Allegro vivace)
  19. 19 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Variation 17 (Meno mosso)
  20. 20 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Variation 18 (Allegro con brio)
  21. 21 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Variation 19 (Più mosso. Agitato)
  22. 22 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Variation 20 (Più mosso)
  23. 23 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Coda (Andante)
  24. 24 Piano Sonata No.2 Op.36 (1931 version) – I. Allegro agitato
  25. 25 Piano Sonata No.2 Op.36 (1931 version) – II. Non allegro
  26. 26 Piano Sonata No.2 Op.36 (1931 version) – III. Allegro molto
  27. 27 6 Moments musicaux Op.16 – I. Andantino (B flat minor)
  28. 28 6 Moments musicaux Op.16 – II. Allegretto (E flat minor)
  29. 29 6 Moments musicaux Op.16 – III. Andante cantabile (B minor)
  30. 30 6 Moments musicaux Op.16 – IV. Presto (E minor)
  31. 31 6 Moments musicaux Op.16 – V. Adagio sostenuto (D flat major)
  32. 32 6 Moments musicaux Op.16 – VI. Maestoso (C major)

    DISC 2
  33. 01 7 Morceaux de Salon Op.10 – I. Nocturne
  34. 02 7 Morceaux de Salon Op.10 – II. Valse
  35. 03 7 Morceaux de Salon Op.10 – III. Barcarolle
  36. 04 7 Morceaux de Salon Op.10 – IV. Mélodie
  37. 05 7 Morceaux de Salon Op.10 – V. Humoresque
  38. 06 7 Morceaux de Salon Op.10 – VI. Romance
  39. 07 7 Morceaux de Salon Op.10 – VII. Mazurka
  40. 08 9 Études-tableaux Op.39 – I. Allegro agitato (C minor)
  41. 09 9 Études-tableaux Op.39 – II. Lento assai (A minor)
  42. 10 9 Études-tableaux Op.39 – III. Allegro molto (F sharp minor)
  43. 11 9 Études-tableaux Op.39 – IV. Allegro assai (B minor)
  44. 12 9 Études-tableaux Op.39 – V. Appassionato (E flat minor)
  45. 13 9 Études-tableaux Op.39 – VI. Allegro (A minor)
  46. 14 9 Études-tableaux Op.39 – VII. Lento lugubre (C minor)
  47. 15 9 Études-tableaux Op.39 – VIII. Allegro moderato (D minor)
  48. 16 9 Études-tableaux Op.39 – IX. Tempo di marcia (D major)

ARTHUR PIZARRO – RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1

Variations on a Theme of Corelli , Op.42 | Piano Sonata No.2, Op.36 | 6 Moments Musicaux, Op.16 | 7 Morceaux de Salon, Op. 10 | 9 Études-tableaux, Op.39

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

“Pizarro produces a gorgeous tone… and the 20 brief variations are as lovely as I’ve heard… This is superbly done… much to relish and look forward to.”
Gramophone - Jeremy Nicholas / January 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

“The playing is powerful, but always sonorous and thoughtful.”
The Sunday Times - Stephen Pettitt / 30 November 2015

One of The Independent on Sunday ALBUMS OF THE YEAR
“Artur Pizarro set about the complete Rachmaninov piano works with the first of seven discs.”
The Independent on Sunday - Claudia Pritchard / December 2014

5 Stars – International Piano Choice
“Pizarro offers a real alternative in modern sound to the favourites, perhaps, of Ashkenazy or Lympany… The result is a polished, poetic edifice. Fascinating.”
International Piano - Colin Clarke / July-August 2015

“Played with dynamism, this promises to be a great series.”
The Northern Echo - Gavin Engelbrecht / 2 January 2015

FOUR STARS
“For Pizarro this is obviously a labour of love, and he’s a passionate… guide to this music.”
The Guardian - Andrew Clements / 30 October 2014

“… he has great command of the sonata’s challenges, and a heaven-storming romantic way with the music… superbly played… you might well want to collect the whole series.”
MusicWeb International - Roy Westbrook

FIVE STARS
“Artur Pizarro’s achievement will definitely find a proud place among the most thrilling, satisfying and distinguished performances of this sublime, unique repertoire.”
Amazon Customer Review - S. Mitchell / 7 January 2015

FIVE STARS
“These are romantic and beautiful performances. There is virtuosity when needed aplenty, but Pizarro’s Rachmaninov is so much more than that.”
Amazon Customer Review - Matthew Jackson / November 2014

01 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Theme // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  1. 01 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Theme // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  2. 02 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Variation 1 (Poco più mosso) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  3. 03 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Variation 2 (L’istesso tempo) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  4. 04 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Variation 3 (Tempo di Menuetto) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  5. 05 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Variation 4 (Andante) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  6. 06 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Variation 5 (Allegro) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  7. 07 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Variation 6 (L’istesso tempo) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  8. 08 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Variation 7 (Vivace) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  9. 09 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Variation 8 (Adagio misterioso) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  10. 10 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Variation 9 (Un poco più mosso) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  11. 11 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Variation 10 (Allegro scherzando) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  12. 12 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Variation 11 (Allegro vivace) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  13. 13 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Variation 12 (L’istesso tempo) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  14. 14 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Variation 13 (Agitato) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  15. 15 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Intermezzo (A tempo rubato) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  16. 16 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Variation 14 (Andante) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  17. 17 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Variation 15 (L’istesso tempo) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  18. 18 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Variation 16 (Allegro vivace) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  19. 19 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Variation 17 (Meno mosso) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  20. 20 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Variation 18 (Allegro con brio) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  21. 21 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Variation 19 (Più mosso. Agitato) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  22. 22 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Variation 20 (Più mosso) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  23. 23 Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 – Coda (Andante) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  24. 24 Piano Sonata No.2 Op.36 (1931 version) – I. Allegro agitato // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  25. 25 Piano Sonata No.2 Op.36 (1931 version) – II. Non allegro // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  26. 26 Piano Sonata No.2 Op.36 (1931 version) – III. Allegro molto // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  27. 27 6 Moments musicaux Op.16 – I. Andantino (B flat minor) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  28. 28 6 Moments musicaux Op.16 – II. Allegretto (E flat minor) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  29. 29 6 Moments musicaux Op.16 – III. Andante cantabile (B minor) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  30. 30 6 Moments musicaux Op.16 – IV. Presto (E minor) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  31. 31 6 Moments musicaux Op.16 – V. Adagio sostenuto (D flat major) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  32. 32 6 Moments musicaux Op.16 – VI. Maestoso (C major)

    DISC 2 // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  33. 01 7 Morceaux de Salon Op.10 – I. Nocturne // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  34. 02 7 Morceaux de Salon Op.10 – II. Valse // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  35. 03 7 Morceaux de Salon Op.10 – III. Barcarolle // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  36. 04 7 Morceaux de Salon Op.10 – IV. Mélodie // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  37. 05 7 Morceaux de Salon Op.10 – V. Humoresque // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  38. 06 7 Morceaux de Salon Op.10 – VI. Romance // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  39. 07 7 Morceaux de Salon Op.10 – VII. Mazurka // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  40. 08 9 Études-tableaux Op.39 – I. Allegro agitato (C minor) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  41. 09 9 Études-tableaux Op.39 – II. Lento assai (A minor) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  42. 10 9 Études-tableaux Op.39 – III. Allegro molto (F sharp minor) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  43. 11 9 Études-tableaux Op.39 – IV. Allegro assai (B minor) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  44. 12 9 Études-tableaux Op.39 – V. Appassionato (E flat minor) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  45. 13 9 Études-tableaux Op.39 – VI. Allegro (A minor) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  46. 14 9 Études-tableaux Op.39 – VII. Lento lugubre (C minor) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  47. 15 9 Études-tableaux Op.39 – VIII. Allegro moderato (D minor) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1
  48. 16 9 Études-tableaux Op.39 – IX. Tempo di marcia (D major) // Arthur Pizarro - RACHMANINOV: Complete Piano Works, Vol.1