Lukas Geniusas – Chopin – Mazurkas & Sonate No. 3 (2020) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Lukas Geniusas – Chopin – Mazurkas & Sonate No. 3 (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 52:26 minutes | 680 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Mirare

Since winning a prize at the 2010 Fryderyk Chopin International Competition in Warsaw, the Russian-Lithuanian pianist Lukas Geniušas has remained constant in his love for the Polish composer. After a debut album on Mirare devoted to Sergei Prokofiev (2018), he presents this recording which reveals two almost contradictory aspects of Chopin: the mazurkas, brief immersions in the composer’s soul, steeped in yearning for his homeland; and the ardent Third Sonata, one of his most masterly structures.

Chopin was an absolute master of “small forms” (preludes, ballads, nocturnes, mazurkas, impromptus, études, polonaises), which often overshadowed his larger works such as the three piano sonatas and the sonata for cello and piano which are brilliant but are often criticised for being disparate pieces strung together. Yet, upon closer examination, many musicologists have found that these works are carefully structured and as accomplished as the classical models established by Haydn and Beethoven.

In this recital for Mirare, the Russian-Lithuanian pianist Lukas Geniušas has once again set his sights on Chopin after his interpretation of Chopin’s twenty-four Etudes (for Dux Records) in 2013 was highly praised. Two years later, the release of his monographic album dedicated to the Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor and the Concerto in E minor by the Chopin Institute in Warsaw (Narodowy Instytut Fryderyka Chopin), was once again a success.

Having studied at the Moscow Frederic Chopin College of Music Performing, the brilliant young Lukas Geniušas now remains loyal to his favourite composer. He leads up to Sonata No. 3 by playing a mix of eleven Mazurkas, like walking down an impressive avenue of lime trees leading to a stately home. His great technique and remarkable sensitivity allow him to pick up on even the most subtle and delicate details of Chopin’s music. – François Hudry

Tracklist

1. Lukas Geniusas – Mazurka: No. 3 in E Major, Op. 6
2. Lukas Geniusas – Mazurka: No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 7
3. Lukas Geniusas – Mazurka: No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 17
4. Lukas Geniusas – Mazurka: No. 4 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 30
5. Lukas Geniusas – Mazurka: No. 1 in G-Sharp Minor, Op. 33
6. Lukas Geniusas – Mazurka: No. 2 in D Major, Op. 33
7. Lukas Geniusas – Mazurka: No. 3 in C Major, Op. 33
8. Lukas Geniusas – Mazurka: No. 1 in B Major, Op. 63
9. Lukas Geniusas – Mazurka: No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 63
10. Lukas Geniusas – Mazurka: No. 3 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 63
11. Lukas Geniusas – Mazurka: No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 68
12. Lukas Geniusas – Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 58: I. Allegro Maestoso
13. Lukas Geniusas – Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 58: II. Scherzo. Molto vivace
14. Lukas Geniusas – Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 58: III. Largo
15. Lukas Geniusas – Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 58: IV. Finale. Presto non tanto

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