Posted: Sunday | 03.04.12
I listened to Vasily Primakov perform the music of Chopin today. And wow… I liked what I heard! He was playing the Ballade #1 of Chopin, and I enjoyed the emotion he conveyed in this amazing music.
For me, Mr. Primakov showed wonderful expressiveness, excellent technical strength and accuracy, and also an ability to let the silences enhance the drama of the music.
On this CD, we get the genius of Schubert, and a variety of selections, as follows:
1. 14 Waltzes -Suite compiled by Vassily Primakov
2. Impromptu No. 1 in F minor – Allegro moderato, D. 935, Op. 142, No. 1
3. 13 Ländler -Suite compiled by Vera Gornostaeva
4. Impromptu No. 1 in C minor – Allegro moderato, D. 899, Op. 90, No. 1
5. Impromptu No. 2 in E flat Major – Allegro, D. 899, Op. 90, No. 2
6. Impromptu No. 3 in G flat Major – Andante, D. 899, Op. 90, No. 3
7. Impromptu No. 4 in A flat Major – Allegretto, D. 899, Op. 90, No. 4
8. 12 Waltzes -Suite compiled by Vera Gornostaeva
9. Impromptu No. 2 in A flat Major – Allegretto, D. 935, Op. 142, No. 2
These compositions bring us are contrasting textures and a variety of moods and emotions. We hear Schubert’s typical sparkle, and the beauty of the Schubert song.
Several major works are included,as well. Vasily Primakov has chosen to record the first two of the D. 935 (Opus 142) piano impromptus. And he gives us a complete set of the D. 899 (Opus 90) impromptus.
Here is the music of Chopin that I heard earlier today, which I enjoyed so much:
Vassily Primakov plays Ballade No. 1 by Fryderyk Chopin
Now here is Vassily Primakov playing the Brahms Intermezzo No. 1 in E-Flat Major; wonderful interpretation!
Tags: Vasily Primakov, pianist, Schubert, Brahms, Chopin