Alexander Gadjiev – Literary Fantasies (2018) [FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Alexander Gadjiev – Literary Fantasies (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:19:08 minutes | 2,43 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © ACOUSENCE Classics

“Romanticism” is characterized by crossing all kinds of boundaries. Usually, the titles of compositions give us insight into how their creators were inspired by literature, landscapes or works of art. But mere titles do not exhaust the phenomenon of crossing borders the least. Many artists have multiple talents. Franz Liszt not only composed, but was also an outstanding piano virtuoso. Robert Schumann had to give up his promising piano career. Both possessed literary talent. On this new release, Alexander Gadjiev performs works by Liszt and Schumann that were inspired by literature. Tutored by his father, a well-known Russian teacher, Alexander Gadjiev played a solo concerto for the first time with orchestra at the age of nine and held his first solo recital aged ten. He is currently studying with Pavel Gililov at Mozarteum Salzburg and participating in prestigious masterclasses such as the “Eppan Piano Academy” and “Verbier Piano Academy,” both limited to a very small number of selected pianists from around the world.

01. 3 Sonetti di Petrarca, S. 270a (1st Version): No. 2, Benedetto sia ‘l giorno [Sonnet No. 47]
02. 3 Sonetti di Petrarca, S. 270a (1st Version): No. 1, Pace non trovo [Sonnet No. 104]
03. 3 Sonetti di Petrarca, S. 270a (1st Version): No. 3, I’ vidi in terra angelici costumi [Sonnet No. 123]
04. Kreisleriana, Op. 16: I. Äußerst bewegt
05. Kreisleriana, Op. 16: II. Sehr innig und nicht zu rasch
06. Kreisleriana, Op. 16: III. Sehr aufgeregt
07. Kreisleriana, Op. 16: IV. Sehr langsam
08. Kreisleriana, Op. 16: V. Sehr lebhaft
09. Kreisleriana, Op. 16: VI. Sehr langsam
10. Kreisleriana, Op. 16: VII. Sehr rasch
11. Kreisleriana, Op. 16: VIII. Schnell Und Spielend
12. Années de pèlerinage II, Italy, S. 161b: No. 7, Après une lecture du Dante, fantasia quasi sonata
13. 3 Fantasiestücke, Op. 111: No. 2 in A-Flat Major “Ziemlich langsam”

Alexander Gadjiev, piano