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Four Pianos, Four Pieces

Alexander Melnikov

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Fantasie in C Major, D. 760  
1
I. Allegro con fuoco ma non troppo
Franz Schubert; Alexander Melnikov
5:41
2
II. Adagio
Franz Schubert; Alexander Melnikov
6:01
3
III. Presto
Franz Schubert; Alexander Melnikov
4:34
4
IV. Allegro
Franz Schubert; Alexander Melnikov
3:44
Etudes, Op. 10  
5
1. Etude in C Major
Frederic Chopin; Alexander Melnikov
1:49
6
2. Etude in A Minor
Frederic Chopin; Alexander Melnikov
1:23
7
3. Etude in E Major
Frederic Chopin; Alexander Melnikov
3:11
8
4. Etude in C Sharp Minor
Frederic Chopin; Alexander Melnikov
1:55
9
5. Etude in G-Flat Major
Frederic Chopin; Alexander Melnikov
1:40
10
6. Etude in E-Flat Minor
Frederic Chopin; Alexander Melnikov
2:42
11
7. Etude in C Major
Frederic Chopin; Alexander Melnikov
1:33
12
8. Etude in F Major
Frederic Chopin; Alexander Melnikov
2:20
13
9. Etude in F Minor
Frederic Chopin; Alexander Melnikov
1:53
14
10. Etude in A-Flat major
Frederic Chopin; Alexander Melnikov
2:11
15
11. Etude in E-Flat Major
Frederic Chopin; Alexander Melnikov
2:19
16
12. Etude in C Minor
Frederic Chopin; Alexander Melnikov
2:36
Réminiscences de Don Juan, S. 418  
17
I. Grave
Franz Liszt; Alexander Melnikov
4:31
18
II. Duetto. Andantino
Franz Liszt; Alexander Melnikov
3:05
19
III. Variazione 1
Franz Liszt; Alexander Melnikov
3:36
20
IV. Variazione 2. Tempo giusto
Franz Liszt; Alexander Melnikov
3:41
21
V. Quasi Presto. Tempo deciso
Franz Liszt; Alexander Melnikov
3:16
Trois mouvements de Petrouchka  
22
I. Danse russe
Igor Stravinsky; Alexander Melnikov
2:37
23
II. Chez Pétrouchka
Igor Stravinsky; Alexander Melnikov
4:34
24
III. La Semaine grasse
Igor Stravinsky; Alexander Melnikov
8:26
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    79:18
"Mr. Melnikov brings out the searching, quizzical qualities in the music, as the chords veer to unexpected harmonies and sometimes turn diffuse."
- The new York Times

"Russian Alexander Melnikov makes you wonder why these works are considered monotonous or didactic. In his virtuosic hands, each one glints."
- Fiona Maddocks, The Guardian

Acclaimed pianist Alexander Melnikov pays tribute to four monumental pieces in piano solo repertoire from Chopin, Liszt, Schubert, and Stravinsky in his album Four pianos, Four Pieces. The purpose of this album is to perform these works on the historically correct piano for each musical era. Listeners can hear the difference of these pianos because of the unique color and timbre each piano brings.
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