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Kazhlaev: Piano Music: Romantic Sonatina - Dagestan Album - Six Preludes - Picture Pieces

Chisato Kusunoki

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Romantic Sonatina  
1.1
I. Allegro non troppo
Murad Kazhlaev; Chisato Kusunoki
5:46
1.2
II. Andante sostenuto, rubato, espressivo, quasi improvvisato
Murad Kazhlaev; Chisato Kusunoki
4:39
1.3
III. Presto con brio
Murad Kazhlaev; Chisato Kusunoki
3:14
Dagestan Album  
1.4
On Themes of Avarian and Lak Songs: No. 1. Adagio maestoso, rubato - No. 2. Allegro con brio, ritmico
Murad Kazhlaev; Chisato Kusunoki
3:42
1.5
On Themes of Lak Songs: No. 3. Andantino - No. 4. Moderato, ritmico
Murad Kazhlaev; Chisato Kusunoki
4:46
1.6
On Themes of Dargin Songs: No. 5. Andante cantabile, rubato - No. 6. Allegretto
Murad Kazhlaev; Chisato Kusunoki
3:20
1.7
On Themes of Lezgin Songs: No. 7. Andante cantabile - No. 8. Andantino cantabile, rubato
Murad Kazhlaev; Chisato Kusunoki
3:59
1.8
On Themes of Kumyk Songs: No. 9. Allegro, ritmico - No. 10. Andante espressivo
Murad Kazhlaev; Chisato Kusunoki
3:49
Six Preludes  
1.9
No. 1. Adagio cantabile
Murad Kazhlaev; Chisato Kusunoki
3:23
1.10
No. 2. Andante cantabile
Murad Kazhlaev; Chisato Kusunoki
1:21
1.11
No. 3. Presto
Murad Kazhlaev; Chisato Kusunoki
0:52
1.12
No. 4. Creation. Andante cantabile
Murad Kazhlaev; Chisato Kusunoki
2:45
1.13
No. 5. Cry. Andante espressivo, con moto
Murad Kazhlaev; Chisato Kusunoki
3:30
1.14
No. 6. Protest. Presto
Murad Kazhlaev; Chisato Kusunoki
1:50
Picture Pieces  
1.15
No. 1. Sunrise
Murad Kazhlaev; Chisato Kusunoki
2:55
1.16
No. 2. Welcome Overture
Murad Kazhlaev; Chisato Kusunoki
2:58
1.17
No. 3. Favourite Melody
Murad Kazhlaev; Chisato Kusunoki
2:24
1.18
No. 4. Students' Waltz
Murad Kazhlaev; Chisato Kusunoki
2:00
1.19
No. 5. Young Girls
Murad Kazhlaev; Chisato Kusunoki
2:38
1.20
No. 6. Silent Film
Murad Kazhlaev; Chisato Kusunoki
2:44
1.21
No. 7. Sad Farewell
Murad Kazhlaev; Chisato Kusunoki
2:31
1.22
No. 8. As in the Old Days
Murad Kazhlaev; Chisato Kusunoki
1:58
1.23
No. 9. Way to the Sun
Murad Kazhlaev; Chisato Kusunoki
3:07
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    70:11
This recording charts a two-decade period in the musical life of the eminent Dagestani composer, teacher and conductor Murad Kazhlaev. German-born pianist Chisato Kusunoki highlights Kazhlaev's idiomatic flair writing for his own instrument, the piano, from the early Romantic Sonatina to the beautiful folk themes that make up the Dagestan Album. Expressive beauty permeates the Six Preludes while his nonchalant wit appears in Picture Pieces, receiving its world premiere here. "My encounter with the music of Murad Kazhlaev and subsequently the composer himself have been life changing ... my love of his music and our friendship continues to deepen and in my opinion, he is one of the greatest surviving composers of the Soviet tradition not yet widely known in the West ... his sincere, generous and humane soul are the essence of all his music ... I chose these repertoires of varied styles which demonstrate his passion for native Caucasus culture, jazz, popular and film music ... I hope very much that the music on this CD will enlighten listeners’ souls as they did for me." - Chisato Kusunoki
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Recording dates: October 28 - 30, 2014 Recording venue: Wyastone Concert Hall, Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, UK Publishers: Contemporary Music, Moscow Producers: Michael Ponder and David Hackbridge Johnson Recording engineer: Michael Ponder Editing engineer: Jennifer Howells Piano technician: Phil Kennedy Piano: Steinway & Sons, New York, Model D English booklet notes: Ateş Orga German booklet notes (except for composer biography): Cris Posslac Composer photograph: family archive Artist photograph: François Rocquemont Cover art: Tony Price, Steppe

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