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Romeo and Juliet - Tchaikovsky on the Piano

Catalogue numberBIS-2198 SACD
Release date2023-02-03
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time73:58

In his liner notes, Yevgeny Sudbin remembers falling in love with Tchaikovsky’s music when he was introduced to classical music. On this album, the pianist presents a collection of piano pieces and arrangements for piano, solo and four hands, of orchestral works by the great Russian composer, preceding it with a curtain raiser much-loved by Tchaikovsky himself: Mikhail Glinka's Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila. The piano pieces selected by Sudbin spans some twenty years of Tchaikovsky's career and takes in the ever-popular Barcarolle (June) and Troika (November) from The Seasons as well as three pieces from the composer's last work for piano, the 18 Pieces, Op. 72. To these are added two waltzes from The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty, here performed in four-hand piano arrangements with Sudbin's 12-year-old daughter Bella playing the ‘primo’ part.

The pièce de resistance of this album, however, is Sudbin's arrangement of the famous overture-fantasy Romeo and Juliet in which the composer, according to Sudbin, ‘lays bare his soul and where some of his most incredible music can be found’. To the pianist, the rawness and vulnerability of human emotions’ displayed in Tchaikovsky's music is almost unparalleled, something which his own performance here serve to confirm.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Glinka, Mikhail Ivanovich
01 Ruslan and Ludmila - Overture (arr. Y. Sudbin) 05:28 $ 1.31 USD
  Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich
02 Waltz of the Flowers (arr Y. Sudbin for piano four hands) 06:38 $ 1.59 USD
03 Dumka. Scène rustique Russe, Op.59 08:30 $ 2.04 USD
  from The Seasons, Op. 37 06:40
04 No. 11. November (Troika) 02:40 $ 0.64 USD
05 No. 6. June (Barcarolle) 04:00 $ 0.96 USD
  Two Pieces, Op.10 06:41
06 No. 1. Nocturne 03:57 $ 0.95 USD
07 No. 2. Humoresque 02:44 $ 0.66 USD
08 Nocturne, Op.19 No. 4 03:25 $ 0.82 USD
  from 18 Pieces, Op.72 10:25
09 No. 3. Tendres reproches 02:22 $ 0.57 USD
10 No. 16. Valse à cinq temps 01:46 $ 0.42 USD
11 No. 14. Chant élégiaque 06:17 $ 1.51 USD
12 The Sleeping Beauty - Waltz (arr Y. Sudbin for piano four
03:48 $ 0.91 USD
  Romeo and Juliet, overture-fantasy (arr. Y. Sudbin) 20:25
13 Andante ma non tanto, quasi moderato 04:37 $ 1.11 USD
14 Bar 112. Allegro giusto 05:21 $ 1.28 USD
15 Bar 275 06:55 $ 1.66 USD
16 Bar 489. Moderato assai 03:32 $ 0.85 USD
  Album total 73:58
ComposerGlinka, Mikhail Ivanovich
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich
PianoSudbin, Bella
Sudbin, Yevgeny
ArrangerSudbin, Yevgeny

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