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Yury Favorin, Piano

By Yury Favorin

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By Yury Favorin. By Samuil Feinberg, Gavriil Popov, Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953), Vladimir Rebikov (1866-1920), and Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). Country of Origin: Russia. Classical. Listening CD. Published by Melodiya (NX.MELCD1002459).

Item Number: NX.MELCD1002459

This album features names that are virtually unknown to today's wide audience - Gavriil Popov, Vladimir Rebikov and Samuil Feinberg. For the first time on record, Melodiya presents Grand Suite by Gabriil Popov, one of the most talented representatives of "Soviet music avant-garde" of the 1920's to the early 1930's (accusations of "formalism" forced him to reject his own artistic identity). Vladimir Rebikov was one of the first representatives of Russian music modernism. His piano cycle On the Other Side was inspired by the works of Spanish painter Francisco Goya. Samuil Feinberg is known first of all as a prominent pianist, educator and successor of the traditions of the Russian piano school. Nevertheless, he held himself out a composer in the first place, a continuer of Alexander Scriabin's creative aspirations. The album also includes works by domestic classical composers of the 20th century - one of Prokofiev's first opuses (Four Etudes, Op. 2) written when the composer was 18 years old, and Shostakovich's First piano sonata (1927), one of the boldest and experimental pieces of the young composer who was not afraid of getting involved in the maze of "free atonality.".

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