Ludmila Berlinskaya – Reminiscenza (2017) [FLAC 24bit/48kHz]

Ludmila Berlinskaya – Reminiscenza (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:19:30 minutes | 752 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Melodiya

Here is an album filled with piano reminiscences of the highest level: Russian pianist Ludmila Berlinskaya is descendant of an impressive dynasty of musicians (her father was a cellist and the founder of the Borodin Quartet) who grew up around some of the greatest geniuses of the Soviet Union − Rostropovich, Oistrakh, Goldenweiser, Flier, Temirkanov, Svetlanov, Rozhdestvensky, Kitayenko, Solzhenitsyn and Sakharov. Later, before launching her great international career, she didn’t think twice about working as Richter’s page-turner, before becoming a sort of “spiritual daughter” for the great master. Undeniably her piano technique, as clear as a diamond and devoid of any damper effect – polyphonic lines are held by the fingers, as they should be – is evocative of Richter’s. The album’s title draws from Medtner’s Sonata “Reminiscenza”, a wonderful masterpiece that is unfortunately never played, but the other three works, much like Medtner’s Sonata, end pianissimo with a certain sense of melancholy: Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 30, Ravel’s Valses nobles et sentimentales (Noble and Sentimental Waltzes), and Schumann’s Kreisleriana.

01. Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109: I. Vivace, ma non troppo
02. Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109: II. Prestissimo
03. Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109: III. Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo
04. Forgotten Melodies I, Op. 38: No. 1, Sonata in A Minor “Reminiscenza”
05. Kreisleriana, Op. 16: I. Äußerst bewegt
06. Kreisleriana, Op. 16: II. Sehr innig und night zu rasch
07. Kreisleriana, Op. 16: III. Sehr aufgeregt
08. Kreisleriana, Op. 16: IV. Sehr langsam
09. Kreisleriana, Op. 16: V. Sehr lebhaft
10. Kreisleriana, Op. 16: VI. Sehr langsam
11. Kreisleriana, Op. 16: VII. Sehr rasch
12. Kreisleriana, Op. 16: VIII. Schnell Und Spielend
13. Valses nobles et sentimentales: No. 1, Modéré très franc
14. Valses nobles et sentimentales: II. Assez lent avec une expression intense
15. Valses nobles et sentimentales: III. Modéré
16. Valses nobles et sentimentales: IV. Assez animé
17. Valses nobles et sentimentales: V. Presque lent dans un sentiment intime
18. Valses nobles et sentimentales: VI. Vif
19. Valses nobles et sentimentales: VII. Moins vif
20. Valses Nobles Et Sentimentales: VIII. Épilogue-Lent