Marietta Petkova - 'Préludes'

 

Label: Bloomline ‎BS16-095

Series: Concert Documents

Format: 2CD, Album, Stereo 

Released: 2016

 

Tracklist:

 

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) 6 Kleine Präludien, BWV 933-938

1-1    Prelude in C major, BWV 933    1:38

1-2    Prelude in C minor, BWV 934    0:55

1-3    Prelude in D minor, BWV 935    0:50

1-4    Prelude in D major, BWV 936    2:31

1-5    Prelude in E major, BWV 937    1:35

1-6    Prelude in E minor, BWV 938    2:06

 

    Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915) 24 Preludes, Op. 11

1-7    No. 1 in C major - Vivace    0:50

1-8    No. 2 in A minor - Allegretto    2:16

1-9    No. 3 in G major - Vivo    0:58

1-10    No. 4 in E minor - Lento    1:58

1-11    No. 5 in D major - Andante cantabile    1:39

1-12    No. 6 in B minor - Allegro    0:58

1-13    No. 7 in A major - Allegro assai    1:01

1-14    No. 8 in F sharp minor - Allegro agitato    1:30

1-15    No. 9 in E major - Andantino    0:29

1-16    No. 10 in C sharp minor - Andante    1:30

1-17    No. 11 in B major - Allegro assai    1:37

1-18    No. 12 in G sharp minor - Andante    1:37

1-19    No. 13 in G flat major - Lento    1:37

1-20    No. 14 in E flat minor - Presto    1:02

1-21    No. 15 in D flat major - Lento    2:09

1-22    No. 16 in B flat minor - Misterioso    1:46

1-23    No. 17 in A flat major - Allegretto    0:44

1-24    No. 18 in F minor - Allegro agitato    1:01

1-25    No. 19 in E flat major - Affettuoso    1:17

1-26    No. 20 in C minor - Appassionato    1:23

1-27    No. 21 in B flat major - Andante    1:41

1-28    No. 22 in G minor - Lento    1:11

1-29    No. 23 in F major - Vivo    0:38

1-30    No. 24 in D minor - Presto    0:48

 

    Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) 24 Preludes, Op. 28

2-1    No. 1 in C major - Agitato    0:44

2-2    No. 2 in A minor - Lento    2:10

2-3    No. 3 in G major - Vivace    

2-4    No. 4 in E minor - Largo    2:05

2-5    No. 5 in D major - Molto allegro    0:37

2-6    No. 6 in B minor - Lento assai    2:05

2-7    No. 7 in A major - Andantino    0:49

2-8    No. 8 in F sharp minor - Molto agitato    2:06

2-9    No. 9 in E major - Largo    1:27

2-10    No. 10 in C sharp minor - Molto allegro    0:33

2-11    No. 11 in B major - Vivace    0:40

2-12    No. 12 in G sharp minor - Presto    1:27

2-13    No. 13 in F sharp major - Lento    3:16

2-14    No. 14 in E flat minor - Allegro    0:36

2-15    No. 15 in D flat major - Sostenuto    5:03

2-16    No. 16 in B flat minor - Presto con fuoco    1:19

2-17    No. 17 in A flat major - Allegretto    4:01

2-18    No. 18 in F minor - Molto allegro    1:03

2-19    No. 19 in E flat major - Vivace    1:32

2-20    No. 20 in C minor - Largo    1:25

2-21    No. 21 in B flat major - Cantabile    2:34

2-22    No. 22 in G minor - Molto agitato    0:52

2-23    No. 23 in F major - Moderato    1:12

2-24    No. 24 in D minor - Allegro appassionato    2:33

 

Companies, etc:

 

Record Company – Bloomline Studio

Recorded At – Salle Paderewski

Duplicated By – Sony DADC Austria

Edited At – Bloomline Studio

Mastered At – Bloomline Studio

            

Credits:

            

Artwork – Yasar Saka, Leo de Klerk

Liner Notes – Elger Niels, Pierre Hugli

Photography By – Anouk Bijsterbosch, Krasimir Stoyanov, Marietta Petkova, Mike van den Toorn

Piano Technician – Matthias Maurer

Producer, Recorded By – Leo de Klerk

Translated By – Hanna de Haan, Thurstan Robinson, Vera Verhagen

 

Notes:

 

Recorded live in concert on May 20, 2016, Salle Paderewski, Casino de Montbenon, Lausanne (CH), Steinway and Sons D569802, 2003.

 

© ℗ 2016 Marietta Petkova, Bloomline Studio

 

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'Préludes' 2CD

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  • "Marietta Petkova played a marvellous Bach in Lausanne on 20 May of last year, an extremely colourful Skrjabin and a no less facet-rich Chopin. Just like Richter, she also supports the idea that what should be played, but just like him, plays out its highest strengths in colours and shadows, in the fine-grained range of dynamics and tempo changes in addition to accentuating the left and right hands. It is top-class agogics that she gives in these interpretations (also in Skrjabin!). Petkova also realizes that this music can not exist without expressive expansion but also without intimate prosaic explorations and that carefully applied contrasts are decisive for the entire discourse. That keeps the attention of the public also caught. The final applause seems to be much more than a grateful gesture. It also says something about her communicative skills as a musician. It also fits with Petkova's self-confidence to have the entire recital recorded live. Her website also explicitly states: 'When it comes to CD recordings, Marietta Petkova dissociates herself from the ubiquitous' cutting and pasting 'in studios'. Wow! That should be done by many more musicians! Leo de Klerk from Bloomline Acoustics provided a sparkling shot."

    -- Aart van der Wal, OpusKlassiek, januari 2017

     

    "phenomenal  intrepretations of more than fifty miniatures, magnificently recorded live in Lausanne, Switzerland. Live recordings are what the pianist believes in: moments of magic are only to be found in front of an audience.”

    -- Rudof Nammensma, Leeuwarder Courant

     

    “ Her playing makes you sit up and listen again to the composer, to the music’s structure, to discover new gems, and to be moved in a way that other pianists cannot match .”

    --Eric Bos, Dagblad van het Noorden,, Visualia

     

    “With Marietta Petkova, you never listen merely to notes – you listen to stories.”

    -- Christie Lelie, Trouw

     

    “ …she’s like a Toots Thielemans on the piano, expressing pure love in the notes. That alone makes her one of the greatest pianists of our time.”

    -- Paul Jansen, Luister

     

    “Petkova preludes through to the heart of Bach, Chopin, and Scriabin, letting their glittering notes cheerily, freely, and sometimes dramatically resonate to the cosmos.”

    -- Wenneke Savenije, Muze/Pianowereld

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