Marietta Petkova - 'Sergei Rachmaninov Sonata No. 2 - Complete 24 Preludes'

 

Label: Challenge Classics ‎– CC72168

Format: 2 × CD, Album 

Country: Netherlands

Released: 2006

 

 

Tracklist

 

- Piano Sonata No. 2 In B Flat Minor, Op. 36

1-1    Allegro Agitato    8:31

1-2    Non Allegro - Lento    7:12

1-3    Allegro Molto    6:31

    

- Prelude Opus 3 No. 2 In C Sharp Minor

1-4    Lento    4:19

 

- Preludes Opus 23

1-5    No.1, F Sharp Minor - Largo    3:40

1-6    No.2, B Flat Major - Maestoso    3:38

1-7    No.3, D Minor - Tempo Di Minuetto    3:54

1-8    No.4, D Major - Andante Cantabile    4:29

1-9    No.5, G Minor - Alla Marcia    4:10

1-10    No.6, E Flat Major - Andante    2:42

1-11    No.7, C Minor - Allegro    2:50

1-12    No.8, A Flat Major - Allegro vivace    3:45

1-13    No.9, E Flat Minor - Presto    2:04

1-14    No.10, G Flat Major - Largo    3:31

    

- Preludes Opus 32

2-1    No.1, C Major - Allegro Vivace    1:19

2-2    No.2, B Flat Minor - Allegretto    3:37

2-3    No.3, E Major - Allegro Vivace    2:40

2-4    No.4, E Minor - Allegro Con Brio    6:01

2-5    No.5, G Major - Moderato    3:03

2-6    No.6, F Minor - Allegro Appassionato    1:30

2-7    No.7, F Major - Moderato    3:03

2-8    No.8, A Minor - Vivo    2:08

2-9    No.9, A Major - Allegro Moderato    3:02

2-10    No.10, B Minor - Lento    5:59

2-11    No.11, B Major - Allegretto    2:39

2-12    No.12, G Sharp Minor - Allegro    2:40

2-13    No.13, D Flat Major - Grave    5:31

 

 

Companies, etc.

        

Licensed From – United Media Company

Recorded At – Concertgebouw 'De Doelen' Rotterdam

Recorded At – Salle Paderewsky, Lausanne

Mixed At – Studio Paudeze II

Mastered At – Helix Audio

    

    

Credits

        

Artwork By – Marcel van den Broek

Mastered By – Bert van Dijk

Photography – Sebastiaan Westerweel

Producer – Haiko Boonstra (tracks: 1-1 to 1-3), Mischa Mersson (tracks: 1-4 to 1-14, 2-1 to 2-13), Pierre Hugli (tracks: 1-4 to 1-14, 2-1 to 2-13)

Recorded By, Edited By – Bert van Dijk (tracks: 1-1 to 1-3), Louis Favre (tracks: 1-4 to 1-14, 2-1 to 2-13)

Recorded By, Edited By, Mixed By – Blaise Grandjean (tracks: 1-4 to 1-14, 2-1 to 2-13)

    

    

Notes:

 

Total Length: 

CD1: 61:16 

CD2: 42:16 

 

Live recordings

- Sonata: 'De Doelen', Rotterdam, 20 april 2005, 

- Preludes: 'Salle Paderewski', Lausanne, 28 mei 2002. 

        

Barcode: 60917216820

Other (Label Code): 00950

Other (Spars Code): DDD

'Rachmaninov Sonata No.2 & Complete Preludes'

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  • "I have owned and appreciated recordings of the Rachmaninov Prefludes by Ashkenzy, Richter, Osborne, Lugansky, Alexeev(…) but none of these even approaches the sheer soaring “ Russian” artistry and visceral romantic impact of this Marietta Petkova recording."

    -- Michael Lee Davis, Amazon

     

    “It is still possible to be completely bowled over by a CD. After hearing this recording, it is no longer possible to listen to Rachmaninov's Preludes and remain unmoved. Forget Lugansky, Rubinstein, Richter and all those other pianists who once made a brave attempt, here is the long-awaited reference recording that will undoubtedly be a winner.” 

    -- Paul Janssen, Luister

     

    "(…) Through the emotional authenticity of her interpretation, without a single weak moment, she reveals the cycle of Rachmanonov’s Preludes. Inspired, concentrated pianistic (…) proportioned according to a solid knowledge of the architecture, powerful where necessary, seductive and ripe. Her sound is truly ideal; her phrasing seems woven with the same poetic truth as that of composer himself.”

    -- Giorgio De Martino, Musica

     

    "Over the years, many, many pianists have captivated and moved me. But Marietta Petkova is a different kind of experience: this lady plays right through me!"

    -- Marcel Zwitser, Nederlands Dagblad

     

    "It’s a revelation, this truly breath-taking interpretation by Petkova. And it’s absolutely a “live” recording; you experience the communication and the passionate concentration (no contradiction here) in her playing. Her complete devotion and naturalness make you want to listen to it all over again. A dream. Don’t wait another  minute."

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