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Bach - Brahms

By Anna Vinnitskaya

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By Anna Vinnitskaya. By Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). Classical. 1 listening CD. Published by Alpha (NX.ALPHA231).

Item Number: NX.ALPHA231

Anna Vinnitskaya's discography to date has been Franco-Russian. Here she tackles Brahms, whom she has frequently played in concert, notably in the summer of 2015 at the Festival of La Roque d'Antheron. Here is what ResMusica had to say about that recital: 'True to her reputation, the Russian pianist genuinely illuminated the scene, impressing us with the control and depth of her artistry . . . Each piece obeyed a flawless architectural rigour, focusing on melodic line and diversity of tone. Right from the first bars of Bach's Chaconne transcribed by Brahms for the left hand, she produced a sound so full and nuanced as to make us forget that we were listening to just one hand. . . . There is always a great temptation to slide into Romantic emphasis, but the Russian artist achieved emotion with sobriety, using very little pedal. In the Klavierstucke of Brahms, this ability to penetrate the score down to its slightest inflections resulted in a version at the opposite pole from what one so often hears. Only the great Brahms interpreters possess the gift of not overloading a text already sufficiently dense in sentiments.'.

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  • 01. Chaconne for Left Hand after Johann Sebastian Bach's Partita for Violin Solo No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 
  • 02-09. Klavierstucke, Op. 76 
  • 10-11. Rhapsodies, Op. 79 
  • 12-18. Fantasies, Op. 116 
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