℗ 2005 BIS Records
Duration 1h 02m 22s
Record Label BIS
Catalogue No. BIS-SACD-1518
Release Date September 1, 2005
Genre Classical

Rachmaninov: Variations On A Theme of Chopin - Piano Sonata No. 2

Yevgeny Sudbin

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Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22  
Theme - Var. 1-10
Sergei Rachmaninoff; Yevgeny Sudbin
Var. 11, 13-18
Sergei Rachmaninoff; Yevgeny Sudbin
Var. 19-22
Sergei Rachmaninoff; Yevgeny Sudbin
12 Songs, Op. 21 (version for Piano)  
Siren' (Lilacs), Op. 21, No. 5
Sergei Rachmaninoff; Yevgeny Sudbin
6 Songs, Op. 38 (version for Piano)  
Margaritki (Daisies), Op. 38, No. 3
Sergei Rachmaninoff; Yevgeny Sudbin
Piano Sonata No. 2 in B Flat Minor, Op. 36 (arr. by V. Horowitz for Piano)  
I. Allegro agitato
Vladimir Horowitz; Sergei Rachmaninoff; Yevgeny Sudbin
II. Non allegro - Lento
Vladimir Horowitz; Sergei Rachmaninoff; Yevgeny Sudbin
III. L'istesso tempo - Allegro molto
Vladimir Horowitz; Sergei Rachmaninoff; Yevgeny Sudbin
3 Old Viennese Dances  
Liebesleid (trans. by S. Rachmaninov)
Sergei Rachmaninoff; Yevgeny Sudbin
Kreisler - Liebesfreud  
Liebesfreud (trans. by S. Rachmaninov)
Sergei Rachmaninoff; Yevgeny Sudbin
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Duration    1h 02m 22s
“From beginning to end, we are in the presence here of a major, world-class artist – a fearless technician with an all-encompassing command of his instrument; a musical dramatist of exceptional acumen and sophistication; a poet who moves seamlessly between unbridled rhetoric and extreme intimacy; a stylist who catches the particular spirit of everything he plays.” - Piano Magazine “In the case of the very expansive Chopin Variations… Sudbin makes a persuasive case for this unjustly neglected work, demonstrating not only breathtaking technical control throughout, but also a capacity to extract the most wide-ranging character and textural variety from the music he plays here. Similar qualities abound in a tremendously riveting account of the revised version of the Second Sonata... an extraordinary disc by anyone's standard.” - BBC Music Magazine “Yevgeny Sudbin's inquiring mind, unflappable fingers, and huge heart mesh with extraordinary concentration and intensity, resulting in some of the most carefully thought-through, powerfully projected, and fastidiously executed Rachmaninov interpretations I've ever heard.” - ClassicsToday.com Renowned Russian pianist Yevgeny Sudbin presents a delicate range of solo piano works by Rachmaninov on this universally praised release from BIS. Containing the Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22 and the great Horowitz's version of the Piano Sonata No. 2 in B Flat Minor, Op. 36 these works show Sudbin at his finest.
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