Boris Bloch

Boris Bloch

I am just getting familiar with Russian pianist, Boris Bloch. I like what I hear. He seems to be an excellent pianist from the famous “Russian School”.

On this CD, he gives us the music of Chopin; fortunately there are selections besides Mazurkas. For me, an entire CD of nothing but Mazurkas gets a bit old… Below are some videos of Mr. Bloch performing Schubert and Bach. Scroll to the bottom and please give me your own opinion of his playing.

Selections on this CD are:

Chopin: Piano Works Vol. 3


Mazurka No. 11 in E minor, Op. 17 No. 2
Mazurka No. 12 in A flat major, Op.17 No.3
Mazurka No. 13 in A minor, Op. 17 No. 4
Mazurka No. 15 in C major, Op. 24 No. 2
Mazurka No. 17 in B flat minor, Op. 24 No. 4
Mazurka No. 20 in D flat major, Op. 30 No. 3
Polonaise No. 3 in A major, Op. 40 No. 1 ‘Military’
Nocturne No. 14 in F sharp minor, Op. 48 No. 2
Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20
Impromptu No. 2 in F sharp major, Op. 36
Étude Op. 10 No. 5 in G flat major ‘Black Key’
Waltz No. 5 in A flat major, Op. 42
Waltz No. 6 in D flat major, Op. 64 No. 1 ‘Minute Waltz’
Andante spianato & Grande Polonaise, Op. 22

Performed by Boris Bloch (piano)

Here is the wonderful music of Schubert (transcribed by Liszt), “Gretchen am Spinnrade”, performed by Boris Bloch


and now I have for you the music of Bach: Fantasie in C-Minor BWV 906, as performed by Boris Bloch


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