Biliana Tzinlikova – Stephen Heller: Variations for Piano (2016) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Stephen Heller – Variations for Piano – Biliana Tzinlikova (2016) 
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:04:19 minutes | 1,1 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: Qobuz | Booklet, Front Cover | © Paladino Music
Recorded: 29 Sep 2015 – 1 Oct 2015, Schloss Weinberg, Kefermarkt, Austria

He shares the year of his birth with Verdi and Wagner. His pen-pal Robert Schumann called him a “witty talent, listed him amongst his “Davidsbündler”. Everybody learning the piano knows his “Melodic Etudes”, but who knows his character pieces, variations, dances, Lieder? Listen to them on Biliana Tzinlikovas pointy and intimate recording.

„Throughout the recital the pianist, Biliana Tzinlikova, proves herself up to the many challenges which this music asks of its performer: an ability to handle a variety of difficulties including rapid scales, arpeggios galore, octaves, and the like; a keen sense of detail work with regard to articulation, dynamics, and pacing; and an overall sense of the nature of Heller’s ideas on what poetry and music should offer: elegance, clarity, and beauty. These traits Tzinlikova brings in spades and the results show. So, for those interested in 19th-century fare outside of (or perhaps better, in addition to) the standard Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Mendelssohn, and Brahms, then Heller will surely be welcome in your collection!”

Stephen Heller (1813-1888)
1. 21 variations on a theme by Beethoven, Op. 133 37:45
2. Variations brillantes on a Polish theme, Op. 5 16:12
3. Variations on a theme by Paganini, Op. 1 10:21

Biliana Tzinlikova, piano