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Maria Yudina: Anniversary Edition

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Label: Melodiya

Cat No: MELCD1002590

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 10

Release Date: 4th October 2019

Contents

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV903
The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1, BWV846-869
» no.1 in C major, BWV846
» no.2 in C minor, BWV847
» no.3 in C sharp major, BWV848
» no.4 in C sharp minor, BWV849
» no.5 in D major, BWV850
» no.8 in E flat minor, BWV853
» no.9 in E major, BWV854
» no.10 in E minor, BWV855
» no.11 in F major, BWV856
» no.12 in F minor, BWV857
» no.17 in A flat major, BWV862: Fugue
» no.18 in G sharp minor, BWV863
» no.19 in A major, BWV864
» no.21 in B flat major, BWV866
» no.22 in B flat minor, BWV867
» no.24 in B minor, BWV869
The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 2, BWV870-893
» no.1 in C major, BWV870
» no.2 in C minor, BWV871
» no.3 in C sharp major, BWV872
» no.4 in C sharp minor, BWV873
» no.5 in D major, BWV874
» no.6 in D minor, BWV875
» no.7 in E flat major, BWV876
» no.8 in D-sharp minor, BWV877
» no.9 in E major, BWV878
» no.10 in E minor, BWV879
» no.12 in F minor, BWV881
» no.13 in F sharp major, BWV882
» no.14 in F sharp minor, BWV883
» no.15 in G major, BWV884
» no.16 in G minor, BWV885
» no.18 in G sharp minor, BWV887
» no.20 in A minor, BWV889
» no.23 in B major, BWV892
» no.24 in B minor, BWV893

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Piano Sonata no.5 in C minor, op.10 no.1
Piano Sonata no.12 in A flat major, op.26 'Marche funebre'
Piano Sonata no.27 in E minor, op.90
Piano Sonata no.28 in A major, op.101
Piano Sonata no.29 in B flat major, op.106 'Hammerklavier'
Piano Sonata no.32 in C minor, op.111
Variations (12) on the Russian Dance from the Ballet 'Das Waldmadchen', WoO71
Variations (32) on an original theme, WoO80

Debussy, Claude

Cello Sonata in D minor, L135

Glazunov, Alexander

Prelude and Fugue in D minor, op.62

Jolivet, Andre

Mana
» no.2 L'Oiseau
» no.3 La Princesse de Bali
» no.4 La Chevre
» no.5 La Vache

Liszt, Franz

Preludes and Fugues (6) for organ (Bach), S462
» no.1 in A minor (BWV543)
Schwanengesang, S560 (Schubert)
» no.4 Am Meer
Variations on JS Bach's 'Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen', S180

Lutoslawski, Witold

Variations on a Theme by Paganini

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Piano Sonata no.6 in D major, K284
Piano Sonata no.11 in A major, K331
Variations (9) in D major on a minuet by Jean Pierre Duport, K573

Mussorgsky, Modest

A Tear
Meditation (Album Leaf)
Reverie
Scherzo in C sharp minor

Myaskovsky, Nicolai

Yellowed Leaves, op.31
» no.1 Andante
» no.2 Un poco sostenuto malinconico e abbandonamente
» no.3 Andante cantabile
» no.6 Vivo - Largo
» no.7 Moderato

Prokofiev, Sergei

Cello Sonata in C major, op.119
Flute Sonata in D major, op.94
Things in Themselves, op.45
» no.1 Allegro moderato

Schubert, Franz

Impromptus (4), op.90 D899
Impromptus (4), op.142 D935

Scriabin, Alexander

Preludes (24), op.11
» no.2 in A minor
» no.4 in E minor
» no.5 in D major
» no.9 in E major
» no.10 in C sharp minor
» no.13 in G flat major
» no.15 in D flat major
» no.16 in B flat minor
» no.17 in A flat major
» no.22 in G minor

Serocki, Kazimierz

Trombone Sonatina

Stravinsky, Igor

Circus Polka (arr. Victor Babin for 2 pianos)
Septet

Szymanowski, Karol

Preludes (9), op.1
Variations in B flat minor, op.3

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Piano Concerto no.1 in B flat minor, op.23

Volkonsky, Andre

Musica stricta - Fantasia ricercata, op.11

Webern, Anton

Variations for piano, op.27

Artists

Maria Yudina (piano)
Natalia Shakhovskaya (cello)
Nahum Saidel (flute)
Lev Evgrafov (cello)
Grigory Khersonsky (trombone)
Maria Drozdova (piano)
Yuri Ponizovkin (piano)
Liya Melik-Muradian (violin)
Igor Malkin (viola)
Alexey Esipov (cello)
Valery Bezruchenko (clarinet)
Vitaly Buianovsky (horn)
Sergei Krasavin (bassoon)
Ukrainian State Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Natan Rakhlin

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV903
The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1, BWV846-869
» no.1 in C major, BWV846
» no.2 in C minor, BWV847
» no.3 in C sharp major, BWV848
» no.4 in C sharp minor, BWV849
» no.5 in D major, BWV850
» no.8 in E flat minor, BWV853
» no.9 in E major, BWV854
» no.10 in E minor, BWV855
» no.11 in F major, BWV856
» no.12 in F minor, BWV857
» no.17 in A flat major, BWV862: Fugue
» no.18 in G sharp minor, BWV863
» no.19 in A major, BWV864
» no.21 in B flat major, BWV866
» no.22 in B flat minor, BWV867
» no.24 in B minor, BWV869
The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 2, BWV870-893
» no.1 in C major, BWV870
» no.2 in C minor, BWV871
» no.3 in C sharp major, BWV872
» no.4 in C sharp minor, BWV873
» no.5 in D major, BWV874
» no.6 in D minor, BWV875
» no.7 in E flat major, BWV876
» no.8 in D-sharp minor, BWV877
» no.9 in E major, BWV878
» no.10 in E minor, BWV879
» no.12 in F minor, BWV881
» no.13 in F sharp major, BWV882
» no.14 in F sharp minor, BWV883
» no.15 in G major, BWV884
» no.16 in G minor, BWV885
» no.18 in G sharp minor, BWV887
» no.20 in A minor, BWV889
» no.23 in B major, BWV892
» no.24 in B minor, BWV893

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Piano Sonata no.5 in C minor, op.10 no.1
Piano Sonata no.12 in A flat major, op.26 'Marche funebre'
Piano Sonata no.27 in E minor, op.90
Piano Sonata no.28 in A major, op.101
Piano Sonata no.29 in B flat major, op.106 'Hammerklavier'
Piano Sonata no.32 in C minor, op.111
Variations (12) on the Russian Dance from the Ballet 'Das Waldmadchen', WoO71
Variations (32) on an original theme, WoO80

Debussy, Claude

Cello Sonata in D minor, L135

Glazunov, Alexander

Prelude and Fugue in D minor, op.62

Jolivet, Andre

Mana
» no.2 L'Oiseau
» no.3 La Princesse de Bali
» no.4 La Chevre
» no.5 La Vache

Liszt, Franz

Preludes and Fugues (6) for organ (Bach), S462
» no.1 in A minor (BWV543)
Schwanengesang, S560 (Schubert)
» no.4 Am Meer
Variations on JS Bach's 'Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen', S180

Lutoslawski, Witold

Variations on a Theme by Paganini

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Piano Sonata no.6 in D major, K284
Piano Sonata no.11 in A major, K331
Variations (9) in D major on a minuet by Jean Pierre Duport, K573

Mussorgsky, Modest

A Tear
Meditation (Album Leaf)
Reverie
Scherzo in C sharp minor

Myaskovsky, Nicolai

Yellowed Leaves, op.31
» no.1 Andante
» no.2 Un poco sostenuto malinconico e abbandonamente
» no.3 Andante cantabile
» no.6 Vivo - Largo
» no.7 Moderato

Prokofiev, Sergei

Cello Sonata in C major, op.119
Flute Sonata in D major, op.94
Things in Themselves, op.45
» no.1 Allegro moderato

Schubert, Franz

Impromptus (4), op.90 D899
Impromptus (4), op.142 D935

Scriabin, Alexander

Preludes (24), op.11
» no.2 in A minor
» no.4 in E minor
» no.5 in D major
» no.9 in E major
» no.10 in C sharp minor
» no.13 in G flat major
» no.15 in D flat major
» no.16 in B flat minor
» no.17 in A flat major
» no.22 in G minor

Serocki, Kazimierz

Trombone Sonatina

Stravinsky, Igor

Circus Polka (arr. Victor Babin for 2 pianos)
Septet

Szymanowski, Karol

Preludes (9), op.1
Variations in B flat minor, op.3

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Piano Concerto no.1 in B flat minor, op.23

Volkonsky, Andre

Musica stricta - Fantasia ricercata, op.11

Webern, Anton

Variations for piano, op.27

Artists

Maria Yudina (piano)
Natalia Shakhovskaya (cello)
Nahum Saidel (flute)
Lev Evgrafov (cello)
Grigory Khersonsky (trombone)
Maria Drozdova (piano)
Yuri Ponizovkin (piano)
Liya Melik-Muradian (violin)
Igor Malkin (viola)
Alexey Esipov (cello)
Valery Bezruchenko (clarinet)
Vitaly Buianovsky (horn)
Sergei Krasavin (bassoon)
Ukrainian State Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Natan Rakhlin

About

“This is not at all what I wrote, but play it like this. Do play it this way!” exclaimed Dmitri Shostakovich after Maria Yudina performed the freshly written 24 Preludes and Fugues. This exclamation contains the key to understanding of Maria Yudina’s performing art – a controversial and disputable one that left a profound imprint on the cultural environment of the twentieth century.

The 10-CD set is the biggest part of Maria Yudina’s surviving studio and concert recordings from the Melodiya archive made between 1948 and 1969. Her best-known interpretations (Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, Beethoven’s early and last sonatas, Schubert’s impromptus, Mozart’s pieces) are found here side by side with twentieth-century pianistic rarities (Glazunov’s Prelude and Fugue, Prokofiev’s Things in Themselves, Lutosławski’s Variations on a Theme of Paganini). Her recordings of Andrei Volkonsky’s Musica Stricta, the work from which the history of Russian avant-garde music began (the composer dedicated it to Yudina), Webern’s Variations and Scriabin’s Preludes, op.11, are released for the first time.

The live (not studio!) recordings of Bach’s preludes and fugues made at the concerts in 1950 and dedicated to the memory of the great cantor will be a real gift for the listeners. The major “bonus” of the set is Tchaikovsky’s First Concerto recorded by Yudina on a tour in Kiev in 1954 with the State Orchestra of the Ukrainian SSR conducted by Natan Rakhlin.

“The thinker musician”, “preacher”, “medium” are the epithets that accompanied Yudina in her lifetime. As for her, she disliked being called a pianist. Playing and teaching, enlightenment, poetry, philosophy, religious devotion – all aspects of Maria Yudina’s personality constituted an inseparable synthesis. Whatever she played – her beloved Bach, Mozart, Schubert or “serialist” Webern, or Stravinsky, Beethoven, Debussy or the composers who lived in Leningrad during the siege – everything sounded unexpected, paradoxical, but extremely convincing.

“She rediscovered what I considered to be open for me for a long time”, philosopher Alexei Losev wrote about Yudina.

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