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Tchaikovsky, P.I.: Grand Sonata and The Seasons


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Nikolai Lugansky dedicated several solo recordings to Russian composers. Especially, his Rachmaninov Sonatas album released in 2013 got a huge success in a few months. Yet, this new recording is Nikolai Lugansky's first Tchaikovsky recital on record. Though less well-known than his operas or his orchestral compositions, Tchaikovsky's piano music nonetheless contains essential works of his, such as teh cycle The Seasons and the Grand Sonata. Composed at a period of crisis in the composer's personal life, they illustrate two quite different aspects of his style: on the one hand we have the fasnioable worldliness of The Seasons, pieces that almost belong to the genre of salon music; on the other hand, we see him ambitiously grappling with the classical sonata, in the tradition of his illustrious predecessors - Liszt, Schumann, Chopin. For Nikolai Lugansky, ''one of the most trailblazing performers of our time'' as for Gramophone, this recording is like ''having a new encounter with Tchaikovsky, almost like falling in love with someone new...''
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Item number AM215
Barcode 822186002155
Release date 6/16/2017
Category Classical Music
Label NAÏVE
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 1
Performers
Classical Artist Lugansky, Nikolai
Disc: 1
Grand Sonata in G Major, Op. 37, TH 13900:00:00
1 I. Moderato e risoluto 00:14:55 Lugansky, Nikolai
2 II. Andante non troppo quasi moderato 00:10:14 Lugansky, Nikolai
3 III. Scherzo: Allegro giocoso 00:03:02 Lugansky, Nikolai
4 IV. Finale: Allegro vivace 00:06:59 Lugansky, Nikolai
The Seasons, Op. 37a, TH 13500:13:26
5 I. January: By the Fireside 00:05:53 Lugansky, Nikolai
6 II. February: Carnival 00:02:56 Lugansky, Nikolai
7 III. March: Song of the Lark 00:02:37 Lugansky, Nikolai
8 IV. April: Snowdrop 00:02:52 Lugansky, Nikolai
9 V. May: May Nights 00:04:56 Lugansky, Nikolai
10 VI. June: Barcarolle 00:04:59 Lugansky, Nikolai
11 VII. July: Song of the Reaper 00:01:51 Lugansky, Nikolai
12 VIII. August: The Harvest 00:03:39 Lugansky, Nikolai
13 IX. September: The Hunt 00:02:52 Lugansky, Nikolai
14 X. October: Autumn Song 00:05:36 Lugansky, Nikolai
15 XI. November: Troika 00:03:19 Lugansky, Nikolai
16 XII. December: Christmas 00:04:47 Lugansky, Nikolai
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