Amazing Arcadi

Arcadi Volodos

This recording documents a terrific concert by Mr. Volodos, with music by Scriabin, Ravel, Schumann, and Liszt

This is a 2-CD album, released in March, 2011. The venue is the great hall of friends of music in Vienna, Austria. (I’ve been there a few times many years ago, and I’d like to be back one more time, some day, soon…)

In the music by Scriabin, especially the wonderful Prelude, Op. 37/1, and the encore (Feuillet d’ Album, Op. 45/1), Mr. Volodos plays with the most amazing expression. His Liszt features the stunning power for which Volodos is known. And with Schumann he is always comfortable, giving us a lyrical interpretation of the “Waldszenen” that is thoroughly in keeping with the spirit of a composer who was as competent writing for the human voice as for the piano. I liked his playing of Ravel, as well

Here are 23 minutes from this concert in Vienna



And here is a video of Sergei Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, op.18 with Arcadi Volodos, and Riccardo Chailly conducting the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra



Tags: Arcadi Volodos, concert in Vienna, Ravel, Liszt, Schumann, Scriabin

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