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BALAKIREV, M.A.: Piano Works (Complete), Vol. 1 (N. Walker)


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Watch Nicholas Walker perform Mazurka from Sonata in B flat minor (1905)
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BALAKIREV, M.A.: Piano Works (Complete), Vol. 1 (N. Walker)

Balakirev’s Sonata in B flat minor, Op 5 (1905) is the summit of his ambition to create a work that expresses the entire history of Russia. This highly original and most moving of all Russian Sonatas encapsulates all three Sonatas, having begun life as the Grande Sonate, Op 3 (1855), here recorded for the first time, subsequently becoming the First Sonata (1856). This recording of the Sonata, Op 5 is the first to have been made from the original manuscript, without the mistakes to be found in the two published scores.

Balakirev, Mily Alexeyevich

  Piano Sonata in B-Flat Minor
1.   I. Andantino 00:06:23
2.   II. Mazurka: Moderato 00:05:14
3.   III. Intermezzo: Larghetto 00:04:18
4.   IV. Allegro non troppo, ma con fuoco 00:08:32
  Piano Sonata No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 5
5.   I. Andante - Allegro assai, feroce 00:10:52
6.   II. Mazurka: Tempo di mazurka 00:03:53
7.   III. Andante 00:06:01
  Piano Sonata in B-Flat Minor, Op. 3, "Grande Sonate"
8.   I. Allegro feroce 00:12:00
9.   II. Mazurka 00:03:52
10.   III. Larghetto 00:08:12
11.   IV. Finale: Allegro grazioso 00:06:22
12.   V. Epilogue: Fuga 00:00:44

Total Playing Time: 01:16:23

Balakirev, Mily Alexeyevich

Walker, Nicholas

Label: Grand Piano

Genre: Instrumental

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: GP636

Barcode: 747313963621

Physical Release: 05/2013

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