Vadym Kholodenko plays Rachmaninoff transcriptions.
I attended a concert by Vadym Kholodenko in Carmel, California, shortly after he won the gold medal at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano competition. Indeed, here was yet another Russian-born pianist seemingly ready to make his mark at major international concert halls.
For this CD, he chose a set of relatively uncommon pieces from two of Russian music’s “golden-age” composer-pianists: Nine of Sergei Rachmaninov’s thirteen intriguing piano transcriptions, plus Nikolai Medtner’s brilliant, but unjustly neglected “Night Wind” Sonata in E minor, considered his supreme masterpiece.
Here is the track listing:
Bach, J. S.
- Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E major, BWV1006: Preludio
- Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E, BWV1006: Gavotte
- Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E, BWV1006: Gigue
- Sonata in E minor, Op. 25 No. 2 ‘Night Wind’
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Scherzo
- Wohin? (No. 2 from Die schöne Müllerin, D795)
- Lullaby, Op. 16 No. 1
Performed by Vadym Kholodenko (piano)
Here is Vadym Kholodenko in the beautiful Bach / Solti Prelude in B minor:
And next, here he is in the Medtner Sonate op. 25 no. 2 “Night Wind”:
And let me end with a selection from the Cliburn 2013 Final Round Concerto – the Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3, as performed by Vadym Kholodenko.
Tags: Vadym Kholodenko, Bach, Rachmaninov, transcriptions