℗ 2019 Chandos
 

Tchaikovsky Plus One, Vol. 2

Barry Douglas

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Grand Sonata in G Major, Op. 37, TH 139  
1.1
I. Moderato e risoluto
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Barry Douglas
12:42
1.2
II. Andante non troppo quasi moderato
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Barry Douglas
9:04
1.3
III. Scherzo. Allegro giocoso
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Barry Douglas
3:03
1.4
IV. Finale. Allegro vivace
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Barry Douglas
6:34
18 Pieces, Op. 72, TH 151  
1.5
No. 5, Méditation. Andante mosso
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Barry Douglas
5:30
6 Moments musicaux, Op. 16  
1.6
No. 1, Andantino
Sergei Rachmaninoff; Barry Douglas
7:15
1.7
No. 2, Allegretto
Sergei Rachmaninoff; Barry Douglas
3:46
1.8
No. 3, Andante cantabile
Sergei Rachmaninoff; Barry Douglas
7:10
1.9
No. 4, Presto
Sergei Rachmaninoff; Barry Douglas
3:03
1.10
No. 5, Adagio sostenuto
Sergei Rachmaninoff; Barry Douglas
3:35
1.11
No. 6, Maestoso
Sergei Rachmaninoff; Barry Douglas
5:00
Total Playing Time    66:42
Two of the most popular romantic Russian piano works from the mid-1870s are heard on this new album from the celebrated Barry Douglas. Lyricism lies at the heart of the twelve movements of Tchaikovsky’s "The Seasons" (1875-76), commissioned by the periodical Nouvelliste to appear monthly, accompanied by poetic epigraphs. Tchaikovsky got his servant to remind him of his duty on a certain day in the month, and composed each piece in a single sitting. Each reflects characteristics of a different month, the style is simple, the mood introspective. While the poetic aspect of "The Seasons" was prompted by the individual musical contributions, "Pictures at an Exhibition" (1874) was provoked by a visit which Mussorgsky made to an exhibition of sketches and paintings by his late friend Viktor Hartmann. The technically demanding memorial, a popular genre in Russian romanticism, is here played thoughtfully and sympathetically by Barry Douglas.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

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