1. Prélude in G - Flat Major, Op. 23: No. 10
2. Prélude In G - Sharp Minor, Op. 32: No. 12
3. Prélude In D Major, Op. 23: No. 4 4:11
4. Etude-Tableau in A Minor, Op. 39: No. 6
5. Etude-Tableau in A Minor, Op. 39: No. 2
6. Etude-Tableau in E - Flat Minor, Op. 39: No. 5
7. Moment Musicaux in E Minor, Op. 16: No. 4
8. Moment Musicaux in B - Flat Minor, Op. 16: No. 1
9. Piano Sonata No. 2 In B Flat Minor, Op. 36
An Evening with Sergei Rachmaninoff and Christina Grigoryants’ is dedicated to one of the last great musical Romantics.
The programme features some of Rachmaninoff’s most interesting and dynamic compositions including selections from his Preludes, Moments Musical and Etudes Tableaux, and concludes with an outstanding performance of the composer’s rarely played and most demanding works, the original 1913 version of his Piano Sonata No.2.
Preludierna: Opus 23 - No 10 in Gb major • Opus 32 - No 12 in G# minor • Opus 32 - No 2 in Bb minor • Opus 23 - No.5 in G minor • Opus 23 - No 4 in D major. Études Tableaux, Opus 39: No 6 in A minor • No 1 in C minor • No 2 in A minor • No 5 in Eb minor. Moments Musicaux Opus 16: No 4 in E minor Paus • No 1 in Bb minor • Piano Sonata No.2 - the 1913 original edition
Atmospheric Mastepieces is a beautiful programme that higlights the sheer beauty of works from six different composers.
The recital features compositions by three of the greatest masters - Bach, Beethoven and Mozart.
”The program is a collection of works from a great era and I often return to this period. The music contains so much light, hope and inspiration. It feels like the great composers of that time understood more about what is important in life than we do today. The rehearsal and performance is a big challenge as the music is so crystal and precise." Christina Grigoryants
Johan Sebastian Bach
Partita no. 6 in E minor, BWV 830 - 30 min
I.Toccata II.Allemande III.Corrente IV.Air V.Sarabande VI.Tempo di Gavotta VII.Gigue
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Sonata no 12 in F major, K.332 - 15 min
I.Allegro II.Adagio III.Allegro assai
Fantasia in C minor K.396 - 9 min
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonata no. 3 in C major, Opus 2 - 23 min
I.Allegro II.Adagio III.Scherzo IV.Allegro assai
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An album with extraordinary, improvised interpretations of both old jazz classics and
a selection of lesser known gems.
The album title alludes to the art of making each individual piano sound optimal through the right touch, hence ‘Friendly fingers’.
The two recording sessions took place in April and May 2022 at RMV Studios Skeppsholmen, Stockholm.