In April of this year, I shared with you my reactions when I heard Russian pianist Arcadi Volodos play the music of Johannes Brahms on a Sony recording. He played some of my great favorites, including the three Intermezzos Opus 117, which I had used as introduction music for my radio show.
One of my readers commented last night about his own great enjoyment of Mr. Volodos’ fine playing.
So, today I bring you more music as performed by Arcadi Volodos, from his concert in Vienna several years ago:
Mr. Volodos performs the following music:
Sicilienne (after Vivaldi) (Encore) Bach
Lullaby in a Storm (Encore) Tchaikovsky / Volodos
Après une lecture du Dante, fantasia quasi sonata (Années de pèlerinage II, S. 161 No. 7)
Valses nobles et sentimentales
Waldszenen, Op. 82
Prelude, Op. 37 No. 1 in B flat minor
Prelude, Op. 11 No. 16 in B flat minor
Danse languide, Op. 51 No. 4
Guirlandes, Op. 73 No. 1
Piano Sonata No. 7, Op. 64 ‘White Mass’
Feuillet d’album, Op. 45 No. 1 (Encore)
All performed by Arcadi Volodos (piano)
Since his debut recording released in 1997, Arcadi Volodos continues to be celebrated as a keyboard genius, and is without a doubt one of today’s most outstanding and internationally interesting pianists. His unlimited virtuosity along with his unique sense of timing, colour and poetry made him a romantic narrator of intensive stories.
Several years ago, Volodos played at the Musikverein in Vienna, and subsequently toured the Vienna concert program in several German cities.
The BBC Music magazine wrote:
“The performance is an awesome display of keyboard command…The recorded sound does gorgeous justice both to the playing itself, and to the surrounding Vienna Musikvereinsaal acoustic.”
Here is the video of the concert from Vienna!