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Yuko Batik

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Piano Sonata No. 14 in C Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight"  
1
I. Adagio sostenuto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Yuko Batik
6:35
2
II. Allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Yuko Batik
2:21
3
III. Presto agitato
Ludwig van Beethoven; Yuko Batik
7:39
Années de pèlerinage, 2nd year, Italy, S161/R10b:  
4
No. 7. Apreès une lecture du Dante
Franz Liszt; Yuko Batik
19:21
Pictures at an Exhibition  
5
Promenade
Modest Mussorgsky; Yuko Batik
1:48
6
I. The Gnome
Modest Mussorgsky; Yuko Batik
2:54
7
Promenade
Modest Mussorgsky; Yuko Batik
1:09
8
II. The Old Castle
Modest Mussorgsky; Yuko Batik
4:49
9
Promenade
Modest Mussorgsky; Yuko Batik
0:35
10
III. Tuileries. Dispute between Children at Play
Modest Mussorgsky; Yuko Batik
1:07
11
IV. Cattle
Modest Mussorgsky; Yuko Batik
3:20
12
Promenade
Modest Mussorgsky; Yuko Batik
0:59
13
V. The Ballet of Unhatched Chicks in their Shells
Modest Mussorgsky; Yuko Batik
1:08
14
VI. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuÿle
Modest Mussorgsky; Yuko Batik
2:37
15
Promenade
Modest Mussorgsky; Yuko Batik
1:44
16
VII. The Market at Limoges
Modest Mussorgsky; Yuko Batik
1:27
17
VIII. Catacombae (Sepulcrum romanum) -
Modest Mussorgsky; Yuko Batik
1:55
18
VIII. With the Dead in a Dead Language
Modest Mussorgsky; Yuko Batik
2:58
19
IX. The Hut on Fowl's Legs (Baba-Yaga)
Modest Mussorgsky; Yuko Batik
3:16
20
X. The Great Gate of Kiev
Modest Mussorgsky; Yuko Batik
5:44
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    73:26
Japanese pianist Yuko Batik explores human imagination and fantasy on this recording featuring works by Mussorgsky, Liszt and Beethoven. One of the most important and formative examples of programmatic music, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition conveys the sights that would befall a visitor at an art gallery. The techniques required to play this work on a single instrument display Batik’s virtuosity: many composers adapted the original piano part for larger ensembles; however, the work in its original form is all the more impressive because the varied sounds and moods are achieved by the solo piano. Liszt's Dante Sonata is drawn from the composer's own reading of the Divine Comedy by Italian poet Dante Alighieri, while Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata got its poetic sobriquet only after his death.
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